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by lrsrngr
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - December 17, 2020 – Christmas Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiasts
Replies: 24
Views: 545

Re: OAUSA Net - December 17, 2020 – Christmas Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiasts

On-line check-in please for KK6CTT...Thank you! Let's start off my list with memberships or subscriptions: 1. Fishing License (hunting licenses have a few requirements that make it a little harder; hunter education; plus they are not available until midyear): https://wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/fishin...
by lrsrngr
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: Patton Desert Training Center
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Patton Desert Training Center

KK6CTT for the on-line check-in please. I worked at Fort Irwin, the Army's National Training Center for desert operations. Military operations over a wide expanse like this is critical for flexing all facets of the combat force and all that it entails. There is no way to properly train the combined ...
by lrsrngr
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net – December 03, 2020 – E Clampus Vitus
Replies: 15
Views: 297

Re: OAUSA Net – December 03, 2020 – E Clampus Vitus

Good to see the ole Tumbleweed Clamper out to discuss none other than the ECV! Thanks Jerry, KD6JBL.

Please get KK6CTT the on-line check-in.

Thanks OAUSA and best wishes to all the outdoor adventurers during this unprecedented 2020!
by lrsrngr
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 5, 2020 - Map and Compass I & II
Replies: 33
Views: 892

Re: OAUSA Net - November 5, 2020 - Map and Compass

Techniques of the advanced navigator:

Dead Reckoning vs. General Azimuth

Walking a GPS heading vs. reading the map

Blending and putting it all together after years of blood, sweat and tears, literally!

Story time?

Oh yeah, the test:

201105, Terrain Features By Numbers.jpg
If we have time, we will give the test at the end.
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by lrsrngr
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 5, 2020 - Map and Compass I & II
Replies: 33
Views: 892

Re: OAUSA Net - November 5, 2020 - Map and Compass

Intersection / Resection / Triangulation... Once you get it, you've got it! Scenario: You can ID points on the ground and can find them on the map but you don't know a specific location. That location could be you or it could be a distant column of smoke rising in the distance; there are unknowns an...
by lrsrngr
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 5, 2020 - Map and Compass I & II
Replies: 33
Views: 892

Re: OAUSA Net - November 5, 2020 - Map and Compass

Putting it all together: Scenario: I want to hike from the Keller Children's Forest up to the Keller Peak Lookout. 201105, Keller Peak Hike 03.jpg I get off work at 1200 today, It will take me about an hour to roll out of the driveway and according to Google Maps, travel time to the trailhead parkin...
by lrsrngr
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 5, 2020 - Map and Compass I & II
Replies: 33
Views: 892

Re: OAUSA Net - November 5, 2020 - Map and Compass

Techniques and Considerations: Personal experience has put me on target to complete tasks and meet time hacks that were part of an outing or two. Knowing your pace count, how to plan routes, write/draw out a plan for family members, pull permits and still have fun. I have found the pre-planning phas...
by lrsrngr
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 5, 2020 - Map and Compass I & II
Replies: 33
Views: 892

Re: OAUSA Net - November 5, 2020 - Map and Compass

Compass: Declination, declination, declination...! Credit to Bonnie K6BNE for this group and another rabbit hole of videos to watch from Columbia River Orienteering: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoaYxGKAtMnSnVVEGDWs-6g Here we go...What is "Declination?" Let's let USGS fill-in the part about the...
by lrsrngr
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 5, 2020 - Map and Compass I & II
Replies: 33
Views: 892

Re: OAUSA Net - November 5, 2020 - Map and Compass

Reference Material, FM 3-25.26 Map Reading and Land Navigation: https://fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm3-25-26.pdf Marginal Information (page 3-1): Sheet Name (examples are from the Keller Peak map sheets below) Adjoining Sheets (map sheets that can be found in the four cardinal directions) Declination D...
by lrsrngr
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 5, 2020 - Map and Compass I & II
Replies: 33
Views: 892

Re: OAUSA Net - November 5, 2020 - Map and Compass

Map and Compass: Equipment Familiarization, Care and Serviceability: What are you looking to accomplish? What defines success? Does the equipment, your experience and knowledge for a successful deployment meet your expectations? If the nexus of these questions does not give you a resounding "I can d...

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