ARRG Amateur Radio Relay Group, Inc. An Oregon Non-Profit Public Service Team since 1977 Operating the K7RPT Repeater System
Who We Are
an Oregon Non Profit 501C (3) public service organization, the
Amateur Radio Relay Group provides wide area communications
repeater system for the purpose of Emergency Communications and
for day to day uses by the Amateur Radio community.
repeaters ARRG operates make up the entire K7RPT Repeater System,
with several more repeaters are being designed and built - all
for the overall good of the K7RPT system.
communications system is
currently used by State and Local Emergency Service teams,
Amateur Radio Emergency Service teams, Community Emergency
Response Teams, Search & Rescue and by dozens of other service
organizations. When not used for Public Service events or Nets, the K7RPT
repeater system is made available for use by any properly FCC
licensed Amateur Radio Operator.
emphasis on emergency preparedness, the K7RPT repeater
facilities are built to withstand most Manmade and Natural
Disasters. Over the years, the K7RPT system has been used as an
important 'lifeline' during
times of accident, injury and disaster when
local landline, Cellular or Police/Fire
communications have failed.
The K7RPT repeater facilities are often co located with Public
Safety facilities and have emergency power backup via both
Generator and battery backup.
K7RPT Portland to Salem
Metro Area Repeaters
Sylvan Hill 147.040 + 100.0 hz
442.225 + 100.0 hz Fusion (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)
Bald Peak System Fusion
442.250 + 100.0 HZ Owned by K7ZS and W7PM Regional Repeaters Central
Redmond / Bend
147.040 + 114.8 hz
-linked to Mt. Hood and Eagle Butte
Madras Warm Springs
442.225 + 114.8hz
-linked to Mt. Hood and Cinder Butte La Grande 147.260 + 103.5.0 hz
Medford 147.020 + Open
*Dec 15 - off air due to
losing our site.
Pendleton 145.330 - Open
Welcome to ARRG and the K7RPT Repeater System
This is the official site of the Amateur Radio Relay Group, Inc,
otherwise known as ARRG.
ARRG owns and operates the 17 repeaters that make up the
K7RPT repeater system.
We are a technical communication team and our primary purpose is
to build, install and maintain modern repeater communication
systems for use by Amateur Radio Community.
ARRG also freely provides our repeater systems for the use of
emergency / disaster communications teams which include State,
County and City Agencies, as well as the ARES D1 group,
Beaverton CERT, Search & Rescue Teams and many other public
service organizations in and Oregon State and the surrounding
The repeater group that was to
become ARRG started back in 1972 with its very first repeater on
South Saddle Mountain and later became officially incorporated
as 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.
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 Portland Repeater needs your
help! Please consider a New Year's donation to the
147.040 and 442.225 repair project
Here's the latest update on the Emergency Antenna Fundraiser
Located high up on the KOIN TV transmitter tower lives the 147.040 and
442.225 repeater antennas.
Feeding those two repeater antennas with
wholesome signals are two 250' lengths of very low loss Andrews Heliax
Installed over a decade ago, the cables and antennas are getting
old and crotchety. Earlier in 2015, the entire 442.225 antenna and
hardline failed. Also, the 147.040 SWR‘s have been jumping all around
which is also providing warning that it might completely
fail as well.
For the first time in ARRG’s 38 year
history, there is a good chance that our engineers will be forced to
pull the plug on one or both of these popular repeaters.
Both repeaters are very important to our area’s Public
Service Events and the following events could be affected by the lack of
emergency repair;Hood to
Coast, Race for the Cure, Bridge Pedal and a probably a dozen other
Our team dislikes asking any of you for additional
financial support without first doing all we can do to raise as much
money as we could, first.
As many of you have noticed over the summer,
our team has been putting in overtime in a last minute push to raise
money to help cover the KOIN situation.A small handful of your technical team members really went above
this summer cleaning up estates, doing difficult tower work, setting up and
running swap tables at Mic & Key, Rickreall, OMSI Makers Faire and
SEAPAC - all in an attempt to raise funds so we wouldn’t have to once
again approach the general membership with our hand out.
Even with all these efforts, the team was only
able to cover the cost of the new Telewave antenna and some of the
October 9th install bill.
Since openily fundraising, many of you have donated a $50 or $100 bill
to the cause - thank you so very much.
As of January 5th, 2016, we have collected close to 35% of our goal, so
every little bit helps, either by just joining for $20 per year
or adding any other tax deductable dontaion.
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 or contact
email@example.com 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
Monthly ARRG Breakfast Meeting
Amateur Radio or Emergency Services ARRG meets for
breakfast every third Saturday of the month.
The next monthly ARRG Breakfast
get together will be
January 16th 2016 at 9AM at the Peppermill
Restaurant located at
17455 SW Farmington Rd, Aloha, OR 97007
System Fusion Digital Analog System
ARRG is now running the latest
The System Fusion DR1X repeater is operational in auto
AMS mode on our Sylvan Hill site on
442.225 + 100.0 hz.
We'll Help you with your Pre-Estate and Post Estate
Amateur Radio and Electronics Gear Cleanup!
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.
Contact Marc Peterson, W7PM at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more
The 147.120 Timberline System just expanded it's footprint
farther into Central Oregon. Both the repeaters below are linked
fulltime into Mt. Hoiod.
Eagle Butte442.225 + 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 replaced the old Awbrey Butte
repeater, eventually will be moved up to our building on Gray
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
Latest up to the minute repeater news and events
are announced on our FACEBOOK page first We are an ARRL Affliated Club
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Jan 5, 2016
The Officers and the Board of Directors of ARRG are very pleased
to announce that the following leadership changes were made
during tonight's ARRG Board Meeting.
Darin Miller, W7DMX
- Darin has served on the Repeater Technical Team and
as a general Board Member for some years now. Tonight he was
nominated and by unanimous vote, approved as an Officer and
Josh Richesin, K7JLR -
Josh has been very active over the past year assisting
on the Repeater Technical Team. Tonight he was nominated and by
unanimous vote, approved as a new ARRG Board Member.
The entire Board is thrilled to be working with such fine people
of such high technical caliber. ARRG is very lucky to have both
Darin and Josh on our team.
In closing, I wanted to publicly thank
Peter Jones, KE7CKB for his ten years of service to
ARRG. Peter served many years as an Officer and as our Corporate
Secretary, he also served as an active member of the Repeater
Technical Team and we appreciate all his expertise in building
and maintaining the K7RPT Repeater System. Peter will be greatly
missed by his peers here at ARRG.
Join me in congratulating everyone on their new positions and
also in wishing Peter and his young family all the best as they
move forward with their new and exciting adventure.
Marc Peterson, W7PM
President, ARRG, Inc. 12/21/2015 Sun City, AZ.
Cliff Soderback W7VVA became a Silent Key on December 14th, 2015,
after a battle with Cancer.
Cliff is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Sun City, AZ.
Whille living in Oregon, ARRG was lucky enough to snag Cliff as
one of our Master Repeater Technicians. He used his vast
Electronics Engineering skills to design and build many of
ARRG's and other groups repeater controller and audio circuits -
many which are still in 24/7 use today. The entire Amateur Radio
Community has lost a great asset with the passing of Cliff.
11/24/2015 ARES DISTRICT ONE NET
In our goal to offer the nightly ARES District One
Net better coverage into the five counties that the D1 serves,
the ARRG technical team is testing a new linking system that
will connect both the South Saddle system and the Sylvan
Repeater System on a daily basis.
The D1 net, which is currently carried on the South Saddle
System via the 147.320 and 442.325
repeaters is now being carried nightly on the Sylvan Hill
Repeater on the KOIN Tower @ 147.040 +
The new controller we installed and programmed will auto connect
and then later auto disconnect the two sites per the following
Regular District 1 Net Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat Repeaters will automatically link together at 07:15 PM
and the link will automatically drop at 8:15 PM
Wednesday 07:15 PM to 9:00 PM For the D1 and SKYWARN nets: repeaters will automatically
link together at 07:15 PM and will stay linked up through the
SKYWARN net until about 9:00 PM.
Sunday 07:15 - 10:00 PM The D1 will be linked up and the
system will remain linked throughout the 8PM Neighborhood
Latest C4FM News
The C4FM System Fusion Page has been updated with a
bunch of new repeaters
A new 70cm Repeater antenna was installed
today, however the antenna cannot be used because during the
install, the tower crew found 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.