Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Vandalism to Towers in North Texas

The Montague County Amateur Radio Club reports that a 500-foot communication tower in Wichita Falls, Texas, collapsed in mid-December after its guy wires were cut. The tower hosted antennas for an amateur radio repeater as well as the National Weather Service and various commercial operations, including a secondary transmitter for KERA-TV in Dallas.

 The club also reported that one set of guys on a second TV tower in the area were attacked, but that the vandals failed to bring down that tower. KERA reported that both the Texas Department of Public Safety and the FBI were investigating the attacks.