No this isn’t the start to a weird ham radio version of a Brandtly Gilbert song. After eight long months of toil, we finally have our first repeater online!!! A group of dedicated League members all went out to the repeater site last Tuesday to put KM4GHM on line and see the fruits of our labor. The mission started at 4pm with a safety briefing by Secretary Andrews (N0CTA), and then the work began.
After running feed line out to the tower, the task of getting our 16 foot Comet GP-9 and LMR-400 coax up the tower began. Repeater Trustee Winslow (KK4UTQ) went up on a cherry picker lift to do the deed with others providing ground support. The antenna went up and KM4GHM went online circa 6:30 Below are some pictures of the event which will go down as a proud point in League history! More pics will be added to the Gallery page at a later date. For information on the repeater, please view the repeaters page.
The Greater Nashville Ham Radio Operators was has recently been given to the league by it’s founder, Philip Lester. The GNHRO was founded to promote better communication between hams in middle TN and surrounding areas. GNHRO suffered through a period of inactivity on a now defunct yahoo group. The league has taken on the responsibility of designing a new site and restoring activity to the group. According to web admin “We can design a website, but it is up to the hams in middle Tennessee to make this an active group and a valuable contribution to our hobby.” To join takes less than 60 seconds and will give you full posting privileges. We ask that all of our readers help spread the word about GNHRO. Tell your friends, tell your club, announce it on the net, this is YOUR group.