Black Mountain repaired


RUMFORD – Communications Director James P. Miclon of the Oxford County Regional Communications Center announced on July 2 that repair to the communications tower located on Black Mountain have been completed.

Miclon said after a hard winter on Black Mountain and several years of wear on the antenna and communications cable, which is exposed to the elements, it was time to upgrade the cable and antenna.

“This was a project that I had planned on this year, but things were getting worse rather quickly in the northern part of the county as far as radio and toning signal, so I moved the scheduled upgrade to June instead of in the fall,” Miclon said.

“Randy Warner of Warner Electronics Inc., who works on the county communications center’s radio equipment, had inspected the Black Mountain tower during his yearly inspection and advised me that the cable and antenna were in need of replacement soon,” Miclon stated.

“The Black Mountain tower is our communication link, which services all the emergency services such as fire, rescue and police for Byron, Roxbury, Dixfield, Mexico, Rumford and Andover,” Miclon said.

He stated, “The Byron Fire Department was having a very hard time receiving fire tones from our South Paris based center, but communications is greatly improved since the repairs were made.”