University Mountain Repeaters and Site

The University Mountain repeater is located at our site about 3 miles East of Missoula, Montana along the South side of Interstate 90. The site sits at an elevation of 5,366 feet and has an 83 foot tower. The UHF repeater consists of a UHF Motorola MSF 5000 operating at 110 watts and has an ARR GaAsFET Preamp on the receiver. It is operating into two Celwave PD-1151 antennas at the top of the tower and fed with 7/8s heliax. These repeaters cover the Missoula valley and surrounding areas, along with providing Interstate 90 coverage from East of Drummond to West of Superior. Coverage is also provided into the Swan Valley, Hamilton, and the Flathead Valley. The UHF repeater is linked into the MacDonald Pass site via Echolink. Additionally we operate an APRS Digi-peater ("UNVMTN") at this site and it is connected to a Telewave 2.5Dbd gain antenna at the top of the tower.

Repeater Location: North 46-51-21.6 West 113-55-17.9 (NAD 27 Datum)

70 CM Repeater Specifications

Receive Frequency (Input): 443.9000 Mhz

Transmit Frequency (Output): 448.9000 Mhz

Transmit Output Power: 110 Watts

Effective Radiated Power: 605 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 (2 days with 2 hours transmit per day)

Time Out Timer: 3 minutes resets on input signal drop

Echolink Control Codes and Information



UHF Repeater Photograph

Radio Room Photograph

Tower and Antenna Photograph

UHF Transmit Antenna Closeup

UHF Receive Antenna Closeup

APRS Antenna



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