ORSI Dues of $10.00 are now due. While coordination of repeater frequencies is a free service of ORSI, we do have some routine expenses. Plus by joining ORSI you can have a say in the direction the society is taking. We won't meet again until this fall, so you will need to mail your check in to either the coordinator's P. O. box (512 Owasso OK 74055-0512) or preferably the treasurers P. O. box (7914 Edmond OK 73083-7914).
After about 10 years of dedicated service to ORSI, District 1 (Oklahoma City Metro area) Officer and Treasurer, Jerry Sams N5KNU is stepping down. Larry Goodwin Jr. K5LHG was elected by the membership to take his place as district 1 officer. We also had a vacancy for our NE Oklahoma District (3); this is that part of the state which is North of I-40 and East of I-35 except for the OKC Metro Area, and the Tulsa Metro Area. Don Poquette KE9XB of Bartlesville was elected to this position.
Repeater information was last updated 28-Mar-2013.
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 28-Mar-2013. 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 Any updates received afterwards will NOT be published in the ARRL Repeater Directory until the next edition.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.
Joe WA5VMS has requested the 449.8/444.8 pair that is no longer in use in Mayes county to be re-coordinated for use in Western Cherokee County for a repeater running the APCO 25 Protocol. Which is a digital voice and data mode rapidly becoming popular on the Public Safety (I. E. Police and Fire) bands. I think this will be the only "P25" machine coordinated in Oklahoma at this time. There was one in the OKC area that I think was supposed to do D-Star and P 25 at the same time, but they decided to just make it standard FM instead. The same for 442.125 in the Bartlesville area.
Bob W5RAB put a repeater running narrow band FM on the frequency 927.65 input 902.650, Another machine on the same frequency will be established soon in the Muckogee area by Joe WA5VMS. Even though the two will be close together, since the two trustees are working together and the 900 band is lightly used anyway, ORSI will let them work out the details themselves.
Bob W5RAB who maintains some of the repeaters in the TARC link system told us that two of their repeaters were interfering with each other. Their McAlester and Bartlesville nodes are on the same frequency 444.975 MHz and for technical reasons on the same PL tone. While they should be far enough apart to share the channel, the McAlester link is on high terrain. So after checking with the surrounding states, the plan is to swap frequencies between a repeater in Pawhuska and the one in Bartlesville.