Coast Guard’s VHF signal down for much of coastal Alaska - Alaska Public Media

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The CG got some serious funding to build their new VHF system of interlinked towers, and in my experience at least, it seems to be fairly well designed. But the word I’m hearing from some CG acquaintances is that the money to MAINTAIN the system is not so serious. This, too jives with what I hear on the air (and I bet you have, too) - stuff like wildly mis-set modulation on adjacent CG Sectors, adjoining towers with significant frequency errors (causing severe garbling when they simulcast on both at the same time) and locked-on transmitters.
I wonder what it will take to get Congress to approve the needed funding? I sure hope it isn’t fatal.