ARRG GMRS Repeater System
Last Updated: 03/25/2021
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Sylvan HillPortland West Hills
ChehalemWest Metro Area
South Saddle MountainPortland West Side
Important Information About the ARRG GMRS Repeater System
If you are here because you saw the ARRG GMRS Repeater listed on MyGMRS.com and sent in a request to use the ARRG owned repeater, please note that the ARRG GMRS Repeater is listed on MyGMRS as 'Private-closed to outside users'.
This means we are not accepting users from MyGMRS who are not already Amateur Radio Operators. Please read down for information about joining ARRG. The GMRS Repeater is currently being tested in Beaverton and only has a test antenna on it, so don't expect to be able to use it more than a few miles away. Eventually, it will be going up at one of our higher sites, but don't expect any coverage outside of the immediate Portland, Beaverton and Tigard areas. If you live outside these areas, don't expect it to work well.
ARRG Members may program their radios with the following freq/tones;
RX 462.5500 100Hz and 467.5500 100Hz
Besides the 20+ Analog, System Fusion and DMR repeaters available for use by the licensed Amateur Radio Community, ARRG also owns and operates a wide area GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) repeater. On August 10th, 2020, the status of the GMRS repeater is that it is currently down being upgraded to a 'newer' Motorola MSF-5000 Public Safety grade repeater. We hope to have it on the air at a higher site by mid September.
This repeater is only open to current ARRG Members and their immediate families. This means that to be approved for ARRG membership and use the ARRG GMRS system, somebody in your immediate family should hold a current Amateur Radio License.
The Amateur Radio Community (with its hundreds of repeaters and trained emergency preparedness teams) are honestly the only way families will stay in quality contact following a major disaster.
GMRS and FRS systems will never rise to the level of preparedness and readiness that the Amateur Radio Community is currently at. Amateur Radio Repeaters are normally housed inside Public Safety and TV hardened structures, with full emergency power back up; and there is a good chance that only these will be available to you and your family members during a disaster.br>
The take-a-way here is that we want you and your family members to step up and get your Amateur Radio license. It's not that hard any more and the Technician class test is only 35 questions long.
If you are a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator and want to join ARRG,
please jump to https://arrg.org/donate/
If you have any questions, please contact Marc [W7PM] at firstname.lastname@example.org
More about GMRS The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) is a land-mobile FM UHF radio service designed for short-distance two-way communication and authorized under part 95 of 47 USC. It requires a license in the United States, but some GMRS compatible equipment can be used license-free in Canada. The US GMRS license is issued for a period of 10 years by the FCC. The United States permits use by adult individuals who possess a valid GMRS license, as well as their immediate family members.[a] Immediate relatives of the GMRS system licensee are entitled to communicate among themselves for personal or business purposes, but employees of the licensee who are not family members are not covered by the license. Non-family members must be licensed separately.
GMRS radios are typically handheld portable devices much like Family Radio Service (FRS) radios, and they share a frequency band with FRS near 462 and 467 MHz. Mobile and base station-style radios are available as well, but these are normally commercial UHF radios as often used in the public service and commercial land mobile bands. These are legal for use in this service as long as they are certified for GMRS under USC 47 Part 95.
GMRS licensees are allowed to establish repeaters to extend their communications range.