New Waiakea Radio Facility Proposed

A new radio facility has been proposed for the vacant State land across from the University of Hawaii Hilo.  The facility would be a public facility owned and operated by the State of Hawaii.

Project site looking north to the USDA Facility

The proposed Waiakea Radio Facility will support the rebuilding and modernization of the ICSD-owned portion of the Anuenue system, a shared State and Federal statewide communication system. In addition to the ICSD, the Waiakea facility will support the State Civil Defense, the State Department of Public Safety, and the U.S. Coast Guard radio systems.

The site will also be designed to accommodate the public safety radio and microwave systems of the County of Hawaii agencies should they decide to locate to the new facility. The Waiakea facility will link the Hilo area to other Anuenue facilities on the Big Island, Maui, Molokai, and Oahu for all types of communication purposes.

The Waiakea facility will be a public facility owned and operated by the State of Hawaii.

The Waiakea facility will support multiple radio transmitters that operate in two broad categories:  Point-to-point microwave and land mobile radio (LMR).

The Waiakea facility will meet the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established maximum permissible exposure (MPE) limits related to electromagnetic radiation. The Waiakea facility will not create interference with AM or FM radio reception or with over the air television reception.

For more information… click below for the Environmental Assessment:

Click to view the EA

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