The Grand Forks Amateur Radio Club is expanding the reach and strength of its communications thanks to a new repeater, made possible with a donation from the Phoenix Foundation and tested last Thursday at an open house. The amateur radio club (commonly known as ‘hams’) demonstrated the new repeater, which amplifies a radio signal to strengthen and increase the reach of a radio communication. The repeater is part of the club’s three-year plan to revitalize its communications technology, which will increase the club’s ability to work in the community and provide emergency communications for a variety of groups and events.

The Grand Forks Amateur Radio Club is expanding the reach and strength of its communications thanks to a new repeater, made possible with a donation from the Phoenix Foundation and tested last Thursday at an open house. The amateur radio club (commonly known as ‘hams’) demonstrated the new repeater, which amplifies a radio signal to strengthen and increase the reach of a radio communication. The repeater is part of the club’s three-year plan to revitalize its communications technology, which will increase the club’s ability to work in the community and provide emergency communications for a variety of groups and events.

Hams expand reach in Boundary and beyond

The new repeater will aid in radio signal strength.

KATHLEEN SAYLORS

Grand Forks Gazette

The new repeater will aid in radio signal strength.