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.
HiDARG has many events throughout the month, please check out our Event Calendar
NEXT MEETING THURSDAY SEPT 5th
We skip August as that is fair time most years.
FAIR TIME! 100th anniversary of the Deschutes County Fair.
Just around the corner.
HiDARG will be running a Special Event Station W7D
PLEASE NOTE that QST has the event from the 1st to the 5th.
It is the 31st to the 4th that we will be operating the station.
It was corrected on the web site, but too late for publication.
Station operation times will vary. 10am-9pm calling CQ on the hour
an half hour as folks are available to work the bands.
If you make contact with us, and want a QSL or Cert. Please email
MaxV at Horizonps dot com with contact info.
We need folks to operate the station and keep it on the air.
In addition we will need folks to man the booth and interface with the public.
KI7UNJ will be doing satellite contacts (dates/times TBD) (Fri/Sat?)
SEPT 7th Potluck in Redmond, OR at Sam Johnson park from 2pm till
last survivor. We plan on having a FOX Hunt, so bring your Antenna's
Speaking of which, we are coordinating a ham antenna building meetup.
To build small hand held yagi's for fox hunting and RDF work.
If interested, HiDARG will furnish some materials, and help with
construction, all prior to the Potluck.
HIDARG through COCC community education is offering an
accelerated training class for folks wanting to get their ham radio license.
One 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 license training will be held on SAT (10/12/19) & (11/16/19)
You HAVE TO register with COCC. When you do, please contact me, my KF7MAX emails is under contact info.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THIS TIME REGISTRATION is not OPEN!
When the Fall Community Education pamphlet comes out, then registration is open.
Please email maxv @ horizonps dot com AFTER you REGISTER to receive course materials and info
Sign up with the LINK BELOW!
Select the "Enrichment / Special Interest" link in the left panel on the COCC site.
$49 for the Class, that includes the Technician Manual supplied by HiDARG
A separate check needs to be made out to “ARRL VEC” for $15.
Please BRING that with you on the day of the class.
NO Credit Cards or Cash Please!
Check or MO will need to be brought with the student on the day of the class.
This is for the cost of taking the test only, not the class.
If you have questions about signup please give COCC a call or contact them via the info on their web site.
NOTE if you are a TECH and wish to study for and take General License Exam at the end of the study period....
You will still need to sign up for ONE of the tech class dates AND NOTIFY ME ASAP you want to study for the General!!!!
At the time of the class you will be given the General Study Materials.
And take the General test at the end of the class.
AGAIN We will need to know in advance if you want to study for the General Instead!!!!
Please NOTE that Class size is limited. Sign up early. --- KF7MAX
(if you can't wait, check the link to the right called "Getting Licensed" this is another option that has had great success!)
HIDARG has a special social gathering on the 3rd Thursday of Every month at Pappy's Pizza.
We trade off with the Redmond and Bend locations.
Contact Max KF7MAX or Brady W7YPZ. See contact info under contact button above.
In Sept we skip the social and will be doing a summer finale with a Potluck.
Please note that this social event does not occur in Dec.
See you JULY 18th in REDMOND at 6pm, topic will be Potluck planning
and organizing the antenna building class, along with some Fox Hunt demo's.
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.
Very informal net (round table) simplex 446.58 mhz
First Wednesday of each month at 1900 hrs
UHF FUSION NET at 6:45pm each Tues prior to the HiDARG net.
This is to exercise the system, and spot any issues. 448.750, no tone at this time.
NEW NET AT NOON!
We are trying out a new net at noon on Thursdays, normal HiDARG repeater system.
This is to update folks on our weekly lunch meetings the prior Wed.
Hopefully those that can't attend those meetings, can at least check in and get info about
what is going on with HiDARG.
Wheeler Amateur Radio Club has a repeater on the air.....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 finalize this in Spring 2019.
What the heck's this HamWan stuff I hear floating around.
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.
OFFICERS/BOARD members for 2019
Brady Remsen W7YPZ President
Dickie King KI7EBV Vice-Pres
Max Vaughan KF7MAX Secretary
Adam Leask KC7NKP Treasure
John Cherry KE7GYB Member at Large
Kent Garliepp AF7QO backup MAL
If you're looking for something on the old site, please use the link below.
It is outdated and will no longer be updated, it is available for archive purposes for a short time.
Link to Old Site