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

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)

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

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.

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.

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