ARRG
Amateur Radio Relay Group, Inc.
An Oregon Non-Profit Public Service Team since 1977
Operating the K7RPT Repeater System

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Who We Are

As an Oregon Non Profit 501C (3) public service organization, the Amateur Radio Relay Group provides wide area communications repeater system for the purpose of Emergency Communications and for day to day uses by the Amateur Radio community.

The 16 repeaters ARRG operates make up the entire K7RPT Repeater System, with several more repeaters are being designed and built - all for the overall good of the K7RPT system.

 

Our communications system is currently used by State and Local Emergency Service teams, Amateur Radio Emergency Service teams, Community Emergency Response Teams, Search & Rescue and by dozens of other service organizations. When not used for Public Service events or Nets, the K7RPT repeater system is made available for use by any properly FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operator.

With an emphasis on emergency preparedness, the K7RPT repeater facilities are built to withstand most Manmade and Natural Disasters. Over the years, the K7RPT system has been used as an important 'lifeline' during times of accident, injury and disaster when local landline, Cellular or Police/Fire communications have failed. The K7RPT repeater facilities are often co located with Public Safety facilities and have emergency power backup via both Generator and battery backup.


K7RPT

Portland to Salem
Metro Area Repeaters


Sylvan Hill
147.040 + 100.0 hz 
442.225 + 100.0 hz Fusion
(linked to 444.125)

Cedar Mill
147.380 + 100.0 hz
443.750 + 100.0 hz 
(linked together fulltime)
EchoNode K7RPT-R

Chehalem Ridge
444.125 + 100.0 hz
(linked to Sylvan 442.225)

Skyline
444.400 + 100.0 hz
(linked South Saddle)
EchoNode AC7QE-R

South Saddle Mountain
147.320 + 100.0 hz
442.325 + 100.0 hz
(linked to Skyline 444.400)
EchoNode K7RPT-L

Mt. Hood
147.120 + 100.0 hz
 
444.225 + 100.0 hz 

Affiliated Repeaters

Bald Peak System Fusion

442.250 + 100.0 HZ
Owned by W7PM and K7ZS

Regional Repeaters

Central Oregon

Cinder Butte
Redmond / Bend

147.040 + 114.8 hz
-linked to Mt. Hood and Eagle Butte

Eagle Butte
Madras
Warm Springs
442.225 + 114.8hz
-linked to Mt. Hood and Cinder Butte


La Grande
147.260 + 103.5.0 hz

Medford
147.020  + Open
*Dec 15 - off air due to
 losing our site.

Pendleton

145.330 -  Open


 

April 18, 2016
147.040 and 442.225 Sylvan (KOIN) Tower update

Over the past few days the ARRG tech team and our tower contractor have been busy working on the repeater antenna upgrades. We replaced the aging 147.040 and the failed 442.225 coax with new 1/2" Andrews Heliax. The 040 users are already noticing an increase in signal strength.

We also installed a new Telewave UHF antenna for 442.225.
The team also installed a third Heliax run to a spare dualband antenna to use if either 147.040 or 442.225 antenna or coax gets damaged in the future.

The total cost of the project was over $6k. This hit was lessoned by the generous support of our members who donated over $2k towards project - thank you!

Losing the hardline and antennas at KOIN this past year wiped out our emergency repeater fund and even with normal annual dues, it's going to take years to rebuild.

We are still looking for help to rebuild the repeater antenna fund.

You decide, from $1 to $100, we are a 501 (c)3 team and all donations are 100% Tax deductible.

Click in the donate button to securely donate any amount to the ARRG Antenna fund.

Your donation to ARRG (we are an official non-profit 501(C)3) is tax deductible.

Make sure to print out your PayPal receipt for your records or contact k7rpt@arrg.org if you need a full receipt letter. 

 

Don't have a credit card and still wish to make a difference by donating? 

Please send a check to ARRG, Inc.  PO Box 91213, Portland, OR. 97291

 

 

Monthly ARRG Breakfast Meeting

 

 Amateur Radio or Emergency Services ARRG meets for breakfast every third Saturday of the month.

 The next monthly ARRG Breakfast get together will be Saturday May 21st, 2016 at 9 AM at the Peppermill Restaurant  located at 17455 SW Farmington Rd, Aloha, OR 97007 Feb Topic: We will be bringing several of the new sub $100 dualband MOBILE radios to show off and let each of you play with.

System Fusion Digital Analog System

 

ARRG is now running the latest DR1X System Fusion Platform

The System Fusion DR1X repeater is operational in auto AMS mode on our Sylvan Hill site on 442.225 + 100.0 hz.

And we have a second DR1X running on 442.250 + 100.0 hz on Bald Peak.

ARRG's System Fusion Repeater System www.arrg.org/fusion.htm

 

We'll Help you with your Pre-Estate and Post Estate Amateur Radio and Electronics Gear Cleanup!

 

100% of all equipment donated to ARRG, Inc. is fully tax deductible. ARRG is an official Oregon Charity and operates under the IRS 501c(3) charter.Our team of experts will help you clean up a Ham's Shack and properly sell or donate your loved ones

Ham's gear to one or more fully  tax deductible Amateur Radio Public Service teams.

Contact Marc Peterson, W7PM at w7pm@live.com for more information.

Mt. Hood 100 mile trip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=NIEu4gh4yW0
Check out Roland, KG7FOP working Josh, KE7CXS via the 147.120 machine.
Roland was on Mary's Peak, about 100 air miles from the Timberline repeater.

New K7RPT Repeaters  on the Air  October 5, 2015

The 147.120 Timberline System just expanded it's footprint farther into Central Oregon. Both the repeaters below are linked fulltime into Mt. Hoiod.

Eagle Butte 442.225 + 114.8  located at Warm Springs and covers Hood to Bend. The site is at 3800' and linked f/t into Timberline147.120

Cinder Butte - Redmond 147.040 + 114.8 replaced the old Awbrey Butte repeater, eventually will be moved up to our building on Gray Butte.

 


SEAPAC WRAP UP
SEAPAC was incredibly entertaining this year. The entire organization really appreciates each one of you who stopped by to say hello or who supported ARRG by purchasing raffle tickets or buying gear from off the upstairs ARRG swap table.

Congrats to the 2015 ARRG raffle winners

Randy Everson, KF7TPK won the special 'last minute' added prize of a Yaesu FT-60, Jerry Keisler, KG7OX won the grand prize which was a Yaesu FT-8800R. Pat Roberson, W7PAT won the Baofeng UV6B Dualband walkie

A special thanks goes out this year for our 'booth' team and we wish to thank Warren Winner, W7JDT and his wife Barb  for helping to setup and fill in at the booth. A very special thanks goes out to our booth manager, Dale Justice, K7WW and his better half, Mary for all their hard work, setup, booth fill in and take down.

We also appreciate the wonderful energy and work that the following people put in by manning both the
Member ARRG booth and the swap table upstairs.


Mark Steel, KI6RB ♦  Darin Miller, W7DMX  ♦   Brian Nordlund, AC7QE
Marc Douglas, AE7KK ♦  Gerard Davis, KE7CF  ♦ Marlys Davis, KD7SJ
Marc Peterson, W7PM ♦  Tony Hair, no call
 

 

About ARRG and the K7RPT Repeater System

 

This is the official site of the Amateur Radio Relay Group, Inc, otherwise known as ARRG.

 ARRG owns and operates the 17 repeaters that make up the K7RPT repeater system.

 

We are a technical communication team and our primary purpose is to build, install and maintain modern repeater communication systems for use by Amateur Radio Community.

 

ARRG also freely provides our repeater systems for the use of emergency / disaster communications teams which include State, County and City Agencies, as well as the ARES D1 group, Beaverton CERT, Search & Rescue Teams and many other public service organizations in and Oregon State and the surrounding area.

 

The repeater group that was to become ARRG started back in 1972 with its very first repeater on South Saddle Mountain and later became officially incorporated as ARRG by the State of Oregon in October 1977.

ARRG is one of Oregon's original Amateur Radio groups and is still one of the larger Amateur Radio teams that are active.

ARRG has been a American Radio Relay League (ARRL) affiliated group since February 1983.

 

ARRG, Inc. is an Oregon Non Profit Charitable Organization and we are a tax deductible 501 C 3 group.


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ARRG NEWS

April 19-25, 2016
The 444.125 Chehalem Ridge site is being upgraded with a new antenna and 30' tower.The frequency will be changing from 444.125 to
444.400 + 100Hz sometime April 25th.


ARRG Leadership News
Greetings Everyone,
The Officers and the Board of Directors of ARRG are very pleased to announce that the following leadership changes were made during tonight's ARRG Board Meeting.

Darin Miller, W7DMX
- Darin has served on the Repeater Technical Team and as a general Board Member for some years now. Tonight he was nominated and by unanimous vote, approved as an Officer and Corporate Secretary.

Josh Richesin, K7JLR -
Josh has been very active over the past year assisting on the Repeater Technical Team. Tonight he was nominated and by unanimous vote, approved as a new ARRG Board Member.

The entire Board is thrilled to be working with such fine people of such high technical caliber. ARRG is very lucky to have both Darin and Josh on our team.

In closing, I wanted to publicly thank
Peter Jones, KE7CKB
for his ten years of service to ARRG. Peter served many years as an Officer and as our Corporate Secretary, he also served as an active member of the Repeater Technical Team and we appreciate all his expertise in building and maintaining the K7RPT Repeater System. Peter will be greatly missed by his peers here at ARRG.

Join me in congratulating everyone on their new positions and also in wishing Peter and his young family all the best as they move forward with their new and exciting adventure.
73,
Marc Peterson, W7PM
President, ARRG, Inc.


11/24/2015

ARES DISTRICT ONE NET
In our goal to offer the nightly ARES District One Net better coverage into the five counties that the D1 serves, the ARRG technical team is testing a new linking system that will connect both the South Saddle system and the Sylvan Repeater System on a daily basis.

The D1 net, which is currently carried on the South Saddle System via the 147.320 and 442.325 repeaters is now being carried nightly on the Sylvan Hill Repeater on the KOIN Tower @ 147.040 + 100.0 hz

The new controller we installed and programmed will auto connect and then later auto disconnect the two sites per the following schedule

Regular District 1 Net
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat
Repeaters will automatically link together at 07:15 PM and the link will automatically drop at 8:15 PM

Wednesday 07:15 PM to 9:00 PM
For the D1 and SKYWARN nets: repeaters will automatically link together at 07:15 PM and will stay linked up through the SKYWARN net until about 9:00 PM.

Sunday 07:15 - 10:00 PM

The D1 will be linked up and the system will remain linked throughout the 8PM Neighborhood Emergency Net