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.

A couple of announcements from the Spring ORSI membership meeting

NE District Officer and ORSI secretary Bob Buford W5RAB resigned - retired. We appreciate the years of dedicated service. His replacement as NE District Officer was elected, we'll introduce him later. The secretary position is currently vacant.

The way the officer positions are determined:

President, elected by the membership, and is an at large position.

The district officers are elected by the membership, but must live within the district they represent. Then three of the officers are appointed by the president and sort of volunteer to serve as treasurer, vice-president, and secretary. The other three officers serve with the president on a coordination oversight committee to help resolve any controversies or interference issues.

Merlin Griffin
vice-president and frequency coordinator

Recent Repeater Coordinations

ORSI Welcomes the following new systems to the air!

Call Output Input CTCSS District County City Type
WX5ASA 442.0500 447.0500 SW Jackson Altus Repeater
WB5UCP 147.375 147.9750 123.0 SE Leflore Big Cedar Repeater
W5RAB 444.6000 449.6000 NE Kay Ponca City Repeater
KC0GEV 147.300 147.9000 203.5 NW Grant Vining Repeater

* SNP Local coverage repeater or short range system

Frequency Coordination Issues and Answers

  • What is a Shared non-protected pair?
  • It was asked about using 145.25 for a network of repeater for disaster work, so one would never be out of range of one.
  • How or who do we work with in the surrounding states?
  • What if someone puts up a repeater in one of the surrounding states that interferes with my repeater?
  • What if the trustee of that repeater says he is coordinated, but it is through a coordination group that we don’t know or recognize?
  • So what about the mess in Texas? What is ORSI doing about it?
  • What is the biggest problem we have here in Oklahoma?
  • Speaking of that, “I want a repeater pair for my area; you say there are no pairs available. You guys have one listed, but I have not heard it on the air for a long time. What’s the deal?

Some of you have changed your mailing address

Some of you have changed your mailing address, please email us with an update of that. If we have too much trouble tracking you down, it could jeopardize your coordination.

Merlin Griffin WB5OSM
Frequency Coordinator
Oklahoma Repeater Society inc.

Dues should be mailed to

ORSI Treasurer
PO Box 7914
Edmond OK

Please note

New coordination, unless on 145.25, will only be protected for 90 miles, and must use coordinated PL tones. Meaning, we will guide the repeater trustee in PL selection, so that adjacent repeaters will not use the same PL tone. 145.25 remains as the shared-non protected pair on two meters. We are working on some SNP pairs on 70 CM.

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