Grant: Enhanced, Scalable Repeater for Emergency Communications

Date: May 2022
Amount: $84,362

This grant will allow the Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society (BEARS) to refurbish the K7NWS West Tiger Mountain repeater and enhance the system by incorporating state-of-the-art radio communications technology. This upgrade will add analog voice channels and digital voice channels in the 2-meter, 1.25-meter, and 70 cm bands, as well as digital networking capability in the 5.9 GHz and 10 GHz bands. By doing this, BEARS will provide a scalable system that will enhance emergency communication in the Seattle area.

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