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.
See below for our next monthly meeting!  THURS JUNE 7th 2018

John Day System back on the air!!!!
Matt KI7UEF and I (kf7max) flew over on Thurs in Matts Cessna 180 to the John Day airport
and replaced the GP-9 antenna with a new one. For those of you that missed it,
a few weeks ago, our comms tower at the JD airport got hit with lightning and it blew apart the
GP-9. All went well, and the system is back on the air, no harm done to any of the equipment.

HiDARG will be setting up at the Deschutes County Fair Grounds this year.
Those wishing to operate a station must reserve your spot and get on the schedule.
Those wishing to run their own rig must coordinate with the Field Day team in advance.
This will be a requirement !!!!!
We will be on the air at 11am Sat 23rd till 11am Sun 24th of JUNE.

PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND and observe from NOON Sat till 9PM Sat.

We will have a GOTA station in operation (Get on the Air) for non-hams to try out.
This is great opportunity to see what Ham Radio is able to do.
There will be a potluck on Sat around 5pm for HiDARG members, families and guests.
HiDARG will provide the burgers, dogs, buns and soft drinks, folks will need to bring sides and drinks of their choice.
PLEASE RSVP if you wish to attend the Potluck!
Those wishing to help with setup, please contact KF7MAX to be assigned a duty station for setup.

HIDARG through COCC community education will be offering an accelerated training class for folks
wanting to get their ham radio license. The FALL Community Education pamphlet from COCC will have ALL the details.
Check out the COCC web site for the Community education link.
You are only required to attend one class. Full day class. 8:30am to 4pm then testing from 4pm to 5:30
Note that the test does not normally take that long....Most folks finish in 30mins or less.

Ham Radio Accelerated Technician training will be held on (10/6/2018) AND (11/17/2018)
Contact me via maxv (at) horizonps.com to secure a spot on one of those dates but you WILL STILL need to register with COCC.
Sign up links will be made available as soon as they are ready.
Give them a call or contact them via the info on their web site.
Those of you who hold a technicians class license can sign up for ANY of the classes and their
study materials will be for the General Class testing at the end of the session.
We will need to know in advance if that is your wish.
Please NOTE that Class size is limited. --- KF7MAX

(if you can't wait, check the link to the right called "Getting Licensed" this is another option that has had great success!)

  -- KF7MAX

Antenna is on the DC Sheriffs Dept.  80ft tower.
442.550 +  T 162.2

HIDARG's 146.94 repeater on Long Butte is now on EchoLink
NODE#  159091 - W7JVO-R
This means that you can access any OTHER EchoLink Node via the Long Butte repeater.
Watch for more information coming soon in the HiDARG email List.
Right now the system is in experimental mode, but we plan to make it official at Junes monthly meeting.

Wheeler Amateur Radio Club has a new repeater on the air for over a year now... their info is listed in our repeater section.
Our goal to getting them linked into the system is getting closer, an antenna has arrived, as well as the controller and link radio.
All that is left now is to assemble the parts and pieces, and get them installed to the site. We hope to get this done before end of spring.

  What the heck's this HamWan stuff I hear floating around.
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.

HIDARG's next monthly meeting will be held at Aspen Ridge Retirement Center. (location details below)
JUNE 7th at 7pm 
Meeting starts at 7pm so be sure to arrive before then.
We may need help prior to meeting to arrange tables and chairs.
As a note the doors will lock at 7pm so if your late you will need to be buzzed in.

Aspen Ridge is located at

1010 NE Purcell Blvd, Bend, OR 97701
If coming off Neff road, turn south on Purcell at the light.
If coming from the Costco area and Hwy20 turn North on Purcell.
Aspen Ridge has two facilities, one on the south side of Purcell and one on the North side.
We will be meeting on the North Side meeting room.
So from Neff Turn LEFT into Aspen Ridge.
From Hwy 20, you will be turning RIGHT into Aspen Ridge.
Use the main entrance.



OFFICERS/BOARD members for 2018
Brady Remsen W7YPZ  President
Brian Case KU7F  Vice-Pres
Max Vaughan KF7MAX  Secretary
Ray Sprier KG7AV  Treasure
John Cherry KE7GYB  Member at Large


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