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.

Elk City 444.525 UHF machine to Change PL Tones

The WX5BSA 444.525 repeater near Elk City switched from an 88.5 Hz PL tone to 141.3 Hz. This was at the request of Dan K5FVL who has a repeater on the same frequency at Stillwater which likewise used an 88.5 PL tone. The Stillwater machine is part of the TARC Supersystem which is a network of linked repeaters covering eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas. This link system is vital to support the Eastern Oklahoma - Northwest Arkansas Skywarn net. That in turn supports the National Weather Service Forecast Office during severe weather.

Tulsa 146.805 & 444.95 Off the Air Indefinetly

After about 40 years at the site near 71st and Yale in Tulsa, the new owner of the building wanted an excessive amount of rent for the equipment to stay at the site, so it was removed along with a low power FM station owned and operated by a non-profit amateur radio group. The Tulsa Repeater Organization, and the Electron Benders are currently seeking a new site for all three systems. The LPFM station cannot move north of 41st street.

Coordinated Repeater Directory for Oklahoma - August 11, 2020

Repeater information was last updated 11-Aug-2020.

The ORSI board voted to list all coordinations, where a trustee requested non-publication, we will only publish the frequency, city, county, coordination date and update dates. Then show it as a closed access repeater.

This Oklahoma database was published here as of 11-Aug-2020. The database is sent to the ARRL for use in their annual edition of the "Repeater Directory" at the start of the year (January). Any updates received afterwards will NOT be published in the ARRL Repeater Directory until the next edition. However, we will continue to update the listings on the ORSI web site periodically during the year.

Not Enough in Attendance at the Enid Hamfest for a Quorum

We are sorry we couldn't get the word out any better or earlier. Since we lost our meeting place in Stillwater and the Green Country Hamfest moving to April things got a little disorganized. Apparently the old Sirloin Stockade in Stillwater is being bull-dozed to become a new Taco Bell for Stillwater. What a downgrade! Over here in Tulsa an iconic hamburger joint, Arnold's Old Fashioned Hamburgers, a fixture in West Tulsa for decades, is being bull-dozed for new Taco Bell. However, West Tulsa could not do without their Arnolds, so the owner was offered a new location a few blocks away.

Green Country Hamfest is April 10-11 2020 in Claremore Registration Begins in January

The 2020 Green Country Hamfest, ARRL Oklahoma Section Convention will be held April 10-11 2020 back at the Claremore Expo Center. 400 Veterans Parkway in Claremore, Rogers County. Claremore is about a 20 min drive NE of Tulsa. Prize package yet to be determined. Last year we sold completely out of flea market tables and dealer booths. So we plan to try to add some more tables. Registration will open by mid-January. Admission prices will be same as last year $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Commercial Booths $50.00 each and includes admission.

Some Surrounding States Starting to Put Repeaters on What Were Simplex Frequencies

We've recently received some clearance requests from AR and I believe MO to clear repeaters on frequencies like 145.45. Which have traditionally been used for FM simplex. I believe they are using these frequencies for some of the digital audio modes, such as DMR. They might be simplex DMR hot spots, since 145.5 to 146.0 is reserved for amateur satellite operations. Otherwise they may be using a + offset. I'm not sure how this works.

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