The purpose of the Society is

  • To render public service through Amateur Radio, and
  • To gather and disseminate information concerning Amateur radio operation especially in the frequency modulation mode and repeater operation, and
  • To coordinate efforts and establish standards in regard to repeater systems and associated functions, and
  • To associate with groups similarly constituted in order to broaden the scope and function of Amateur Radio as a service in the public interest, convenience or necessity, and
  • To encourage experimentation by the Society members in advanced techniques in the use of repeaters in order that the general technical excellence of repeater systems shall be improved, and
  • To provide a forum for discussion of spectrum utilization and the achievement of maximum compatibility between various users of the Amateur Radio Bands.

Coordinated Repeater Listings for Oklahoma - April 15, 2016

Repeater information was last updated 15-Apr-2016.

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-Apr-2016. 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 Any updates received afterwards will NOT be published in the ARRL Repeater Directory until the next edition.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.

ORSI Spring Meeting to be Scheduled Soon.

Because the Green Country Hamfest moved to April the ORSI spring meeting has been pushed back. It will be held in Stillwater, and probably early May at this point. One of the main items we will need to do is elect a new SE District Director. Jim Russel Wk5Y from the McAlester area. Has moved close to OKC to be nearer to his family, and will retire as our SE District Director. We thank Jim for his many years of service. Other items, it is a new year and your dues of $10.00 are now due. Update on your repeater systems are always appreciated.

Welcome New Six Meter Machine to the Air in Tulsa

The Tulsa Amateur Radio Club returned their six meter machine to the air waves after a hiatus of at least five years. The W5IAS machine operates on 53.15 Out 51.45 input with an 88.5 PL tone. Its new site is on a nice hill with a multi-story building in mid-town Tulsa.

We Welcome These New Repeaters to the Air

145.310 McIntosh County SE analog
147.285 Ottawa County Yaseu Fusion (C4FM) digital or analog on network directional SW
443.825 Craig County DMR Color Code 1 on the network
444.55 Cleveland County Analog
444.75 Washington County DMR on Network

Another digital machine is coming to the OU Campus, not sure yet if it will be D-Star, DMR, or possibly both.
Another DMR machine is coming to the Depew area. DMR repeaters now provide pretty good coverage of I-44 from about the State line near Miami to about Oklahoma City.

BREAKING NEWS FROM ARRL REPEATER DIRECTORY DEADLINE THIS YEAR DECEMBER 1

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.

Proposed at the Fall Meeting

A group of trustees proposed at the fall meeting that ORSI begin to require coordination holders to update their repeaters with us every three years. Do you have a comment on this? Surrounding states require annual renewal of your repeaters. We would like to here you comments before the next meeting Spring of 2016. You may respond by email. Though the contact links on this web-site or contact any ORSI board member.

We may vote on this proposal at the spring meeting.

Duane KC5NID President
Merlin WB5OSM VP and coordinator
Don KE9XB Secretary and NE District Rep.

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