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

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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 Oregon

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.

 

 The entire 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 service organizations.

 

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

 ARRG's primary (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.

Please 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 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. 

 

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

 

Ham's at OMSI

2015 Makers Faire Sept 12-13th, 2015

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 technologies.

 

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?

There are still several 10X10 booth spaces available, but you have to apply before July 31st, 2015. Go to https://www.omsi.edu/maker-faire-pdx to find out how you can get involved.

 

If you happen to be around 147.040 on either day, please help engage our participants on the air and help teach them about Amateur Radio.

Please contact Marc Peterson, W7PM at w7pm@live.com if you wish to help

 

ARRG MONTHY BREAKFAST

The next  monthly ARRG Breakfast get togther will be held at

9 AM on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at Antoni's Grill

located at 10765 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton, OR 97005

 

System Fusion Digital Analog System


ARRG is now running the latest DR1X System Fusion Platform

The ystem Fusion DR1X repeater is operational and in full aujto AMS mode at our Sylvan Hill site on 442.225 + 100.0 hz.

 

Click here for latest help on

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

 

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

 

 

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.

 

NEW VIDEO

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.
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July 23, 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 BERG SK
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 33rd year.

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 broker.

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 great-grandchildren.

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 his family.

Everett W6ABM
Secretary, OTVARC


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