Toston Site UHF DMR/Analog
Mac Pass Repeater Group WR7HLN
Contact: Tom WR7AGT [email protected]

Repeater particulars:
449.300 MHz, minus 5 MHz offset
Analog FM access: PL encode/decode 131.8 Hz
DMR admission: Color Code 1
DMR Radio ID: 313007

Just off US 287, 1 mile northwest of Lombard, 4.8 miles southeast of Toston, 4575 feet above sea level.

Equipment specifics:
Hytera RD982 repeater 50 watts
Commscope DB-413 12 dBd cardioid directional pattern, aimed toward Bozeman. Tower height is 100 feet, repeater antenna is on top. Antenna HAAT = 46 feet.

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

DMR: Brandmeister via Montana Internet
Analog FM: EchoLink node WR7AGT-R 449300 always connected to conference server *MONTANA* 391181 or *WR7HLN* 259372

Coverage includes US-287 from Winston to Norris and I-90 from Homestake to Bozeman.

1/18 EchoLink computer fixed itself, site is back to full dual-mode.
10/~/17 EchoLink computer stopped working. Toston will continue to operate in Dual Mode but analog FM conversations won't be part of the network until we are able to work on the computer next summer.
1/30/17 New Hytera to PC interface installed and tested. Toston is now Dynamic Dual Mode with EchoLink as well as BrandMeister networking.
10/12/16 The Hytera RD982 had to make a trip to Hytera repair to deal with an audio issue but its back, on the air at Toston, working well. It is operating dual mode, networked to Brandmeister for DMR networking but stand along for analog FM. When we nail down an interface design, analog FM will be networked to EchoLink.
9/4/16 The above information is preliminary. We expect to replace the existing Motorola MSF-5000 repeater with the new to us Hytera RD982 repeater within the next two weeks.

Coverage map depicting the service area of the Toston UHF DMR repeater

Hytera RD982 repeater in a Motorola cabinet with a Motorola battery revert power supply and a Telewave duplexer
Toston Repeater

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