May 22, 2024

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Lookout Mountain Wildfire Also Affected Ham Radio Operators; Fire Said To Be Contained (Tennessee)

A wildfire at High Point on Lookout Mountain that started on Saturday morning not only knocked off the air a local Christian radio station. It also damaged broadcast equipment used by local ham radio operators.

Forestry officials told neighbors that the fire was contained. Three spots of flames could still be seen from the valley below on Monday night.

J103 radio has gone back on the air at 103.1, while work is carried out to restore the main signal at 102.7.

North Georgia ham operators reported earlier, “The W4GTA 145.350 is off the air until further notice. This also applies to the N4LMC 442.650 Wires-X repeater, the N4LMC 224.560 repeater and the N4LMC 144.390 APRS Digipeater/iGate system. In short all systems located at the High Point tower site on Lookout Mountain are down until further notice.

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