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by Hmfigueroa
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: 2018 BORREGO FEST - OCTOBER 5-7, 2018 - ANZA BORREGO DESERT
Topic: Borrego Fest 2018 - Trip and Run Reports
Replies: 22
Views: 275

Re: Borrego Fest 2018 - Trip and Run Reports

What a great event, Nice to see old friends and meet new faces! https://adobe.ly/2pNYpR6 HAM Radio testing went well with two new hams passing their tests very handily. We participated in the California QSO Party with an aim to get California on the air. I logged sixty contact from across the nation...
by Hmfigueroa
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net – July 19, 2018 –Ham Radio for newbies
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: OAUSA Net – July 19, 2018 –Ham Radio for newbies

My apologies, due to a late change we are changing the net topic for the night. Heavy work, ham , and volunteer schedule, I did not get to put up a proper net preview. Please bring the questions you always wanted to ask and just never did. Those who know me know I absolutely love to bring the joy of...
by Hmfigueroa
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - June 28, 2018 - Field Day / Summer Fest Wrap-up
Replies: 29
Views: 452

Re: OAUSA Net - June 28, 2018 - Field Day / Summer Fest Wrap-up

The bad conditions were not as good as years past, but 10 and 15 meters were well used this year. We had a lot of success with a Myantennas.com end fed antenna. A lot of people were asking about what antenna I was using and I used the 80-10 meter EFHW8010 it covers 8 bands, it is Loooonnnnggg and yo...
by Hmfigueroa
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: 2018 SUMMER FEST & FIELD DAY - JUNE 22-24, 2018 - LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST
Topic: 2018 Field Day Equipment & Participation Sign-Up
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: 2018 Field Day Equipment & Participation Sign-Up

We know some of you have some nice HF Radio setups and we encourage you to come and Run your stations. We will provide you any information and advice to help you be an effective Field Day Communicator. Each year we have people come out with a desire to learn, and this year we would like to help you ...
by Hmfigueroa
Thu May 17, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - May17, 2018 - Ham Radio (Installation, Use Tips, Pitfalls, and more)
Replies: 24
Views: 554

Re: OAUSA Net - May17, 2018 - Ham Radio (Installation, Use Tips, Pitfalls, and more)

Good clean power is essential for having a reliable high-quality signal second only to a great antenna installation. Getting power to your radio is usually accomplished by sending power wire through your firewall. Hazards from running power through the firewall are chafing and grounding out the wire...
by Hmfigueroa
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - April 19, 2018 - 5 Minute Destinations
Replies: 16
Views: 2674

Re: OAUSA Net - April 19, 2018 - 5 Minute Destinations

Well, I was going to write about Galleta Meadows but that was already taken. Instead, I will write about a location suitable for a nice day trip or quick weekend getaway. The Santa Rosa mountain is a great trip with scenic vistas and enough of a challenging road. High clearance and 4x4 are preferred...
by Hmfigueroa
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: PARASHANT & NORTH RIM EXPEDITION 2018
Topic: GENERAL PLANNING
Replies: 44
Views: 954

Re: Fuel (Jerry) Cans

I ordered four jerry cans from Deutsche Optik (per Dave's suggestion), which seems to have a decent price on what is apparently a sturdy, standard NATO can at four for $156 ($39 each). The Wavian jerry cans seem to be going for around $80 each. https://deutscheoptik.com/20-liter-jerry-can-set-of-fo...
by Hmfigueroa
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: PARASHANT & NORTH RIM EXPEDITION 2018
Topic: GENERAL PLANNING
Replies: 44
Views: 954

Re: GENERAL PLANNING

GEAR REQUIREMENTS, SET-UP, SAFETY A lot of general stuff here. 2. All - Does anyone need help setting up either Ham radios or APRS? I have a small portable low power tracker that will run off a cigarette lighter if needed. 3. All - best to tell family and friends where you will be along with our it...
by Hmfigueroa
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: 2017 BORREGO FEST - OCTOBER 6-8, 2017
Topic: Special Event Station W6O
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Special Event Station W6O

Borrego Fest 2017 - California Desert Appreciation Event Bands in Operation 80 meters: 3.900   40 meters: 7.187 20 meters: 14.245 15 meters: 21.365 Outdoor Adventure USA (OAUSA) hosts Borrego Fest, a family friendly event that takes place at Butterfield Ranch RV Resort in the Southern California De...

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