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Bend, OR 97701
High Desert Amateur Radio Group
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If you find something that is broken or missing, or just plain wrong , please let me know and we will get it fixed. ---- KF7MAX
Help needed: Looking for volunteers for the following activities. If your a licensed ham and want to get involved, or not licensed and want to learn more please contact any HiDARG board member...........
Check the ARES site for upcoming meetings and other events.
Check this link for more events and other info -------->
Contact any HiDARG board member under the "Contacts" button above to get more information about the events, and how you can help out.
It is a great way to learn this stuff and to practice skills!!!!

The more folks who volunteer to help out the lighter the load!!! You do NOT have to be a club member to help out. You and your HT or mobile rig are all that's required.
If you have ham radio items for sale or swap.
Please it must be items related to ham radio....... List them here.......
HAM TECH CLASS can be on the schedule.
Max KF7MAX 541-706-1475 To sign up, and get more information on time and place. $20 for the manual. Free class.
If interested Please call.
ARRL- Pacific Northwest Region
2011-Adventures in Repeater Land. Chris Novara K7TVL was kind enough to come over from Eugene/Springfeild, and help get all our repeaters optimized for the Oregon Connection. Chris had already done work on the Pine Mountain System last year. This year was to finally get the Glass Butte and Burns Butte systems optimized. So on July 9th Mike AD7GC, Max KF7MAX, and Bill N7RGB headed out a long dusty, bumpy ride.
See more --->
2011 Field Day Was great and even KTVZ came out to to a bit of filming...
In case you missed it on the news...
More details about HiDARGs Feild Day to follow.
Repeater Land
UPDATE!!! Our Glass Butte Repeater Antenna has been fixed and all is well. Thanks Mike AD7GC, John KE7GYB, and of course Ralph K7TWR (the Tower Guy)
THANKS ALL who helped out with the Mt Bike Race The High Cascade 24 MudSlinger Relay. I dont' recall seeing any mud other than what the spilt water at the aid station created. Some of them fellers looked a might dusty to me. We all had fun, I know I did
Thanks again folks you all know who you are, and the HC24 folks really appriciated our help.
DREW HOLMES Memorial Fund
Please check out the "NEWS" page for more information. If you would like to help out or wish to donate please contact a club officer.
This years election results for the 2014 board.
Jeff KE7ACY President
Joe K7SQ Vice-President
Max KF7MAX Secretary
Ron Ruby KC7SMB Treasurer

Ray Spreier KG7AV President
Joe Barry K7SQ VP
Max Vaughan KF7MAX Secretary
John Cherry KE7GYP Treasurer
Brian Case KF7WPK Member at Large
Andy Johnson KE7TMU HEC/HAC

Work has begun to link Pine Mountain into the "Dead Indian" repeater just south of Silver Lake, this will get Lakeview and Klamath Falls Region 7 hospital systems into our system. Thanks to Mike Smith AD7GC and Rob Thornton for coordinating these efforts.


DEC 6th Christmas Party Sat. DEC 6th
We had a great turnout at Izzy's last night. Dave
W7PDG won the 2015 Handbook and a HT TD-Q8 radio. John KE7GYB won the Baufang HT. Several other prizes given away. 10watt guitar amp went to KF7WPK. A polo shirt and some hats were given away. Jeff KE7ACY donated a handmade copper braclet won by Tim KG7LHV. KF7WPK donated a work lamp won by Jim N7RD. Jeff KE7ACY was presented with a 2015 handbook and a polo shirt in honor of his past years as HiDARG president.
CQ! CQ! 2011 PARTY PICTURES - Click Me!
YOU CAN NOW JOIN/PAY ONLINE CLICK THE JOIN HiDARG Button at anytime. If your a current member and have not updated your membership yet, this is the ideal way.
Darrel Fevergeons Slide show of the Party
THANKS TO THESE FOLKS FOR THEIR 2013 Support to HiDARG. IT IS NOW 2014 Please pay your Dues.
This list is not current but thanks to them and those that have paid.
We gratefully acknowledge those who have updated their membership. If you have updated your membership for 2015 and are not on this list, please contact me ASAP If you do not wish to be on the list, please let me know.

OK we have our JOHN DAY crossband repeater up an running. Access is via 446.580 with PL 167.9 you will then be heard on the Mt Stephenson repeater and then into our main repeater system. When in the JD area give UHF a try on the new system. We do have issues, but they are being resolved, I hope to have some pics up before the end of the week. Check out the pics area under the Members menu above.
If the above PL does not work try 156.7
SEE SWAP PAGE FOR ITEMS TO DONATE TO HiDARG for a potential Fund raising at Rickreall this spring.
2012 Field Day....... Some video..
KTVZ News Story
Want a HiDARG Shirt, Hat, Towel, Bag Click the link, select your product, when the HiDARG logo shows click the LOGO that will load the product line
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2015 Roll

To be updated soon


Field Day 2013.
Pictures -- > click here
Talk with a HAM - - Do you have any questions?
Need advice or need some help?
Joe K7SQ 541-385-3152 . . . OR . . . Max KF7MAX 541-706-1475
If we don't know.... ..we know someone who does.
Were looking to start a General Ham Radio Class.
If interested, please let us know!!!!
We have a couple of folks already signed up.
Contact Max KF7MAX for more info!!!
2013 CLUB DUES...Your member ship helps us keep things on the air.! Plus you get your call on the list at the bottom of the page. Not required ---- KF7MAX
PLEASE PAY YOUR DUES !!!!! NOTE DUES have gone up to $25 for 2015 but if you pay $2015 now you will get in on the $20 rate......Click the JOIN Button to pay Online or download a form and mail it in. IF you are not a member but want to be a supporter. See LINK below for more information.
SEE BELOW AT VERY BOTTOM on a SWEET DEAL to get your 2015 dues paid before Dec31st, 2014
Please PAY YOUR 2015 Dues
A NOTE ON HiDARG Membership Dues
We have the following changes with HiDARG dues. During the Nov 6th meeting, HiDARG members debated and discussed raising our membership dues for 2015 to $25 dollars. After much discussion on the pros and cons, the pros won and HiDARG officially voted to raise the membership dues for 2015 and beyond. Associate dues stay the same.

The current dues are $20 that's only a $1.66 per month folks. At $25/year that puts it up to $2.0833 per month. Hopefully this won't be a deal breaker for most folks... HOWEVER to help push members and offer an incentive We agreed that if you pay your 2015 dues EARLY by DECEMBER 31st of this YEAR, you will only have to pay $20.
In fact if you wish to pay for 2016 as well, you can fork over another dollar and 66 cents per month and get 2016 for another $20 dollars. Is that a deal or what?