The 145.470 (-) (optional decode tone: 118.8 Hz) repeater is located NORTH
of the Knoxville area - high atop Cross Mountain!
The 145.47 repeater celebrates 40 years of service in 2021!
Please note: If you hear a "beep" tone at 15-second intervals, this indicates that the repeater is on emergency battery power.
When this repeater was first put into service at this location, it was hoped that it would cover an area just to the north of Knoxville to up near the state line... however... that was not to be the case. As it turns out, we were pleasantly surprised that this machine has far exceeded those boundaries!
In reality... this repeater covers a wide and rugged area of the Southeastern United States! Many regular users of this machine do so routinely from Tennessee, North Carolina and Kentucky!
Although many East Tennessee hams use this machine every day, we have been known to make contacts in Virginia... Georgia and even parts of Ohio!
Some of the equipment that makes up this machine includes:
The 470 ARG was created back in 2007 at the Ten Tec Hamfest, a group of folks from several states wanted to get together, once a week and see how each of us was doing, talk about amateur radio, new gear we may have got, and just good old QS's while enjoying the fellowship between us. It started out with 14 of us and since then has had over 127 check in's on the net, with 1.3 K members and growing every day. Over the years we've added a Trivia Challenge , Tech Talk, Question & Answer section, but most of all at the beginning of the net a Invocation and Prayer Request ..
Our Net Runs From 7:30 pm EST / 2330 UTC for about 3.5 hours on the 145.470 repeater of Tim Berry WB4GBI.
Utilizing several locations throughout the area, covering several different Amateur Radio bands, the WB4GBI Repeater system provides East Tennessee with ample repeater service, for both the casual user and the emergency volunteer.
Tim Promotes Good Amateur Radio Practice, Making The Repeaters
Great For The Whole Family To Enjoy, Young & Old Alike
If you are on Facebook you can also check in there if out of the area at https://www.facebook.com/groups/212139715483282/
We have early check in on this page posted at the top on Thursday, so you can say hello, post any comments or questions you have, and how you are doing.
This website will be adding different things as we grow here and also benefit those who do not do Social Media,
All are WELCOME to join us, on the net or on our Facebook Page. You can also send us a e mail with questions or to check in as well.
When possible Charlie KD4CR will hook us up to Echolink at KD4CR-L
We are also on MeWe : https://mewe.com/group/5f60dc73affd8928cc707fd7
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Shown Is Our Location Where The 470 ARG Net Is Done
2005 Spence Mt. Loop Sevierville, TN 37876
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