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
Joe WA5VMS, has a P25 repeater up and running from a tower near lake Ft. Gibson on 444.8 MHz (+5 MHz NAC code 293).
Joe WA5VMS and crew erected a 136' Rohn 45 tower near Lake Ft. Gibson and established a new analog FM repeater on 927.650 TX and 902.650 RX with a DCS code of 074. The DCS code may be changed if interference with a repeater on the same channel with the same DCS code near Bartlesville occurs. Also on the same tower is an improved version of the 147.33 (+600 88.5 PL) down on the two meter band. The 147.93/33 machine also will respond to transmissions using p25 mode with a NAC of 293, however it only transmits analog FM.
The Fall 2014 ORSI membership meeting will be held in conjunction with the Enid Hamfest. November 1. Admission is only $2.00. See http://www.enidarc.org/enidhamfest on the web for more information.