Amateur Radio Relay Group
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In 2017, ARRG will be celebrating 40 Years of providing quality repeater services to the Amateur Radio Community.
To help us celebrate , sometime in July 2017, we will be throwing a day long get together and all you can eat BBQ Potluck. More on this later!
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Join us for the next upcoming
ARRG Breakfast Get Together
Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 0900 hrs.
Elmer's 1250 NW Waterhouse Ave, Beaverton, Or. Just off 26 and Cornell
Meet and get to know ARRG members and maybe find an Elmer at Elmer's.
The monthly ARRG breakfast meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month. The breakfast start at 0900 and go through to about 1030 hrs. ARRG meets in one of the private private conference rooms in Elmers. 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.
December 29th, 2016 - ARRG received over $15k of repeater gear that will help towards upgrading the aging K7RPT Repeater System. More below.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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 VHF/UHF repeater 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 group.
When our repeaters are not being used for emergency training or daily Nets, they are open to any licensed Ham in our Community. 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!
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.
K7RPT Emergency Repeater/Antenna Fund
After years of hard work cleaning up Ham Estates and refurbishing and selling gear at the ARRG tables at SeaPac and Rickreall, we had built up a a solid savings amount in our 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.
We don’t like to ask for extra 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 anything else.