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


Repeater particulars:
448.9 MHz, minus 5 MHz offset
Analog FM access: PL encode/decode 131.8 Hz
DMR admission: Color Code 1
DMR Radio ID: 313003

Location:
1.5 miles east of Missoula, on University Mountain. Site sits high above I-90, looking down on East Missoula, with a great view of the Missoula Valley. 5404 feet above sea level

Equipment specifics:
Hytera RD982 repeater 50 watts
Two Celwave PD-1151-2N 8dBd omni pattern antennas. Tower height is 85 feet, repeater antennas are on top. Antenna HAAT = 1007 feet.

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

Networking:
DMR: Brandmeister via Verizon 4G/MiFi router
Analog FM: EchoLink node WR7HLN-L 448900 always connected to conference server *MONTANA* 391181 or *WR7HLN* 259372

Remarks:
Coverage includes Missoula and the Missoula Valley, west along I-90 to Tarkio, east along I-90 to Drummond, north to but not including Polson, and south to Hamilton.

6/09/18 Lookout Pass/University Mountain repeater pair are being used analog for communications support for the Trail Rail Run.
8/17/17 Verizon MiFi router replaced with a Cosco 819 4G router. EchoLink package moved to the site. Dell PC is directly connected to the Hytera repeater.
6/10/17 Lookout Pass/University Mountain repeater pair are being used analog for communications support for the Trail Rail Run.
6/10/17 Hytera RD982 installed, replacing a Motorola MSF-5000, operating in Dynamic Dual Mode. EchoLink networking is operational. BrandMeister networking is operational for now using a Verizon MiFI router.


Coverage map depicting the service area of the University Mountain UHF DMR repeater
University Mtn Coverage Map 180624 v2



Repeater, duplexer, and power supply all fit in half of a half rack. Three 80 AH batteries located on the shelf below provide multiple days of run-time during commercial power outages.
University Mtn Repeater Rack