BBC relay station at Masirah, Oman

FCO 8/2467 1975 Jan 01 - 1975 Dec 31

This file relates to the BBC's broadcast relay station at Masirah. It contains correspondence on:

  • A report on the effect any closure of the Masirah RAF facility would have on the relay station; including accounts of UK and Pakistani staff, and technical information
  • Recommendations concerning additional facilities at the Masirah relay station, and concerning the establishing of a new BBC Far East Relay in Singapore, in response to the required closure of the relay station in Tebrau, Malaysia
  • A lease for the new Singapore facility
  • The approval of the Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Saeed Al Said for the addition of new short-wave transmission capabilities at the BBC Relay Station in Masirah
  • The formation of Omantel, a joint collaboration between the Omani government and Cable and Wireless Limited
  • The complaint of the Sultan that BBC Arabic’s programme ‘Around the Arab World’ is depriving him of sleep by being transmitted after midnight