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Horry County 911 requests funds to improve radio coverage issues – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2022-05-11 18:49:51 –

Horry County, South Carolina (WBTW) — Horry County 911 aims to improve the dead zone of coverage within the county.

At a Public Safety Commission meeting on Tuesday, Horry County 911 proposed a $ 3.2 million request for equipment to improve the two radio towers.

“Today there is very bad coverage near the Einer and Juniper Bay areas in the western part of the county, which is all causing problems not only for portables but also for mobile units,” said Lenny Hardwick of the Holly County 911 Division. Says. Head.

She said the issue affected police, firefighters and EMS. There are also dead zones in other parts of the county.

“There are also some dead spots above Shore Drive, at the end of Myrtle Beach where Myrtle Beach and the Shore Drive area meet,” Hardwick said.

Hardwick said he didn’t want to build a new tower.

“So we’re not going to build a tower,” she said. “We want to not only grow what we have, but also take advantage of some of the other towers that exist today, but meet those towers to the criteria we must meet. Requires some equipment. “

Horry County 911 has signed a contract with the company to help find towers that improve coverage.

She said that if you need to build a tower and buy land, the cost will be at least doubled.

The tower is currently unfunded and unplanned. The request was not made prior to the launching.

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