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ORSI ELECTS A NEW PRESIDENT KC5NID

Duane Henderson KC5NID of Mooreland from our NW District stepped up an agreed to serve as our president, replacing Scott Baker WA5A of Edmond who has served admirably for the last several years. Duane is former president of Tri-State Amateur Radio Group, and has served on various boards and committees. So he is no stranger to leadersip roles inside and outside of amateur radio. I am sure we will hear much more from him in the future. He is a close known associate of our NW District Officer Jay K5GUD, we won't hold that against him. Although I think Jay probably warned him.

ORSI Membership Voted for Mandatory Updates of Frequency Coordination Every Three Years

The problem of "paper" repeaters plagues all frequency coordinators everywhere. We have reviewed the policies of most of the surrounding states. Some require annual renewal, but we decided to be more laid back like our sister society over with our great neighbors to the East, Arkansas. Where they call for triennial renewals. We are going to make this easier than ever. We will still send out update request forms where needed, but as our web-master WD5M announced, we will have a user-friendly on-line do it yourself update form.

Coming December 11, Repeater Information Update Request Web Form

On December 11, look for a new ORSI web form page for repeater sponsor and trustees to submit updates for general information about repeaters. Updates may include CTCSS tone, contact details, web site URL and special feature attributes. The coordinator will review and confirm changes, before applying to the database.

Other details that require changes to coordination, such as location, power, sponsor, etc, will continue to require a coordination form sent to the ORSI coordinator. See the ORSI coordination guidelines. The new web form will only provide updates for general repeater details, that do not require coordination review.

KM5SB now on the air 145.17 in Soper Choctaw County

We received official and final clearance from the Texas VHF-FM Society to put this repeater on 145.17. So it is now fully operational with a 114.8 PL Tone. If you are in extreme Southern Oklahoma, or far North Texas, feel free to check it out.

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New repeaters: 145.25 in Harrah is now on 145.15, a new 444.3 near Davis, 146.79 in Edmond and 145.19 Clinton

The K5UV repeater in Harrah, OK is now operating on 145.15 MHz. Since it is still below 100' HAAT ORSI reserves the right to put another 145.15 less than 90 miles from it. Also if you are near Davis (greater Ardmore) area check out KC5LBP/R on 443.00 +5 PL l00.0. Then we just received an update on the W5RLW/5 146.79 -.6 Pl 100.0 in Edmond (OKC). We also welcome to the airwaves KE5RRK 145.19 Clinton.

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