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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.

Green Country Hamfest April 7-8 @ Claremore

The Green Country Hamfest will be April 7-8 this year back at the Claremore Expo Center. Admission and table prices are the same as last year. Green Country has upgraded their web-site and this year you will be able to reserve specific tables and by tickets on line. ORSI will not have a formal meeting there, however the State Frequency Coordinator will be there for most of the show and will be happy to answer questions of discuss frequency coordination matters with any interested party. The Green Country prize package is better than ever this year.

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".

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