Authorities say a new radio system being installed at a Georgia Army base is frustrating hundreds of homeowners in the Augusta area who have been locked out of their garages because of jammed remote-control signals. The confusion began last week, when Fort Gordon upgraded its land-mobile radios to a 390 megahertz bandwidth, the same frequency used in automatic garage door remotes.
Ft. Stewart officials say there's nothing they can do for hundreds of Savannah home-owners whose garage door openers aren't working. Base officials acknowledge new radio equipment is interfering with household devices around Hunter Army Airfield. Larry Jameson of Savannah Overhead Door says his phone has been ringing off the hook since last week.