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GP-SPRNGR (GP-SPRNGROGL) - Mount Oglethorpe

Eagles Rest - Jasper, Georgia

The ORIGINAL terminus of the Appalachian Trail!

Mount Oglethorpe


GP-SPRNGR is where it all starts!

Technically speaking, the site is located at Eagle's Rest atop Mt. Oglethorpe in beautiful Jasper, Georgia. Sitting at an elevation of over 3000 feet ASL, it's one of the highest points in the State of Georgia and is the original terminus of the Appalachian Trail.

Prior AT Golden Packet events took place atop the actual Springer Mountain, however due to development in the area a decision was made to switch to Mt. Oglethorpe as it's the perfect drive-up site. There are several repeaters as well as cellular infrastructure within a stone's throw of a permanent series of picnic tables that are open on all sides yet they are covered from the elements by a very sturdy roof.

Location & Other Details

  • Altitude: 3281' ASL
  • Coordinates:
  • Decimal Degrees (DD): 34.486333, -084.331
  • Degrees Decimal Minutes (DDM): 34° 29.18' N, 84° 19.86' W
  • Degrees Minutes Seconds (DMS): 34° 29' 10.8" N, 84° 19' 51.6" W
  • WGS84: -5038461.956, -4128487.682
  • What3Words: ///operas.robes.creditor
  • Maidenhead: EM74UL
  • Link North: GP-CLNGMN
  • Link South: End of the line!

GP-SPRNGR - Radio Mobile SRTM 0.3

  • Distance between 01-Springer Mtn, GA and 02-Clingman's Dm, NC is 121.4 km (75.4 miles)
  • True North Azimuth = 31.40°, Magnetic North Azimuth = 36.40°, Elevation angle = -0.3329°
  • Terrain elevation variation is 1418.7 m
  • Propagation mode is line-of-sight, minimum clearance 0.2F1 at 0.1km
  • Average frequency is 145.000 MHz
  • Free Space = 117.3 dB, Obstruction = 0.0 dB, Urban = 1.0 dB, Forest = 1.0 dB, Statistics = 20.4 dB
  • Total propagation loss is 139.7 dB (interference mode (optimistic))
  • System gain from 01-Springer Mtn, GA to 02-Clingman's Dm, NC is 155.2 dB
  • System gain from 02-Clingman's Dm, NC to 01-Springer Mtn, GA is 155.2 dB
  • Worst reception is 15.5 dB over the required signal to meet 95.000% of situations