We are an active VHF Amateur Radio Association
with repeaters high in the Beautiful Blue Mountains of Northeastern Oregon,
and in the Tri-Cities area of Washington.
Our Oregon location is at 5580 feet, with an 80' tower.
We are above the Spout Springs Ski Area,
halfway between Weston and Elgin Oregon along Highway 204
We have converted to a YAESU DR-1X DIGITAL repeater recently.
Our elevation is 5,500 feet and the tower raises the antenna up another 80'.
We have a large footprint of coverage South to Baker City, Oregon and North to Ephrata and Grant County Washington. West through the Yakima Valley, East to Moscow Idaho and the Lewiston Clarkston area. Many of our users are in the Tri-Cities Washington of Richland/Pasco/Kennewick, and the Northeast corner of Oregon (Pendleton and La Grande).
Although our repeaters are"OPEN", we encourage regular users to please consider becoming financial supporters. Our repeaters are funded entirely by voluntary contributions.
We are also governed by By-Laws and have elected
President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer positions.
It is our hope that you meet many of the fine amateur radio operators in our area, using your license to its' fullest. To facilitate this, we host 2 Nets a day Monday through Saturday. Ken, KD7FYR hosts a WEATHER NET daily at 6 AM. A different net control operator each night hosts a "Cracker Barrel/Rag Chew" net weeknights Monday-Friday at 8 PM. These have been excellent venues to socialize and show our hospitality to one another. Please check-in sometime and introduce yourself! We encourage all stations to be "Goodwill Ambassadors" to one another, and continue to represent our hobby of Amateur Radio well.
We are anxious to hear your call sign soon too!