DPS Baker Peak off air

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Has anyone else noticed that the Baker peak tower on the state system is off the air? It's been dead for a couple of weeks, since the last ice storm. Is it dead because they don't know or don't want to fix it?

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Has anyone else noticed that the Baker peak tower on the state system is off the air? It's been dead for a couple of weeks, since the last ice storm. Is it dead because they don't know or don't want to fix it?

Jim H.

Since they are all connected by wireline, I can't imagine that the techs don't know. Nevermind wireline, they wouldn't hear it. Likewise, you don't just abandon several hundred $$ worth of equipment just 'cause you don't want to fix it. At least not when it's this new. :)

Could it be that you have the wrong control channels in? Could the site have been "rebanded"?
 

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It went off the air during the ice storm, I'm beginning to think the power lines to the top are still down. Maybe they haven't noticed it down, not much traffic on it.

I've run a couple of passes looking for new control channels on my 996t and nothing new is showing up. I'll keep listening, good idea.
Darn, that was my only DPS tower that I could listen to from here in Elk.City.

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I remember reading somewhere that the road to the top of Baker isn't that good. Could be a challenge for power crews.
 

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I'll post here when it comes back up. Do we have any members in Lawton? They could surely hear it better than I can. I get 2 bars tops on a good day.
 
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