Lookout Pass Repeater and Site

The Lookout Pass UHF repeater is located at an elevation of 6,060 feet on the Mullan Pass/Lookout Pass Mountain ridge right on the Idaho and Montana border just north of Interstate 90. Coverage is very good in almost all directions from Washington to Missoula, with mobile coverage in Spokane, Washington. The antennas are Celwave PD-1151 Station Masters with 8db gain at the top of the 40 foot tower. The repeater is a Motorola MSF 5000 operating at 110 watts and has an ARR GaAsFet preamp on the receiver. This site is the furthest from Helena and is linked to the University Mountain site near Missoula with a 15 watt MSF 5000 base station connected to a 15db gain directional parabolic antenna. The repeater operates on a frequency of 449.2 input and 444.2 output and requires a CTCSS tone of 131.8 to access. The site is difficult to get to in the winter, with 8 feet of snow on the ground very common, so reliability is the goal.

Repeater Location: North 47-27-16.8 West 115-39-28.9 (NAD 27 Datum)

70 CM Repeater Specifications:

Receive Frequency (Input): 449.2000 Mhz

Transmit Frequency (Output): 444.2000 Mhz

Transmit Output Power: 110 Watts

Effective Radiated Power: 675 Watts

PL Tone Required: 131.8 Hz, repeater encodes tone

Call Sign: WR7HLN (Mac Pass Repeater Group)

Antenna Gain: 8.0 Db

Antenna Pattern: Omnidirectional

Backup Power: 300 Amp Battery (approximately 4 days with 3 hours transmit per day)

Time Out Timer: 3 minutes resets on input signal drop

Repeater Photograph

Tower and Antenna Photograph

Antenna Closeup

University Mountain Link Radio

Link Antenna to University Mountain

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