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Two-way radio usage in county to get boost from ArDOT for ‘dead spots’

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.

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