La Porte, IN

Thanks to Terry Michaels for his contributions to this page.

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.


Photographed on June 12, 2009 by Glenn Peters
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Created on August 11, 2009 at 22:42 by Albert LaFrance