West MT I-90: Lookout Pass DMR

Lookout Pass UHF DMR/Analog FM
Mac Pass Repeater Group WR7HLN

Contact: Tom WR7AGT [email protected]

Repeater particulars:
444.200 MHz, plus 5 MHz offset
Analog FM access: PL encode/decode 100.0 Hz
DMR admission: Color Code 2
DMR Radio ID: 313009
(Note the change from PL tone 131.8 Hz to 100.0 Hz and Color Code 1 to Color Code 2 during the July 2018 upgrade)

On a mountain top 1.7 miles east of where the Montana/Idaho border and I-90 intersect.

Equipment specifics:
Hytera RD982 repeater 50 watts.
Split duplexer and antenna system.
Dual antenna system consists of two Celwave PD-1151-2N 8dBd omni pattern. Tower height is 40 feet, repeater antennas are on top. Antenna HAAT = 1312 feet.

Operational mode:
Dynamic Dual Mode (analog FM or DMR digital on-demand)

DMR: Brandmeister via Verizon 4G service.
Analog FM: Currently stand-alone, no EchoLink capability. EchoLink computer expected to be installed fall 2018.

Static talk groups:
Time Slot 1 3130 Montana Statewide, 31302 MPRG2, 31303 BGV, 31089 Hytera USA, 8 MPRG Cluster
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 east along I-90 including St Regis and Superior to Tarkio and west along I-90 including Coeur d'Alene to Spokane.

6/8/19 Lookout Pass repeater is being used analog for communications support for the Trail Rail Run.
7/15/18 Existing Motorola MSF-5000 UHF repeater and separate MSF-5000 UHF link radio replaced with a dual-mode Hytera RD982 repeater and a Cisco 819 4G router.
6/09/18 Lookout Pass/University Mountain repeater pair are being used analog for communications support for the Trail Rail Run.
12/20/17 It is expected that this site will be converted from analog FM-only to DMR Summer 2018.

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