With mixed emotions I announce that the Dallas 444.225 repeater is permanently off the air. It has been in stand-alone mode for over 18 months due to some technical issues. Due to the site location (on a platform 850’ up a 1300’ tower), access has been an issue since we installed it, and we haven’t been able to perform preventative maintenance to the repeater.
Dallas 444.225 was one of the original HEARS repeaters for NC. It is unfortunate to loose a site, but after much deliberation it was decided that it wasn’t serving a useful purpose in it’s current state and site access for continued upkeep would always be an issue.
Right now there are no plans to put the 444.225 repeater back on the air in the Dallas area. We’re diligently working on getting the 444.175 Charlotte repeater back on the air.