Schererville Upgrade

Sunday October 29th the Midwest GMRS technical team converged on the small town of Highland Indiana to move the repeater from its birthplace in Schereville to its new home at Prompt ambulance in Highland. Our favorite climber from Wisconsin (Gene Vetterli) of Vetterli Towers made the trip to install the antenna and cable. Our system administrator Corey Becker (WQVA593) was on sight to assist Ryan Mayton (WQVY669) in the installation and testing of the equipment. Range and portable usability has been increased from 10 miles to 45 miles or more. Long range coverage is best South of Highland with an elliptical pattern favoring E, W and S due to the directional nature of the DB-413’s dipoles facing South away from the lake.