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Supervisors share some good news on radio units

ROSS TWP. – Supervisors announced Tuesday that only a handful of radio communication units might have to be replaced due to a Federal Communication Commission requirement.

Last month, supervisors discussed the need to see how many of their radio communication units could be reprogrammed and how many might need to be replaced.

Chairman Stanford Davis said the FCC issued a requirement that all radio systems operate on narrow-band frequencies versus the wide-band frequencies. Utilizing the narrow band, it would create more frequencies for future use.

Davis contacted Purosky and Tuckerman, a two-way radio dealer from Dickson City and found out that most of their radio systems can be reprogrammed to operate on the narrow band.

The township owns nine mobile units and three portable radio communication units. To be in accordance with the new FCC regulation, Davis estimated the township will have to replace about four of them by October.

In other business, Davis announced a free electronics recycling collection 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11 at the Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School in Hanover Township.

What’s next

The next township supervisors meeting will be held June 14 at 7 p.m. in the municipal building.

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