The much-needed replacement of a key component of Chugach’s communication network is complete. The 40-year-old Bernice Lake repeater shelter, located in Nikiski, had reached the end of its useful life and has been replaced.
The repeater is responsible for Chugach’s microwave communication between Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula. In addition to taking out the old structure and putting in a new one, the project included installation of racks, equipment, batteries, and the re-commissioning of the microwave and mobile radio communication systems.
Throughout the summer, work will continue to reinstall fencing, clear brush from key areas, and make improvements to the access road.