Since the conception of TEABBA in 1989, one of the major sections of TEABBA is the Technical section which provides and supports the broadcast maintenance service for the RIBS (formally known as BRACS) sites in remote communities across the Top End of Australia.
Responsible for most of the broadcasting services, both radio and television, for 30 remote Aboriginal communities, TEABBA uses only qualified broadcasting Technicians. It is this reason that Federal Government bodies use TEABBA’s information and data collection to help improve and add to these services. Also TEABBA has continued to support these communities by working with the Community Broadcasting Foundation to replace some of the radio transmitters that are uneconomical to continue to repair at these remote communities.
Whilst any new or updated equipment is installed we continue to ensure that all the equipment is compatible with existing broadcasting equipment to continue the ability to re broadcast locally in the community or through the TEABBA network.
Following the IRRR project in 2008, most communities now have the necessary equipment to perform a local broadcast; in the case of the lucky RIBS even have a working phone line which enables them to broadcast their show over the TEABBA footprint with a Codec Tieline.
In 2013, TEABBA Services were focussed on the digital switchover.