Chris Welch and Christian Oswald demonstrate absolute flexibility
Monday 5th November. Our aerial tower in the rain forest is not functioning. It appears that a technical fault is the reason. Okay, then let us call the hotline number and sit back, wait and see what happens. Well, erm, but, the only problem is that Diospi Suyana is the hotline!
Tuesday 6th November. At the crack of dawn Chris Welch and Christian Oswald start their three hour car-journey to Cusco Airport. Then they fly over the Andes to the rainforest around Puerto Maldonado. The Australian satellite expert can localise the problem. A modem in the telemetry turned itself off during a power cut. Having performed a couple of tests the two gentlemen get the modem working again: a real blessing.
Then they faced their next challenge: wait for a taxi that will bring them back to the city. No taxi was anywhere to be seen and the dirt track was absolutely soaked. Chris and Christian were given the opportunity to prove their virtues as adventurers: patience and ingenuity.
Suddenly a moto-taxi appears on the track with only one snag: it is already full of passengers (one granny, a mother and her child). But to be honest our two small technicians are surely able to squeeze into the vehicle.
But before the journey can even start, the passengers have to push the moto-taxi up a small slope. We at Diospi Suyana loves challenges. That evening they reach the hotel. Two problems have been solved and a quarter of a million Peruvians can, if they want to, listen to Diospi-Suyana-Radio – good work chaps!