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Bend, OR 97701
High Desert Amateur Radio Group
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Some Very Helpfull Information & Misc Info
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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

Nov 6th 7pm Directions will be in the lobby.
(Election nominations, Business Review)

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 Thorton for coordinating these efforts.

DEC 6th Chrismas Party Sat.
Venue - - Mazatlan Restaurant
6141 South 97 Seating at 6PM
Please RSVP to maxv at horizonps dot com
FYI Spread the word to your fellow hams.
You do NOT have to be a HiDARG Member to attend. We will have a few door prize drawings to pass out, and if you want to donate something as a door prize, contact KF7MAX

Nominations will be open at Thurs nights meeting as well as by email. So if you have an interest in serving or some one you would like to nominate for office let me know.
Ballots will be emailed out by Nov 3rd and returns will be due prior to 26th of Nov and counted at that time.
Nominations can be submitted DIRECT to my email or mailed to

US MAIL - HIDARG, P.O. Box 723 Bend, Or. 97709

FYI any member who has failed to pay their 2014 dues is not eligible to vote. Please go to the bottom of this page for more information.
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 2014 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
-- > click here
2014 Roll


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.
Thanks to all that were able to brave the minus tempratures. We had a great time.

Won by Roger Peters W7RGP

SECOND PRIZE: Dual Band TD-Q8 radio
Won by Tim O'Reily (new ham student will get the radio when assigned a call)

Thanks to all that brought other prize items.
Bill N7RGB, Jeff KE7ACY, Joe K7SQ

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
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.
Please PAY YOUR 2014 Dues
A NOTE ON HiDARG Membership Dues
FYI any member who has failed to pay their 2014 dues is not eligible to vote, if your are paid up by the
time POLLS close then your vote will count. If your not sure your paid up, or confused then email me at my email above

And while we are on the subject, I plan on emailing those folks a more than friendly reminder that
2014 is still owed. Your support is greatly appreciated folks, we have had a recent expense on
our system, and need your help to offset those costs (update will be sent on that later)
We have record members this year and that will be in my report on our Nov 6th Business meeting.
If you can,t attend, I can send it to you via a request to my email above

We have some members who are on the roster but have yet to pay 2013 dues. You can stay on
current on the roster if you at least pay for 2014, I will be emailing those folks as well.