Welcome to the N7PIR repeater system web site. The N7PIR system is designed, built and maintained to support amateur radio communication on a daily basis as well as emergency communications as needed in the event of a disaster or severe weather conditions. The system also fosters international communications by combining radio technology with the Internet, linking amateur operators all over the world via IRLP and Echolink.
The N7PIR system operates thanks to contributions from our users which help to maintain the system and sites. Donations are very much appreciated. If you would like to donate please email Mike (K7QDX) via our general contact web form and he'll be glad to provide the necessary information. Thanks for your continued support of the system!
The N7PIR System provides excellent coverage of the Portland and Vancouver Metro areas along with coverage in the Willamette Valley and the Highway 26 corridor over Mount Hood to Central Oregon via linked repeaters. From high above the City of Portland in the West Hills, the Cascade Range, the hills west of Salem and the mountains of central Oregon, the system provides the amateur radio community with dependable communications, clear audio and friendly users.
N7PIR also operates a "satellite repeater", on the Oregon Coast in Seaside, which generally operates as a stand-alone repeater, but can be linked with the rest of the system. It provides excellent coverage in Seaside, Gearhart, and parts of Astoria.
Thank You for stopping by. Look around and enjoy your visit. We'll catch you on the air!
Happy New Year to All. The weather seems to have gotten to us in that Goat Mountain is not transmitting now. Seaside is not able to connect with IRLP due to some network issues, but is still repeating locally. Both of these things will be worked on as soon as possible. Goat may be a while as the snow makes it hard to physically get to the site.
Linking between Skyline and Salem has been restored. Linking with Goat Mountain is effectively one-way. Goat hears and retransmits traffic from Salem and Skyline, but Goat traffic is not currently repeated by Skyline or Salem . A trip to Goat Mountain is tentatively planned for Monday 11/14/16 at which time the problem should be resolved and all three sites should be fully linked.