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by DaveK
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - December 12, 2019 - Wilderness Communications
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: OAUSA Net - December 12, 2019 - Wilderness Communbications

APRS Briefly, APRS is a means to report your position, even when traveling, so that others can know where you are. The position data can be transmitted either to other users or to the internet. In short, it is a way of keeping track of APRS users. Keep in mind that for this discussion we will only ...
by DaveK
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - December 12, 2019 - Wilderness Communications
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: OAUSA Net - December 12, 2019 - Wil/derness Communications

HAM RADIO Having Ham radios on board is a must for any trip. While your VHF or UHF radio will often suffice, and is a "must have" piece of equipment, the well prepared traveler will also have his HT and his HF rig. For the Amateur community, for the most part, no case needs to be made for the value...
by DaveK
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - December 12, 2019 - Wilderness Communications
Replies: 3
Views: 37

OAUSA Net - December 12, 2019 - Wilderness Communications

WILDERNESS COMMUNICATIONS Recently, we received a request to do a net on wilderness communications, and since its been a few years since we've covered this topic, it seemed like the right time to revisit the area. The subject matter here is large, so we hold out the possibility of a second net, if ...
by DaveK
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - December 5, 2019 - Plants of the Mojave
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: OAUSA Net - December 5, 2019 - Plants of the Mojave

Plants of the Mojave, Part 2 3. Pinon Pines commonly exist in desert regions, such as the Mojave, and usually in elevations that range from about 4.500 feet to about 6,000 feet, just above the Joshua Tree elevations. Pinons are very slow growing and require many decades before producing cones (30 o...
by DaveK
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - December 5, 2019 - Plants of the Mojave
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: OAUSA Net - December 5, 2019 - Plants of the Mojave

Plants of the Mojave, Part 1 1. Joshua Trees (Yucca.) Interesting facts Technically, Joshua Trees[/b] are not trees at all, but we tend to refer to them as such since they appear to resemble a tree. Actually, Joshua's are succulents (plants that store water) and are members of the Yucca family, bei...
by DaveK
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - December 5, 2019 - Plants of the Mojave
Replies: 15
Views: 151

OAUSA Net - December 5, 2019 - Plants of the Mojave

Plants of the Mojave From the mountains of the Mojave high desert to the "below sea level" Mojave, there are a huge variety of plants. If you think that this desert is just tumble weeds and cactus, you don't want to miss this net. Most plants do well in a specific environment, which includes elevat...
by DaveK
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN
Topic: New Member from Long Beach
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: New Member from Long Beach

lbhsbz

Welcome back!!! We haven't heard the Adv 4X4 name for many years. Stay tuned for some runs.
by DaveK
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: OFF-TOPIC DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 2534

Happy Thanksgiving 2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all. The words of George Washington say it best!!!

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by DaveK
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 21, 2019 - Camping Repair Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 1511

Re: OAUSA Net - November 21, 2019 - Camping Repair Kit

MORE KIT ITEMS Tools There is an old saying which has a lot of truth to it - "you can never have too many tools." For the vehicle dependent camper, this obviously has it's limitations, but be careful about not including everything you can reasonably expect to need. No such thing as too many tools.j...

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