Amateur Radio Relay Group
2017 is ARRG's 40th anniversary
Thanks to the hard work and
dedication of Dale Justice, K7WW, our founder, and many other
early supporters, in 1977 the Amateur Radio Relay Group was
formed. Our purpose is simple, to provide professional sounding
repeaters for the benefit of the entire Amateur Radio Community.
Starting with one single repeater, today's K7RPT Repeater System
has grown to 17 repeaters, including two C4FM Digital Repeaters. Please help us celebrate ARRG's 40
years of Public Service by joining us later this summer at a
special day long meet and greet - all you can eat BBQ camp out.
We'll have more on this as we firm up a day and place. If
you want to help plan and/or set up the event, please holler as
we could use you and your expertise.
a K7RPT Repeater for a Net or Event
Estate Assistance and Equipment
Support ARRG by Joining or
Renewing your Membership
Oregon Repeater Guide
Emergency Nets and Ham Club Links
ARRG is Public Service through Technology
As an Oregon Non Profit 501C (3) public service organization,
the Amateur Radio Relay Group (ARRG) builds and maintains the 17 wide area
systems that make up the K7RPT System.
ARRG offers all types of Public Service support by
providing quality communications facilities to State and Local
Emergency Preparedness Teams such as ARES, CERT and several
Search & Rescue Groups, all at no charge to that agency or
When our repeaters are not being used for emergency
training or daily Nets, they are open to any licensed Ham in our
In an effort to support our community during times
of emergency, we have the equipment and trained people who can
set up a mobile Net Control/Dispatch Center within a just a few
hours time. Annually, we also provide ARRG Volunteers and radio
gear to many special events like the annual Hood to Coast race,
Reach the Beach race, Cycle for Life Ride, Race for the Cure,
Portland Marathon and even more!
ARRG News and Events
join us for the
next upcoming ARRG Breakfast Get together
Saturday, February 18th at
The monthly ARRG breakfast meetings
are held on the third Saturday of the month. The breakfast start
at 0930 and go through to about 1030 hrs. ARRG meets in one of
the private private conference rooms in Elmer's. Family members
and friends that are interested in ham Radio are always welcome.
Elmer's is a little more pricey than normal breakfast places, so
come prepared to spend above $10 for a complete breakfast.
February 18th, 2017 0900-1500
Salem HamFest at Rickreall
ARRG Technical Team Members
January 23, 2017 - the ARRG Board wishes to welcome two
new additions to the ARRG Technical Team, they are Steve
Lindberg and Martin Anderson.
Huge Christmas Present to ARRG
- ARRG received over $15k of repeater gear that will help
towards upgrading the aging K7RPT Repeater System - more below..
Looking for Volunteer's for the
Cycle for Life Ride July, 15th, 2017
The ARRG Safety Radio Team
has once again been asked to provide Dispatch, SAG and Rest Stop
Communications for the 2017
Annual Cycle for Life Ride. The event will be
Saturday, July 15th, 2017 and will be held once again at the Oak
Knoll Winery located in Aloha, Oregon. Members who would like to
join the ARRG Radio Safety Team, which takes care of these types
of annual events; should contact ARRG at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more
A huge “thank you” goes out to IT Tech Direct from
Annapolis, MD for this wonderful donation of repeater
equipment. This new gear will allow us to further upgrade and
modernize the aging K7RPT Repeater system. This boon will be of
great benefit to our Users and to the many ARES, CERT and SAR
teams that rely on the K7RPT Repeater System.
On December 29th, 2016,
received an awesome
596 lb. Christmas Present!
On the Fifth Day of
Christmas, our Awesome Benefactor at IT TECH DIRECT,
Annapolis, MD. gave to us...
Five Quantar Stations
Four Sided Crate
3 Moto Duplexers 2 Service Manuals
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree!
Peterson, W7PM, Warren Winner, W7JDT and Mark Pierce,
KC7NYR opening the present.
Peterson, W7PM and Warren Winner, W7JDT further tearing
down the crate.
cabinets full of gear. Left Cabinet shows two Quantar
Repeaters, right has three.
Through our wonderful partnership with the Hood to Coast Radio
146.720 - 114.8Hz,
located up on Wickiup Mountain, is now part of the
K7RPT Repeater System.
The repeater covers the Coast Range and is located on a a ridge
just East of Astoria, Oregon.
The repeater is now linked fulltime with
South Saddle 147.320 system and carries the nightly ARES D1 Net
all the way to the beach.
New W7PM and K7ZS System Fusion Repeater on Bald Peak
Bald Peak, Hillsboro
442.250 + 100.Hz
FM & Digital
Timberline System has expanded via two new linked
Central Oregon Repeater
442.225 + 114.8 located
at Warm Springs and covers Hood to Bend. The site is at 3800'
and linked f/t into
- Redmond 147.040 + 114.8 -This repeater replaced the old Awbrey Butte
repeater. During the summer of 2017, the plan is to move
the 147.040 from Cinder Butte in Redmond, all the way up to the
5800' level at a new building located on Grizzly Ridge.
We'll help you with your
Amateur Radio Estate and Electronics Gear cleanup!
We believe in helping families of Ham's who need help
old ham shacks, taking down antennas and towers.
Our team can
usually do this without added cost to the estate. Please write
us and let us know what your particular situation is. We'll be
happy to send one of our technical team out to meet and discuss
your needs and help you make a plan.
Our cleanup removal cost is offset by any
and all equipment donations to ARRG. 100% of all equipment donated to ARRG,
Inc. and is usually 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 Shack and properly sell or donate your
loved ones Ham and electronic gear to our fully tax deductible
Amateur Radio Public Service team. Contact Marc Peterson, W7PM
for more information.
K7RPT Fundraising Help
We are looking for good used gear, Motorola repeaters and mobiles to use
as linking radios, test equipment, wattmeter's, hardline, walkies,
mobiles, bases, commercial and ham antennas and towers and even just
tower sections, rotors, you name it, we can come pick it up, provide you
an itemized tax deductible receipt and after some bench work and
refurbishing - hopefully sell it to another Ham through one of our semi
annual ARRG Swap tables at Rickreall and SeaPac.
Did you know that ARRG often donates some of the gear we
take in to Disabled and New Hams that are low income or have
We are doing this all in an effort to replenish our depleted
Emergency Repeater and Antenna fund. Unfortunately, over the past 2
years of several record breaking storms, several of our repeater sites
and their antenna systems where damaged beyond repair. These damaged
sites included the 147.040 at South Saddle, the 147.040 and 442.225
located at Sylvan (KOIN) and lastly the 145.260 on Mt. Fanny.
don’t like to ask for extra financial or gear donations, because each of you
already support the K7RPT system with your annual dues and
in your help maintaining the system, but Nature dealt us a
couple heavy blows last year.
If you could help out throughout the year, above and beyond your
annual dues, ARRG would really appreciate it. All donations go
right back into the repeater fund and we don’t use it for
Click Here to
Long distance walkie QSO
from Mary's Peak to the Mt. Hood Timberline repeater on 147.120.
Check out Roland, KG7FOP
who was working Josh Richesin, K7JLR, via a 5 watt radio.
Mary's Peak is about 100 miles from the
Just a reminder that ARRG up to the minute news and events
are always announced first via our
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