avcg logo newsA new VHF repeater, Ch 83, has been installed on Middle Island in The Percy Group, S 21°40’ E 150°16’.The repeater notably improves communications in the area, removing a black spot be tween Keppel Bay and Mackay.

Radio operators at AVCGA QF24 Thirsty Sound report that boaties both local and transiting are rapped in the new repeater with cover now extending out into the Swains Reef area, significantly improving safety.

The repeater was installed with assistance from QLD Police and a grant obtained from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.