Helena: North Hills UHF DMR

Helena North Hills Site UHF DMR
Mac Pass Repeater Group WR7HLN
Contact: Tom WR7AGT [email protected]

Repeater particulars:
448.9 MHz, minus 5 MHz offset
DMR admission: Color Code 1
DMR Radio ID: 313006

12 miles north of Helena, on I-15, with a great view of the Helena Valley, 4700 feet above sea level

Equipment specifics:
Motorola SLR5700 repeater 50 watts
Commscope DB-420 9dBd omni pattern. Tower height is 130 feet, repeater antenna is on top. Antenna HAAT = 479 feet.

Operational mode:
Single-mode, DMR only

Private microwave to Mac Donald Pass for Internet access. Ubiquiti PBE--5AC-500-ISO 5.8 GHz IP radio.
DMR: Brandmeister via Montana Internet

Static talk groups:

Time Slot 1 31302 MPRG231303 BGV8 MPRG Cluster3130 Montana Statewide Saturday only 7PM to 8PM

Time Slot 2 31301 MPRG1 Mac Pass Repeater Group

Dynamic talk groups:
Time Slot 1 All BrandMeister talk groups
Time Slot 2 PLEASE DO NOT USE TIME SLOT 2 for dynamic talk groups

Coverage includes Helena and the Helena Valley, State Capitol Complex and Downtown Helena.

6/11/22 Boulder Hill, Mac Pass, and North Hills repeaters are used to support the Governor’s Cup Races.

6/8/19 North Hills and Boulder Hill repeaters are used analog to support the Governor's Cup Races.
6/9/18 North Hills and Boulder Hill repeaters are used analog to support the Governor's Cup Races.
2/19/17 Worldwide talk group 91 is static for the duration of the weekly Worldwide net. This is every Saturday 1600 UTC (10 AM until 11:30 AM MDT.)
7/31/16 Hytera RD982 installed, operating in Dynamic Dual Mode. EchoLink networking is operational.
8/1/16 Ubiquity microwave radio installed and aligned. BrandMeister networking is operational.
8/20/16 Installed two new batteries, connected to the battery revert power supply. We expect 4 days run time with this power plant for the Hytera repeater. Added a wi-fi access point to the LAN.

 N Hills UHF DMR Coverage 180624 v2

Helena North Hills Radio Site

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