Badger Pass Site UHF DMR/Analog
Mac Pass Repeater Group

Repeater particulars:
444.100 MHz, plus 5 MHz offset
Analog FM access: PL encode/decode 100.0 Hz
DMR admission: Color Code 2
DMR Radio ID: 313004
Note: Color code and PL tone are different from what is used at other MPRG sites.

Location:
15 miles west of Dillon, high atop Badger Pass with a great view of the Dillon Valley, 7250 feet above sea level

Equipment specifics:
Hytera RD982 repeater 50 watts
Commscope DB-420 9dBd omni pattern. Tower height is 50 feet, repeater antenna is on top. Antenna HAAT = 902 feet

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

Networking:
DMR: Brandmeister via Ubiquiti microwave radio to N7YET Larry's house south of Dillon.
Analog FM: EchoLink node KB8ML-L 259336 always connected to conference server *MONTANA* 391181 or *WR7HLN* 259372

Power:
This is the only MPRG site without commercial AC power. The DC solar plant consists of four Kyocera 140 watt panels on a home-brew frame (thanks to Don W7MRI for designing and building the frame for us) bolted to the roof of the building, a Morningstar TriStar MPPT 60 controller, and 6 Trojan 2 volt 1050 amp hour flooded lead-acid batteries.

Remarks:
Coverage includes the city of Dillon, Dillon Valley, MT-41 to Whitehall, Bannock, I-15 south past Lima and north to Divide.

5/14/17 Ubiquiti microwave radios installed at the site and at Larry's house. Badger Pass repeater is now fully networked analog EchoLink and digital BrandMeister.
4/30/17 Hytera RD982 repeater installed at Badger Pass. Analog FM with EchoLink networking is operational. DMR is single-site, IP microwave radio has been ordered which will enable BrandMeister networking.
3/14/17 New Hytera RD982 repeater for Badger Pass was received at the Henderson facility. It has been configured and is being tested in the lab. We expect to install it at the Badger Pass site early April, operating in Dynamic Dual Mode, but initially only with EchoLink networking. DMR digital mode will be single-site, stand-alone. BrandMeister networking will follow after an appropriate IP microwave radio is purchased and installed.


Coverage map depicting the service area of the Badger Pass UHF DMR repeater
Badger Pass UHF DMR Coverage Map


Ubiquity PBE-500AC-ISO provides access to the Internet for the repeater.
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Solar panels on the roof of the Badger Pass site building.


Hytera RD982 repeater. On the other side of the panels are a duplexer,
power distribution panel, low-voltage disconnect, and a PoE injector.
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