News

First Breakfast of 2018

The first N7PIR User Group Breakfast of 2018 is coming up Saturday, January 27th from 8:30am - 10:00 am. Make your New Years resolution to attend.  This month it will take place at Elmers Restaurant 16087 SE 82nd Dr, Clackamas, OR 97015.   Please let one of us know if you are planning to join us either before or on the air that morning so that we can tell Elmers how many people we are expecting.  Thanks!  See you then.

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Nets on N7PIR

Currently there are two sanctioned Nets operating on the N7PIR system.  All others are guests supported on a first come, first served basis within established priorities.

 

The Morning Roundtable on IRLP Reflector 9005  -  (Daily 0830-0900)
This group of long-time friends from the Northwest gets together almost every morning from about 0830 until about 0900. They welcome visitors, For more information see N7PIR Nets

 

The Amateur Television Net  -  (Mondays from 1900-2000)
Each Monday evening the Amateur Television (ATV) group conducts a net at 7PM on the N7PIR system.  ATV Net traffic on N7PIR is sometimes sporadic, but the net is active so please keep in mind that the repeater system is in use during this time to support the net. Please see Nets on N7PIR for more information or to watch the video check out

http://www.oregonatv.org/ or www.batc.tv.

 

 

 

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IRLP and Echolink

We would like to remind everyone that users must ID before, during and after using IRLP.  Please disconnect when finished!  If you wish to use IRLP or Echolink and are not familiar with the process please ask for a control operator and/or review the guidelines page on this website (see link below).  Thank You for supporting good operating practices.

 

Click for Guidelines

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Distracted Driving

There has been lots of talk about the new laws in Oregon and Washington about distracted driving and the use of Ham radio.  In Oregon Amateurs are exempted and can operate a radio while driving if they are over 18 years of age. This does not mean that if you are in violation of another traffic law or get in a wreck while using a radio that you cannot be cited for distracted driving.

 

N7PIR urges amateurs to exercise caution and common sense when using the radio while driving. For more information on the new laws in Oregon please see

 

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Safety/Pages/Distracted.aspx

 

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System Status 9/28/17

Skyline, Goat and Salem are up and linked.  IRLP is available. Work was done at Salem and it has much improved coverage of the area and especially the I-5 corridor.. 

 

Mt Hood linking is down and a work party will be established to correct that in the near future. It can be used locally around the Government Camp area.  This leaves Grizzly in a stand-alone mode also at the moment.

 

Seaside is up and working IRLP is available.

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