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Piscataquis radio club repeater in Milo awarded national affiliation

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 164, No. 42, October 16, 2002

MILO The American Radio Relay League on Oct. 6 awarded an affiliation to the Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club at the construction site of the club's new repeater building on top of Stickney Hill in Milo.

The relay league, a national organization formed in 1914 during the early days of radio, now provides a wide range of services to the ham, including education, representation in Washington, frequency coordination and college scholarships for aspiring hams. An affiliation is awarded to clubs with a membership with at least 50 percent ARRL participation.

A repeater is a type of radio utilized by most public service departments and amateur radio operators to significantly increase the range of their radio communications. The repeater location on Stickney Hill affords radio coverage in much of Piscataquis and Penobscot counties, giving the club the potential to provide emergency communications in this area, as well as providing radio, coordination for parades, canoe races, bike races and more.

For more information, call club president George Dean, at 965-8864.

NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.