the early morning hours of March 31, 2022, the 130 ft tower at the
Blount County site where the 53.15, 146.625, and 444.950 repeaters were
located fell to the ground and was destroyed during a horrific 90
MPH storm. All three of these repeaters are off the air indefinitely.
A new tower has been constructed, but as you can imagine this is a
huge financial undertaking. A GoFundMe account has been
established to help with the
tremendous expense involved in restoring this site:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Tim Berry, WB4GBI
ALL WB4GBI repeaters are recorded 24/7.
of ALL of the WB4GBI repeaters is now subject to
the "Acceptable Use Policy." A document that explains the implementation of the AUP is available by clicking HERE. Please see the "Acceptable
Use Policy" page on the website. A PDF document is also available for
download. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at the
link at the bottom of the page. Thank you! 73 de Tim 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
Please use the buttons on the left to navigate
through the repeater pages,
and discover what each
repeater site has to offer!
Here is the latest WB4GBI
THE REPEATER STATUS INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY.
REPEATER STATUS UPDATE:
146.625 repeater, which has been on the air at a low profile sice the
tower fell, is off the air until further notice. See the 146.625 page
144.94 D-Star repeater has been fully restored to the D-Star network
server, and is back in full service as of 3/13/2023!
The 147.075 repeater has a new home!
of November 2020, the 224.34 repeater is OFF THE
are underway to get 224.34 installed at the new site. Thank you
for your patience!
All other repeaters are on the air and ready for your use!
Here is the latest WB4GBI repeater news:
NOW ON THE AIR!
WB4GBI/R 443.300 Mhz on English Mountain!
Thanks to Keith, WA4KJH!
New pages with photos will be available soon for this repeater.
NOW ON THE AIR!
WB4GBI-10 Winlink node:
Located on Sharp's Ridge in North Knoxville
NOTE: The 145.17 repeater is no longer an IRLP repeater. The node radio
has been removed. If you wish to use the IRLP system, please select the
WB4GBI 444.300 repeater.
WB4GBI 444.300 repeater is now active with Echolink, Allstar, and IRLP!
Instructions for use are on the 444.300 page. The new
fuctions are made possible by a new SCOM 7330 controller!
On the cover of the November 2017 SERA repeater Journal...
WB4GBI 146.94 repeater celebrated its 50th anniversary of service
in 2017! The Front cover of the November 2017 SERA "Repeater
Journal" features the 146.94 tower site. The 50th Anniversary Article
is the "Guest Column" inside. You can read the entire article here.
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More information about repeaters throughout
the southeast can be obtained by a subscription to the Southeastern
Journal is a publication of SERA -
or better known as the South Eastern Repeater Association,
of which WB4GBI is a proud FULL member!
All of the WB4GBI repeaters
are completely open & available to serve
Amateur Radio Community!
(Occasionally, there may be
a need to place a 118.8 tone on a repeater,
due to reception
problems or other outside interference,
is only to eliminate reception problems - not to close a repeater!)
you for stopping by this web site.
enjoy these pages... and the repeaters...
have been built, tuned, installed and maintained to serve everyone.
early 1995 Tim had an opportunity to honor one of his mentors, George
Shaver, K4HXD in a local Ham Club Newsletter. George was the
one person most responsible for taking Tim "under his wing" and showing
him how much fun this hobby can be. Tim's article was in response
to George's passing, and he would like to share it with you here.
Ever Wonder why some repeaters
just tend to "Act Up" in the dead of winter?!
wonder why that is...