CMNDMR (Central MN DMR) repeater has been installed since October of 2017. The repeater is owner by W0SAV and is a Motorola SLR 5700 running on the BrandMeister network. The repeater is located on a hill south of Cold Spring, MN and north of Kimball, MN on a tower that is 350′ tall.
The repeater is using a Ubiquity PTP link to get internet to the repeater location over a 5.8ghz link. The long term goal is to have this repeater connect to BrandMeister’s network over a ARDEN MESH (Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network) node covering strategic locations in central Minnesota.
The repeater is running at 2.5 watts of power feeding a TPL 70cm amplifier that is outputting 85 watts into a 8 cavity Duplexer. The antenna is located 85′ up on the tower fed with 125′ of 1/2 hard line.
The current antenna of choice is a Hustler G6-440 Fiberglass Vertical mounted to a custom made stand off created by Shannon N0ANC. Current setup yields an SWR reading of 1.0 to 1.1
Please note that local traffic on TimeSlot 2 will not be represented on this page above and the CMNDMR repeater is only linking TimeSlot 1 to the BrandMeister servers to allow Timeslot 2 to be completely reserved for local traffic.