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HiDARG depends upon your support
through membership dues to help
maintain our repeater systems, and to
help with all our activities in the High
Desert of Oregon. Your support is very
much appriciated. Please help!
Copyright 2011-2012 High Desert Amateur Radio Group
Bend, OR 97701
High Desert Amateur Radio Group
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BroadBand for supporting
our website by providing
us this space.
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 is usally needed.
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 Tues DEC 3rd. 10 week course. Call
Max KF7MAX 541-706-1475 To sign up, and get more
information on time and place. If you miss Dec 3rd, then call me
anyway, we can get you in... $20 for the manual. Free class.
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 --->
More details about HiDARGs Feild Day to follow.
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
MONTHLY MEETING NOTICE
St Charles Hosptial March 6th at 7pm
Room Location: TBD ask at desk ...topic ??
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.
THANKS TO THESE FOLKS FOR THEIR 2013 Support to
HiDARG. IT IS NOW 2014 Please pay your Dues.
This list is current as of 12/29/2013
IF some how I missed getting you on this list and
your current for 2014 dues....
Please contact me ASAP to get corrected.
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
I may have missed a few of you.
This list is current as of 12/29/2013 --KF7MAX
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..
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
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.
CHRISTMAS PARTY 2013
Thanks to all that were able to brave the minus
tempratures. We had a great time.
FIRST PRIZE: ARRL HANDBOOK 2014
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
Thanks to some hard work and to Sterling Williver WN7K
we have a new batch of hams in Central Oregon. All
recently took their test in the last few months and are now
fully licensed hams. Lets all give a hand to the following
folks, some took the test early, as you can see by the calls.
Tim KG7HQC - Sherry KG7IMD - Greg KG7IMH
Josh KG7IMI - Jeannine KG7HUE
Jeff KG7IMG - Cheryl KG7IME
Some of these folks opted in for the "Radio Special" that
the club sponsored. For $75 students got the study manual,
FCC rule book for Part97, and a NEW TD-Q8 ht radio by
TDXOne. This helps to get them off on the right foot. Plus
the radio is cheap enough that allows them to get into this
great hobby with little expense. As soon as their calls were
posted, they got a radio. And the best part is that NO CLUB
funds were used to purchase these radios. All money came
from the Drew Holmes W7GER Memorial Fund. This money
is donated by outside sources mostly via a number of
events that HiDARG and ARES members participate in
through out the year with radio support. This includes a
number of bike races, relay races, and marathons.
Donations from these organizations are what fund the
DHMF. That is why it is so important that if you can, please
help out with these events. All money into this fund is to be
used to promote ham radio education and training as well
as helping new hams get on the air. No club dues or other
donations to the club are used in this fund. The $75 class
fee went back into the DHMF to be used again. If you wish
to make a donation to the DHMF please send to our PO box
found elsewhere on this site and specify on the check what
the money is to be used for. If you wish to remain
anonymous, indicate as such. Again congrats to all the new
hams here in Central Oregon. We hope to get another class
up and going soon so if you know some one interested,
point them here to the HiDARG site to get more info.
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.
PLEASE PAY YOUR DUES !!!!!
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