Chattanooga - Knoxville L-1 coaxial cable
- Hi all,
Did some researching in the archives at the local library Saturday and
found some interesting information (the newspaper clippings are one of
the best and most overlooked resources in a library):
An article in the Chattanooga Times, dated 1954 (the rest of the date is
illegible) noted that the number of telephones serving the city was 79%
greater than it was at the end of 1945. The city was served by 389
long-distance circuits, consisting of microwave routes linking
Chattanooga to Atlanta, Nashville, and Louisville and a coaxial cable to
Knoxville. To quote:
"Last year also saw the completion of a radio-relay system connecting
Atlanta, Chattanooga, Nashville, and Louisville. This modern microwave
system, which is connected to Knoxville by a coaxial cable (placed into
service 1/22/53 according to the article), not only provides numerous
additional long-distance circuits but also makes available network
television facilities for Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Nashville."
Like I stated earlier, I've almost positively located the first repeater
hut in this cable, and will have pictures sometime soon.
Matthew, KF4LHP ICQ: 6280641
Web: http://www.qsl.net/kf4lhp/ EMail: kf4lhp@...
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