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by DaveK
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - July 9, 2020 - Wilderness Navigation
Replies: 19
Views: 229

Re: OAUSA Net - July 9, 2020 - Wilderness Navigation

RANDOM NAVIGATION THOUGHTS 1. How to update or supplement your mapping As mentioned previously, USGS Topo maps represent the pinnacle of USA maps, and nearly ALL of the topography represented by these maps remains unchanged from the date of they were created. And truth be told, nearly all of the ma...
by DaveK
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - July 9, 2020 - Wilderness Navigation
Replies: 19
Views: 229

Re: OAUSA Net - July 9, 2020 - Wilderness Navigation

HARDWARE MOUNTING One of the most annoying (and sometimes dangerous) things that WILL , not can, happen when you are on the trail, is the movement of the contents of your vehicle. Unless your heavy objects (like refrigerators, ice chests, etc) are securely mounted they will, at best, rattle and col...
by DaveK
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - July 9, 2020 - Wilderness Navigation
Replies: 19
Views: 229

Re: OAUSA Net - July 9, 2020 - Wilderness Navigation

ELECTRONIC MAPPING AND RELATED EQUIPMENT Electronic mapping has been available for some time. In it's simplest form, electronic mapping is a computer program that will allow your real time position to be displayed on a map. As you travel, your position is continually updated to show your progress. ...
by DaveK
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - July 9, 2020 - Wilderness Navigation
Replies: 19
Views: 229

Re: OAUSA Net - July 9, 2020 - Wilderness Navigation

PAPER MAPS The continually evolving field of electronic navigation is nothing short of amazing. While navigating in the wilderness has changed significantly, there is one thing that has not changed - the need for paper maps. Although paper maps are not as prevalent as in the past, they are an indis...
by DaveK
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - July 9, 2020 - Wilderness Navigation
Replies: 19
Views: 229

OAUSA Net - July 9, 2020 - Wilderness Navigation

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION This net remains one of our most popular, and for many good reasons. In it's simplest terms, wilderness navigation is really only about getting you to your destination and back home - safely! As simple as it seems, it is way more complicated, and before you set off into the re...
by DaveK
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - June 18, 2020 - Outdoor Travel, 4WD Trails, and Hiking Trail Information
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Re: OAUSA Net - June 18, 2020 - Outdoor Travel, 4WD Trails, and Hiking Trail Information

MY TAKE Over the years I have utilized most of the "usual methods" of finding great outdoor adventure locations. As time went on, and as I distilled the kind of trips that were really the most rewarding, I found that I began to move away from the " usual methods ." The reasons for this had nothing ...
by DaveK
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - June 18, 2020 - Outdoor Travel, 4WD Trails, and Hiking Trail Information
Replies: 19
Views: 288

OAUSA Net - June 18, 2020 - Outdoor Travel, 4WD Trails, and Hiking Trail Information

GREAT NEWS Now that the "lockdown" is slowly dissolving, it is the perfect time to get back to enjoying the great outdoors. For many who have spent the last few months at home, flattening the curve, it is time to break out and start enjoying all the great places to visit right here in the good 'ol ...
by DaveK
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: AMATEUR RADIO LICENSING AND UPGRADES
Topic: OAUSA VE Roster
Replies: 12
Views: 443807

Re: OAUSA VE Roster

I just received my GLAARG VE accreditation, working on sending the ARRL VE paperwork. David Congratulations!!! When your ARRL accreditation comes through, let us know and we will add you to the list. We are an ARRL VE group and without advance permission from them, non-ARRL VEs cannot help administ...
by DaveK
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - June 11, 2020 - Outdoor Products Made in the USA
Replies: 22
Views: 272

Re: OAUSA Net - June 11, 2020 - Outdoor Products Made in the USA

MADE IN THE USA SMORGASBORD 1. Flashlights This is a field that currently has a huge numbers of foreign manufacturers. Unless you took the time to do some research, it would seem that there are very few American players. But, it just ain't so. Even when one digs deep, one of the more difficult thin...
by DaveK
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - June 11, 2020 - Outdoor Products Made in the USA
Replies: 22
Views: 272

Re: OAUSA Net - June 11, 2020 - Outdoor Products Made in the USA

MADE IN THE USA FIREARMS AND FIREARMS RELATED EQUIPMENT Several areas exist where American made products dominate, and one of them is in firearms, which includes firearms related equipment. I can't cover them all, but regardless of what you want, your search for the Made in the USA label will be a ...

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