Welcome to the High Desert Amateur Radio Group     W7JVO

The High Desert Amateur Radio Group is dedicated to the advancement and enjoyment of amateur radio, and to promote our hobby and provide help with community service activities as well as other types of ham radio activities. We have an extensive linked repeater system that stretches across much of Central and Eastern Oregon.

 Click here to read the current newsletter   June/July has been posted.
If you missed Aug/Sept newsletter, the reason is that unfortunately, I have not had the time to come up with content on my own.
Repeated calls for help with content have not been very productive either. Not looking for actual articles, but suggestions or short paragraphs of
something that others might find interesting. We may need to suspend the newsletter or assign it to quarterly status.

John Day Repeater 145.21 is now linked into the HIDARG system. We have some current issues to
resolve as the signal path has a problem that has yet to be identified. When you are talking on the HIDARG
system, you are being heard in John Day. See the repeater section for more into.

Wheeler Amateur Radio Club has a new repeater on the air... we now have the info listed in our repeater section.
One of HiDARG's goals will be to have their system linked into our system. HIDARG is currently checking resources to make this happen.

What the heck's this HamWan stuff I hear floating around. We will have more info posted soon.
If you want to get in on the scoop and discussions, please sign up for the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. email list.
If you have even a passing interest just send an email to that address, and include your full name and call sign.
You can be removed at any time if you wish.

Oct. 6th Thurs 7PM meeting for HIDARG
Please arrive at least 5 or 10mins early so we can get started promptly at 7pm.

Hope to have some news and updates about our Pine and Glass repeater situation.
So membership input is going to be needed.
AND since election time is coming up...Nominations for club officers will be accepted, and a close date will be confirmed. At that point ballots will be send out.
If you want to nominate someone for office or run your self, let me know. --KF7MAX

MidOregon Federal Credit Union
1386 NE Cushing Dr, Bend, OR
Either south bound or north bound on 27th Turn west on NE Medical Center Drive
Turn right on Cushing. West or East bound on Neff road take 27th South follow the above


 "How to Get your Ham Radio License"

Whats required, resources, who can help.

PUBLIC PRESENTATION ON ---> (date to be determined)  At ---> 6pm - 8pm

If you missed the presentation in April, email me to be notified of the next one.


Please RSVP to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check out our new pages in this regard. What is Ham RadioGetting Licensed


Here is the link to the slide show of the “2015 HiDARG Christmas Party”
-It is made up of high definition still photos that are free upon request.
-Music by The Gatlin Brothers
-Created by Darrell Fevergeon, KD6WWK



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It is outdated and will no longer be updated, it is available for archive purposes for a short time.
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