Keep the Amateur Radio Repeaters Operational
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Recently, Delaware North took over operations in a hotel formerly known as Mariott Islandia in Long Island, NY.
For close to 30 years the rooftop of that very building has been the location of WR2UHF and WD2NY communications repeaters, a major purpose of which is to serve the Emergency Operations facilities for the Towns of Islip, Babylon, Brookhaven, and Smithtown as well as the Red Cross.
I have been informed by the managers onsite that the equipment must be removed in short order. The loss of this vital communications resource, providing IRLP and D-Star as well as local communications, with emergency power at the building, will be a devastating blow to the ability of Emergency Communications Amateur Radio Operators to serve the needs of the surrounding towns. There is no equivalent site to move to.
The owners of the building promote on their website a commitment to stewardship and community service. I hope to prevail upon them that they could serve the all-volunteer public service radio operators who serve the community, with NO INVESTMENT. In fact, all they have to do is... nothing but allow it to stay.
Please sign our petition so we can convince Delaware North that these repeaters are a vital part of our local emergency communications and it's crucial that they remain operational.
-Pres Waterman W2PW
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