A listener in the Bloomington-Normal area says that Site 229 at ISU is reporting a new neighbor - Site 259, with a control channel of 857.0875. This frequency is licensed (WRDF445) at Minonk. N9LOB - could you give that site a listen and see if it's active now?I check them every couple of days to see if I can hear a control channel or anything but so far have heard nothing.
In August, the Sheriff reported to the county public safety committee that Minonk was just needing a connection from AT&T which was supposed to happen by the end of August. Cazenovia was waiting on a similar connection and the Sheriff was hoping to get the SO on it by the end of this month. There was no update given at the Sep. meeting last Tuesday. I know the Iowa derecho tied up tower crews for a while and delayed installation of the antennas for our county EMA and amateur 2-meter repeaters but they were installed at Cazenovia last week. I would speculate there may be similar delays on AT&T crews as well. (At least that's what I tell myself)
I keep waiting.