On September 20, 2018, improvements to the N5UIG/CERT repeater were completed which includes new hardware and improved antenna elevation. Initial testing shows a range of at least 10 miles. This is a landmark accomplishment for Allen CERT as we are now able to communicate within, around, and well outside the City of Allen with ease.
Special thanks to Mike Pruden and Chris Smith for assisting with the installation, Dee Miller for doing all of the legwork, and Chief Jon Boyd for championing this initiative.
Please join us in celebration by checking in at the next CERT Net on the first Tuesday of October, 8:30 PM, and every first and third Tuesday of the month.