Chautauqua County Amateur FM Association club members recently completed an upgrade to its emergency communication systems.
An antenna was placed on the 150-foot tower and equipment installed that allows packet radio and provides better coverage to southern Chautauqua County and beyond.
Packet radio gives ham radio operators the ability to send typed messages over the airwaves via computer. The digipeater installed at the site acts as a store and forward terminal which, in conjunction with other similar digipeaters, extends the range of home or portable packet radio stations.
John Coulter, CCAFMA president, Tom Joneson and Ken Vossler install a terminal node controller and radio.
The site is located in South Valley.