Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Chattanooga - Knoxville L-1 coaxial cable

Expand Messages
  • Matthew Sadler, KF4LHP
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , May 5, 1999
    • 0 Attachment
      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@...
      ============================================================
      Join the ChattRadio mailing list!
      http://www.qsl.net/kf4lhp/chattradio/chattradio.html
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.