Trail Volunteer Fund
Great Allegheny Passage, Yough River Trail Council,
Radio Repeater

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This project installed a radio repeater to provide communications between the Connellsville base station and volunteers at remote locations on the Youghiogheny River Trail segment of the Great Allegheny Passage.

Before the project, the section of the Yough River Trail between Dawson and Layton does not have radio or cell phone service available for assistance or emergency help due to the terrain of the trail. This project installed a radio repeater system located in such a way that our volunteers can maintain radio contact with the trail's base station at Bikes Unlimited in Connellsville.

The grant from the Trail Volunteer Fund will help to purchase the radio repeater and tower, which will be installed by volunteers and provide radio service to volunteers.

Grant awarded December 2008
Project completed June 2009

 


Photo courtesy of Ted Kovall
Hi-lift places antenna on pole
 

 



Photo courtesy of Ted Kovall
Newly-installed pole and antenna ready to install

 


Photo courtesy of Ted Kovall
Readying the hi-lift
 


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