By Pete W2HP, one of the founders...
The Bergen County FM Assn. (BCFMA) was incorporated in 1970 as a
nonprofit organization registered in the State of NJ. Its roots
began in 1967 when a group of Amateur Radio Operators organized into
an informal club, to provide emergency communications to a then
CD/DC organization. The Bergen County CD director was Colonel Carl
Koenig and he spearheaded our efforts for this group. Col. Koenig
received approval for our repeaters and the BCFMA installed one
repeater at Bergen Pines, and another one at the Bergen County
Riding Academy in Franklin Lakes as a back up. Franklin Lakes which
is much farther north has limited coverage but better to the west.
The Paramus “Pines” system coverage is near perfect for all within