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
Bend Awbrey Butte 147.040 + 103.5 hz La Grande 147.260 + 103.5.0 hz
Medford 147.020 + Open
Pendleton 145.330 - 103.5 hz
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.
July-August Emergency Antenna Fund Drive
(and our most used repeaters) located at our Sylvan Hill - KOIN
TV Tower site,
comprising of the 147.040 and the 442.225 is
showing it's age and the 442.225 UHF side has already failed.
Since the UHF antenna system failed last March, we have been borrowing a
temporary commercial antenna from one of the other TV tower
users and now they need it back within the next month or so.
This has caused us to accelerate our fundraising efforts.If you couldn't already tell, we have been very busy with trying to
fundraise, raffle and run swap tables to try and get ready for
yet another large system expenditure involving our aging and
outdated antenna system.
During July, we are orderinga new antenna and will look at
replacing the hard-line coax for KOIN.
The proposed KOIN antenna will be a 7db gain Telewave. Our club cost is
just under $900 delivered. It has good specs and is rated for
150 mph wind survival and can deal with 1/4" icing. There is a
very good chance that the 300' of hard-line coax has water
damage as well and it'll cost about $1500.
The biggest issue (and why we are asking for your help) has to do with
unusual labor costs we will have to incur to get the system
fixed. Like many Ham Clubs, ARRG team members are no longer
allowed to climb professional broadcast towers any longer,
mostly due to liability and safety issues. This requires ARRG to
hire Portland based Radio Tower or Broadcast Tower to accomplish
the actual work.
This gets expensive and can run up over
$1000 per day. Testing, redressing jumpers and the actual
antenna install could easily take 2 days.
We really need your help now to keep Portland's primary repeater
system (including the new Yaesu System Fusion digital repeater)
on the air.
Give to the Antenna Fund now!
You decide, from $1 to $10,000. We are a 501 (c)3 team and all donations are 100% Tax
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.
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
2015 Makers Faire Sept
ARRG is sponsoring the Makers Faire this year. ARRG has the entire
outbuilding in OMSI's north parking lot.
Our plan is to teach the estimated 10,000 participants that will be
passing by all about Amateur Radio and our evolving
WE NEED YOUR HELP
- We will be having two or three separate operator
stations going simultaneously on HF and on VHF. We most likely
will use 147.040 as the primary 'get on the air' frequency.
We will also need a few more station operators who
also have HF radios/wire antennas to come and display and set up
on the air for the event.
Have an techy, artistic or craft
idea for a booth?
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
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.
Latest up to the minute repeater news and events
are announced on our FACEBOOK page first
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Canvas Dreams, Portland Copyright 2015 ARRG Inc.
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.
From Everette W6ABM,
A Celebration of Al's life will take place on Monday, July 27th
at 3:00 pm at Cedar Hills Baptist Church, 2470 SW Roxbury Ave,
Beaverton (Just off Walker Road and Oregon Highway 217). You are
invited to attend in celebration of Al's life and in support of