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Update Robert Tully KA5EOS SK W5KSU Michael now Trustee of Repeater

UPDATE: We just received confirmation that Michael Campbell W5KSU has taken over this machine (147.105 +600 no pl) and it is operational at a site in Guthrie (Logan County). The call on the machine was changed from KA5EOS to W5KSU.

ORSI 2014 Dues are now due.

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, P.O. Box 512, Owasso, OK 74055-0512 or preferably the treasurer, P.O. Box 862, Mooreland, OK 73852-0862.

Muskogee Area to get a Repeater Running APCO 25 Format Soon

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.

Bartlesville area gets a repeater on 927.650

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.

Change MADE to TARC Supersystem

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.

Welcome back to the air W5IAS 145.11 88.5 PL Tulsa WA5LVT 146.94 in late testing phase as of mid December

Both of these Tulsa machines have been off the air for quite some time due mainly to disputes with site managers. An all too common problem in the Tulsa area. The 145.11 machine for the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club W5IAS has been rebuilt and is on the air from a new site in West Tulsa. It can be put on their link system on demand, but will mostly operate as a free standing repeater.

The Tulsa Repeater Organization WA5LVT, is completing a rebuild of their 146.940 repeater and it is slated to go on the air from a site in downtown Tulsa once final testing and tweaking are completed.

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