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 Hytera RD982 Digital (DMR) dual mix radio that is also available with Analog. The repeater operates on a frequency of 449.2 input and 444.2 output and requires either modes, CTCSS tone of 100.0 Hz for Analog and Color Code 2 for Digital. In order to use the Brandmeister Worldwide DMR Network, we are using a Cisco Wireless Router using Verizon Wireless for our Internet. As backup, we have a 110 watt MSF 5000 at the site and ready to be put in service should the primary repeater experience a failure.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. Additionally as a service for Amateur operators so equipped, a 25 watt APRS Digi-peater ("LOOKOT") is operating at the site. More information about our Digital repeaters can be found on DMR Montana.

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: 50 Watts

Effective Radiated Power: 350 Watts

PL Tone Required: 100.0 Hz, repeater encodes tone

Color Code: 2

Call Sign: WR7HLN (Mac Pass Repeater Group)

Antenna Gain: 8.0 Db

Antenna Pattern: Omnidirectional

Backup Power: 500 Amp Battery (approximately 5 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


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