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.

Logan County W5IAS Repeater in the Guthrie Area to Change Frequencies.

The W5IAS repeater near Guthrie will move from 443.25 to 443.925 MHz still with an 88.5 PL tone. The change was fully approved on 3/21/2017, and will be made on or about 3/25. The move is being made due to some harmful interference they were experiencing on their input frequency. There seemed to be some unlicensed operators talking to each other on the input frequency. The control operator Dan K5FVL said he was not sure if they were even aware they keying up the repeater. The unlicensed operators are believe to be in the Guthrie area, but the machine is on a four hundred ft.

Changing of the Guard Again SE District

During the Meeting at the Enid Hamfest back in November, our long time SE District Officer Jim Russel WK5Y officially stepped down, basically retiring and he has moved out of the SE District We elected his replacement David Weeks KD5JCX of McAlester. The SE district is all counties in Oklahoma that are east of I-35 and south of I-40 which are not in the Tulsa District or the Oklahoma City district. We will get you more information on David soon. We would like to thank Jim for his many years of service as an ORSI director,

We Welcome These New Repeaters to the Air

146.85 Muskogee moved to a new site and running C4FM digital or analog, note digital in analog out.
443.5 Ponca City C4FM (Yaseu Fusion) digital or analog FM. Not connected to the WiresX network yet, but may be soon.
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 DMR machine coming soon to King Mountain in Kiowa county SW part of the state.

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.

DMR Repeaters Accidentally Left Out of Database

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".

ORSI Spring Meeting May 9 in Stillwater

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 wb5osm@sbcglobal.net 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.

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