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ARRG is closely involved with many rides, walks and races throughout the 2018 year
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Portland Mini Maker Faire at OMSI

General Info about the Faire 

The Portland Mini Maker Faire at OMSI showcases the amazing works of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. 

The sheer variety of the more than 100 exhibits, most of them hands-on, will boggle the mind. The Portland Mini Maker Faire will run the gamut from demonstrations of 3D printing and robot welding, to knife forging, bee keeping, recycled skateboard jewelry, and much more!

Younger Licensed Hams Needed

 If you are licensed and a teen and can help volunteer at the Ham Radio Exhibit – we really need you! We are particularly interested in getting a couple younger Hams involved to be our youth ambassadors during the two-day event..

Every year there are about 1000 younger people that stop by our booth, but they are greeted by old hams, that scare off most of the kids from becoming interested.

Display and Table Help Needed for 2017

We are currently seeking other groups or individuals who would like to build a interactive Amateur Radio display covering your favorite Ham Radio topic. We still have several open 8' tables (displays) available. ARRG will be setting up two HF and VHF/UHF radio stations with two operator positions to assist those that wish to get on the air..


Some of the areas we feel are important to be included this year are tables of displays that teach people about Emergency Preparedness, Info about ARES and CERT. Even more important is to educate the over7500 Faire participants about Ham Radio and how to get licensed and to discuss technical topics like APRS, MESH or of show other DIGITAL formats live and in action. Basically, any topic that uses Ham Radio and that you would think could be both exciting and educational.


Groups or Individuals who are assigned to the ARRG sponsored space will not have to pay OMSI for booth space, rental tables or the Tent awning normally required.



September 16, 17, 2017 09:30- 5:30


 ARRG is once again hosting the annual 'Amateur Radio Exhibit’ which is held in the north parking lot of OMSI every year.

We are located in Bldg. C, which is located on the west side of the main event.

We are excited to report that we have several Amateur Radio Groups and even a couple Individuals who are joining the Exhibit and showing their Ham Wares and DIY efforts.

We do this because we are trying to reach out and teach the public about Amateur Radio.

We also like to try and get as many Maker Faire participants on the air as we can during the two-day event.

For 2018, the ARRG team will be enhancing the very popular Morse Code Lab, we put on last year.

Kids and Parents alike really enjoyed the lab, hands on Morse Code terminals, for both trying to transmit and then receive Morse Code.

This year, we are also happy to announce that the Cascade Council BSA Radio Scouting Team will be displaying and assisting in our space.

We also have Beaverton CERT, who builds a wonderful and informative display of 72 Hr. Kits and showing their Radio Go Kits.

Please contact Marc Peterson, W7PM at click to email if you are interested in helping design and setup a table display.

Marc Douglas, AE7KK Net Control
Marc Douglas AE7KK working Net Control
2016 Cycle for Life Ride
Pre Race Safety Team Meeting
July 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  
Annual Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life Ride

For the forth year in a row, dozens of ARRG members and other area Amateur Radio volunteers will come together to form the CFL Radio Safety Team.

The team is made up of between 14 to 20 Amateur Radio Volunteers, who have trained for this annual event. Our team is responsible for setting up two Net Control (dispatch) radio positions and provide the trained operators to effectively operate each station.


The team also provides two radio operators at the four rest stops along the 35, 65 and 100 mile long bike routes.

Our team also provides 3 or Support and Gear Support and Gear  (SAG) vehicles, provided by the Amateur Radio Operators who have SAG experience.


The 2018 CFL Ride Net Control setup and race start/finish line is located at the Oak Knoll Winery in Hillsboro.


Special thanks to Pat Roberson, W7PAT and Jenny Roberson, KA7JNY, who have been our Net Control operators for our forth year in a row!


The event is already full, but if you would like to volunteer for the 2019 CFL Ride, please contact us here.