Frank began this effort in 2000, and continues to build out the network in 2009 reaching further and providing additional coverage areas. Frank has also developed a website that provides information in regard to the BeachNet radio network www.qsl.net/nm7r.
Frank continually makes trips to the mountain tops to install, service, and maintain equipment, in all areas of southwest Washington. He does so entirely on a volunteer basis, in his own vehicle, and at his own expense. Frank volunteered a total of 446 hours and drove in excess of 6,300 miles in support of emergency communications in 2008 on behalf of Pacific County. He has worked hard to serve the citizens of Pacific County and southwest Washington and is deserving of recognition of his efforts.