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

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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)

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

Cinder Butte
Redmond / Bend

147.040 + 114.8 hz
-linked to Hood and Eagle Butte

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

La Grande
147.260 + 103.5.0 hz

147.020  + Open


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 weather hits.


We still need your help! 

You decide, from $10 to $1000, 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 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


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.


The next  monthly ARRG Breakfast

get togther will be held at 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 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.


Click here for latest help on

ARRG's System Fusion Repeater System


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 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

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.

Web Hosting for ARRG is provided as a Public Service by our friends over at
Canvas Dreams, Portland Copyright 2015 ARRG Inc.

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.

Eagle Butte 442.225 + 114.8  located near Madras, covers Hood to Bend from 3800' linked f/t into Timberline 147.120

Cinder Butte - Redmond 147.040 + 114.8 replaced the old Awbrey Butte repeater


July 23, 2015

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

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.

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