La Porte was an auxiliary (repeater) station on AT&T's first transcontinental microwave route, linking Mishawaka to the east and Valparaiso to the west.
La Porte's physical structure is a 162-foot type 4B concrete "silo" tower.
Like all of the stations on the transcontinental route, La Porte was originally equipped with KS-5759 delay-lens antennas. These were replaced by KS-15676 horn-reflector antennas, which increased route capacity by allowing the use of more frequencies and two polarizations.
Created on August 11, 2009 at 22:42 by Albert LaFrance