I-84 Repeater Group - Information

The I-84 Group consists of likeminded of hams who want to increase open DMR coverage in Portland, promote the use of DMR for ARES, EmComm, hospital disaster communications and I-84 transportation route mobile coverage in the Columbia Gorge with the hope of encouraging others to expand mobile DMR coverage along I-84 towards Salt Lake City, Utah.  This group consists of Joel N7LF, Jim KA7AGH and Paul K7PN.  These three hams are the main force behind the deployment of these repeaters.  If you wish to contact this group, email their team at: i-84-group@wa7dmr.net

The I-84 Group completed the deployment of the Portland-Mount Scott and Gresham-MHMC repeaters on Friday August 2, 2019.  The Corbett-Lookout Point and Portland-West Hills repeater were installed on November 8, 2019 and December 26, 2019, respectively.

The I-84 Group Oregon repeaters are listed in the repeater page and they are open for use by any ham.  The talkgroup decks have been formulated and are published in the new Oregon Talkgroup Matrix.  All I-84 repeaters 95% the same talkgroup deck.  For the additional matrix details, see:  I-84 talkgroup matrix detailed.

A talkgroup has been created and is labeled as I-84 (TG ID 31419 on timeslot 2).  This talkgroup is a linked local type of talk for use by participating repeaters in Oregon and potentially some in southern Washington.  It is loosely patterned after I-5 but not restricted to short QSO's as this is a PNW internal TG.  This talkgroup is shared generally among repeaters located near the I-84 transportation route and with the agreement of the I-84 group.


For more information, please write to the I-84 Group at:  i-84-group@wa7dmr.net

Oregon has historically had 2 independent groups on PNWDigital.Net, known as Oregon South and Oregon North.  Oregon North (now OR-SAR) is a SAR group and has a different operational policy from that of the rest of Oregon and PNWDigital.Net.  With the recent addition of Megler VHF, PPMC and now the new I-84 Group repeaters, the PNW DMR now has more Oregon repeaters that are similar to the Washington and Oregon South repeaters operating rules and talkgroup decks.  Oregon 1 is the primary talkgroup for most of these repeaters. 


 Revised: 03/02/2020 22:48


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