Two-way radio communication in the southern part of Independence County is getting a helping hand from the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT).
ArDOT will be allowing the county to place two-way radio communications equipment, along with transmitting and receiving antennas, on an ArDOT tower to help cover an area of the county that’s caused problems with two-way receiving and transmitting for years.
County Judge Robert Griffin has described the area as having “dead spots.” Such areas are problematic for law enforcement, fire department, and county road two-way usage.
All three departments will now benefit with the addition of the equipment and antennas at the ArDOT tower.
Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest sports and weather every weekday morning by listening to Gary B. on Ozark Newsline, broadcast from the First Community Bank Newsroom on Arkansas 103.3. White River Now updates are also aired weekday mornings on 93 KZLE, Outlaw 106.5, and Your FM 99.5. Have a news tip or event to promote? Email White River Now at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Add don’t forget to download the White River Now mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.