ARRG Amateur Radio Relay Group, Inc. An Oregon Non-Profit Public Service Team since 1977 Operating the K7RPT Repeater System
K7RPT Portland to Salem
Metro Area Repeaters
Sylvan Hill 147.040 + 100.0 hz
442.225 + 100.0 hz (linked to 444.125) Cedar Mill 147.380 + 100.0 hz
443.750 + 100.0 hz (linked together fulltime) Chehalem Ridge 444.125 + 100.0 hz
(linked to Sylvan 442.225)
Skyline 444.400 + 100.0 hz
(linked South Saddle)
South Saddle Mountain 147.320 + 100.0 hz 442.325 + 100.0 hz (linked to Skyline 444.400) Mt. Hood 147.120 + 100.0 hz
444.225 + 100.0 hz Regional Repeaters Central
Redmond / Bend
147.040 + 114.8 hz
-linked to Hood and Eagle Butte
Madras Warm Springs
442.225 + 114.8hz
-linked to Hood and Cinder Butte La Grande 147.260 + 103.5.0 hz
Medford 147.020 + Open
Pendleton 145.330 - Open
KOIN Antenna Fund Drive
Since the 442.225 antenna system failed during the first part of the year
the repeater has been operating on a borrowed commercial antenna
and we are being asked to return it to its rightful owner.
This has caused us to accelerate our fundraising efforts to
replace the 442.225 antenna. We are happy to report that we
ordered the new antenna out of our ARRG savings account, but we
are still a bit shy of the total.
Bsesides just asking for donations, the ARRG team has really
been putting in overtime by setting up booths at Mic & Key,
Rickreall and SEAPAC - all in an attempt to fundraise specifically to
help keep our Sylvan (KOIN) TV site on the air.
Please don't forget that Sylvan is one of the most important
sites we have, without Sylvan, we loose our primary hub for Hood
to Coast, Portland Marathon, Race for the Cure, Bridge Pedal and
many other worthy events.
Currently, the 442.225 antenna and hardline needs replacing and the way 147.040 is acting up, there's a good chance its hardline
will be failing soon as well. The plan is to try and get
the antenna on 225 replaced first, then whilew they are there,
we can diagnose and test the questionable hardline. The team
really cannot afford to replace the antenna and hardline in one
full swoop - not without your help anyway!
Antenna Install day
update - Oct 9th, 2015
Here's the latest update on
today's event. While the new 442.225 antenna itself was
installed this morning, the old 7/8ths Heliax hardline could not
be rescued, even after some good effort.
The damage was worse than expected
because when we went to test it the cable had
water coming out of the lower connector at the building. We even
attempted to cut back into it the main line, exposing the air
core so as to further drain the line, but the corrsiosion damage
was significant. We now have to work towards the $3k we will
need just to get the tower company back up the tower to remove
the hardline and install the new run, hopefully before the cold
still need your help!
You decide, from $10 to $1000, we are a 501 (c)3 team and all donations are 100%
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91213, Portland, OR. 97291
Welcome to the ARRG and the K7RPT Repeater System
Thank you for taking the time to read more
about the Amateur Radio Relay Group, Inc, known to most radio
operators in Oregon as as ARRG.
ARRG has designed, built, installed and still
maintains 17 Amateur Radio repeater systems making up the K7RPT repeater
system throughout Oregon and SW Washington States; with the main purpose
in mind of providing 24/7 backup disaster and emergency communication
systems for use by our served agencies and the Amateur Radio Community
as a whole.
K7RPT Repeater system is owned and operated by the Amateur Radio
Relay Group, Inc. which is supported entirely by
licensed Amateur Radio operators and our supportive non-Amateur
partners. ARRG provides distsater communications support to many State,
County and City Agancies, as well as The ARES District One group,
Beaverton CERT Group, Search & Rescue Teams and many other public
The team was
started back around 1972 and later was officially incorporated
as the 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.
ARRG MONTHY BREAKFAST
The next monthly ARRG Breakfast
get togther will be
9 AM on Saturday, October 10th, 2015 at the Peppermill
Restaurant located at
17455 SW Farmington Rd, Aloha, OR 97007
System Fusion Digital Analog System
ARRG is now running the latest
The System Fusion DR1X repeater is operational in auto
AMS mode on our Sylvan Hill site on
442.225 + 100.0 hz.
Did you know that ARRG helps with Ham
Radio Estate clean-up, support and even tower removal?
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.
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
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
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
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October 9th, 2015 442.225 Sylvan Work
A new 70cm Repeater antenna was installed
today but the new antenna cannot be used because we learned that
the feedline is also bad.Currently, the 442.225 repeater is
running on a temporary borrowed 450mhz antenna. The owner of
that antenna has asked for it back as soon as possible.
If we can't get new hardline purchased
and installed before winter, the 442.225 might be forced off the
air until next summer.
Cross your Ham fingers:)
October 5, 2015 New ARRG Repeaters
Two new or updated repeaters wenbt live this week.
442.225 + 114.8 located
near Madras, covers Hood to Bend from 3800' linked f/t into
- Redmond 147.040 + 114.8 replaced the old Awbrey Butte
2015 AL BERG, W7SIC SK We are sorry to report that one of ARRG's past President and
Director Emeritus Al Berg W7SIC, has become is a Silent Key.
Al shown left at SEAPAC
ALLAN. JOHNSTON BERG
1934 - 2015 Allan J. Berg, W7SIC, passed away on July 22, 2015
after a fight with cancer. Al will best be remembered as one of
the founding chairmen of SEA-PAC, which this year celebrated its
Al was instrumental in assuring that SEA-PAC would be the
premier northwest ham convention and the ARRL Northwestern
Division Convention. He is credited with securing the ARRL
National Convention in Portland, Oregon in 1988. Al was an
Assistant Director in NW Division, serving since his retirement
from the grocery business where he served as a sales manager and
Al was most recently an ARRG Board Director Emeritus and served
as the ARRG President from March 1996 to March 2001.
Al was also a founding member of OTVARC and he also was a member
of the Clark County Amateur Radio Club. Besides Al's leadership
with ARRG, Al also served as president of OTVARC and was also a
member of their board for more than twenty years.
Al had many hobbies besides amateur radio. He enjoyed building
radio controlled model airplanes, outdoor activities, hunting
and billiards. He was a collector of Mr. Peanut memorabilia.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Mary, N7TRW, four
adult children, seven grandchildren and eight
Al was 81.
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