We just learned from Steve Ford WB8IMY. the publication manager for the "ARRL Repeater Directory" that due to a new computer system they are going to, the consultant wants the data for the 2016 "RD" to be uploaded to the League no later than December 1 this year. As compared to mid-January in previous years. Also in a 180 degree turn around from last year, when ARRL said they would no longer take batch data uploads from frequency coordinators, and we had to enter all updates and new systems one at a time.
Repeater information was last updated 15-Sep-2015.
The ORSI board voted to list all coordinations, where a trustee requested non-publication, we will only publish the frequency, city, county, coordination date and update dates. Then show it as a closed access repeater.
This Oklahoma database was published here as of 15-Sep-2015. The database is sent to the ARRL for use in their annual edition of the "Repeater Directory" at the start of the year (January). Any updates received afterwards will NOT be published in the ARRL Repeater Directory until the next edition. However, we will continue to update the listings on the ORSI web site periodically during the year.
Our fall meeting will be held October 24 in Ardmore in conjunction with the Texoma Hamarama 11:30 AM For more information about the hamfest see http://texomahamarama.org. We wiil try our best to be done in time for the prize drawings.
The April 5th update of the coordinated repeaters for Oklahoma left out the new DMR machines that are popping up around the state. The software problem has been fixed, and a new update will be posted again soon. DMR repeater trustees do not be concerned, your machines are in the official coordination database. They just didn't get published on the web-site. I am also working closely with Bob W5RAB on getting the information correct on the DMR repeaters in Oklahoma. I am also working with ARRL on getting all the digital audio machines published correctly in the ARRL"Repeater Directory".
Attention all coordination holders and other interested parties, the Oklahoma Repeater Society will hold it's spring 2015 meeting on Saturday May 9 at 12:00 PM. The meeting will be at the Sirloin Stockade 208 N Perkins Rd in Stillwater OK 74075. 145.39 -600 or TARC Super-System for talk-in. You can text or call 918.520.7668 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you wish to eat lunch during the meeting, Sirloin Stockade is an AYCE buffet style restaurant carrying a wide variety of food and includes a salad bar with the meal.
Digital Audio is making serious in-roads into Oklahoma with a series of DMR machines hitting the air-waves in Oklahoma, and we already have a number of D-Star machines around, now we've added another digital mode called Digital Mobile Radio. Marketed by Motorola INC under the trade name Moto-TRBO. However, you don't need Motorola Equipment to use the mode. Although I am told that for it to have the best network inter-operability The repeater equipment needs to be actual Moto-TRBO. Like D-Star Voice Over IP protocols are used to link the repeaters and users over the internet