06.30.2003 12:00 AM
Ham Repeater Destroyed by Aspen Fire
The Aspen fire in Arizona and New Mexico has spared the TV stations near Mount Lemmon but destroyed a radio tower and communications building housing a ham radio repeater on Mount Lemmon that had been used in rescue efforts over the last fifteen years. For information on the story behind the repeater and some pictures of damage from the fire, see the Tucson Citizen
article by Garry Duffy, Tower's Loss in Blaze Leaves Hiker Rescuers 'Step Slower'