UPDATE 3/23/23 SCETV tower crew started work at Awendaw on Monday but discovered the tower elevator needs maintenance and is unsafe to use. Facility owner has been contacted and the tower crew is making alternate plans for the installation.
UPDATE 3/2/2023: SCETV has received replacement coaxial cable and connectors for the project. The tower crew is working the project into their schedule with installation expected to take a 4 days with good weather.
UPDATE 2/23/2023: SCETV has ordered new coaxial cable to replace the damaged Awendaw feed line. It should arrive sometime around March 1. The tower crew is scheduled to replace the line which will take an estimated 4 days. Weather permitting, the repeaters should be back up around mid March.
UPDATE 2/15/2023: The SCETV tower crew discovered the coax feed line to the antennas is damaged and will need work. A 40-foot section has failed and detached from the tower. Repair will require additional work by the crew. The work will be schedule as soon as possible.
UPDATE 1/31/2023: Due to weather conditions expected at the site, the repair project scheduled for tomorrow is being rescheduled for next week.
UPDATE 1/29/2023: Engineering has confirmed antenna issue. Tower crew is scheduled to be on site 2/1/2023
1/15/2023 The Awendaw VHF-UHF and North Charleston DMR repeaters are experiencing intermittent issues with receive sensitivity and output power levels. Preliminary analysis indicates a possible issue with the common antenna components. SCETV Engineering is investigating the issue.