Tennessee Wildfires Disable Amateur Radio Repeaters

October 25, 2023

Wildfires on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga, Tennessee have destroyed tower site cabling disabling several amateur radio repeater systems as well as a broadcast FM station.

About 250 acres burned earlier this week before being contained by local emergency agencies.

Several repeaters at the High Point Repeater Site run by the Lookout Mountain Amateur Radio Community (N4LMC) have been offline after the cable run between the building and tower were damaged or destroyed. Systems affected include a Wires-X repeater, a 220MHz repeater, and an APRS digipeater & igate.

Areas of Tennessee, including Chattanooga, are currently experiencing severe drought and elevated fire conditions.

Source: WTVC  open_in_new

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