Lebanon Reporter

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August 14, 2012

Amateur radio group says upgrade needed

Amateur radio operators in Boone County desperately need money to upgrade a repeater station that allows them to maintain contact with each other during severe weather events, even with low-power radios.

George B. Fields, an amateur radio operator and net control operator for Skywarn, an emergency weather alerting system in Boone County, said the repeater — which increases the strength of a radio signal — is critically important.

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