Amateur Radio Credited with Rescue of Back-Country Hiker in Tennessee

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Amateur Radio Credited with Rescue of Back-Country Hiker in Tennessee

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A back-country hiker was rescued from Great Smoky Mountains National Park with assistance from amateur radio after she became exhausted on the trail and possibly dehydrated. A member of the hiking group on the park’s Little River Trail, Tim Luttrell, KA9EBJ, put out a call on the evening of April 11 via the W4KEV linked VHF repeater in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, requesting assistance in extricating...

Source: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/amateur-r ... -tennessee
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