Mishawaka was an auxiliary (repeater) station on AT&T's first transcontinental microwave route, linking Goshen to the east and LaPorte to the west.
Mishawaka's original physical structure was a 191-foot type 4C concrete "silo" tower. That tower was demolished (with some difficulty) and replaced by the present steel lattice tower.
Like all of the stations on the transcontinental route, Mishawaka 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.
The MicroSoft Virtual Earth image collection provides an aerial photograph of the station.
View from northeast.
View from southeast.
Updated on June 7, 2009 at 22:00 by Albert LaFrance