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by toms
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - July 9, 2020 - Wilderness Navigation
Replies: 20
Views: 249

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

UNIVERSAL TRANSVERSE MERCATOR SYSTEM (UTM) There are many grid systems used to locate a spot on the earth. You are probably family with lat/ Lon. This works OK with a GPS receiver that does the work for you but is not so easy to use on most paper maps. The reason is the grid lines are far apart and...
by toms
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - June 18, 2020 - Outdoor Travel, 4WD Trails, and Hiking Trail Information
Replies: 19
Views: 298

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

San Rafael Swell SwellOffRoadEdHelmicks.jpg Order this book and the companion map https://www.4x4training.com/w/product/san-rafael-swell-off-road-guide-book There is a good chance we will have a net on this destination. Running right up the interior of Emery County in central Utah, the San Rafael S...
by toms
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - June 18, 2020 - Outdoor Travel, 4WD Trails, and Hiking Trail Information
Replies: 19
Views: 298

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

Pony Express Trail Marker.jpg There are a lot of books written about the the Pony Express trail. The ones with good 4 wheel drive trail instructions tend to be state by state so you will need to do some research. Some areas are well marked and easy to reach even without 4WD. Other sections are so o...
by toms
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - June 18, 2020 - Outdoor Travel, 4WD Trails, and Hiking Trail Information
Replies: 19
Views: 298

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

1. Charles Wells His publishing company is Fun Treks ( https://www.funtreks.com/ ). Originally there were 2 books for California. The latest revision combined them into one book and made it a spiral spine for ease of use. (the right most book is the new one). They also publish books for Colorado. Yo...
by toms
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:29 pm
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

Rokon Trail Breaker trail-breaker-2.jpg The Trail-Breaker’s classic design is a perfect blend of functionality and ease of use. Known for their ability to go anywhere, Trail-Breakers have been used by the United States’ Armed Forces, Forest Service, Fish and Game officers in some 25 states, countle...
by toms
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 6/4/2020 - Destination Hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 407

Re: OAUSA Net - 6/4/2020 - Destination Hunting

Mule Deer Hunting in North Dakota Badlands These are a selection of pictures representing our mule deer hunting in the Badlands of North Dakota. I spend some time reviewing prior year to pull out pictures that represent various aspects of hunting. Just looking at the pictures inspired me. I wish I ...
by toms
Wed May 13, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - May 14, 2020 - Desert Magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: OAUSA Net - May 14, 2020 - Desert Magazine

Rawhide NV - Ghost Town Inspired by Article in Desert Magazine June 1947 When Rawhide Roared by Harold Weight Harold Weight visited Rawhide in May of 1946. It was a ghost town with many building still standing. One of the houses was used as a vacation retreat by the Grutt family. He was fortune to ...
by toms
Wed May 13, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - May 14, 2020 - Desert Magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: OAUSA Net - May 14, 2020 - Desert Magazine

Norton Allan (1909-1997) norton_allen_and_crutch.jpg Norton Allan was the map maker for the Desert Magazine. In stylized line drawings of landscapes, he perfected the ability to capture the sky or a mountain in a few lines. When Norton was 21, a fall in gym class triggered a rheumatic disease calle...
by toms
Wed May 13, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - May 14, 2020 - Desert Magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: OAUSA Net - May 14, 2020 - Desert Magazine

Quiz

Every Issue has a desert knowledge quiz. Here is one that peeked my interest.
Answers are not on page 25 for our net. We will let you know during the net where to find them.

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by toms
Tue May 05, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - May 7, 2020 - Ham Radio Antennas for HOAs and Apartments
Replies: 26
Views: 462

Re: OAUSA Net - May 7, 2020 - Ham Radio Antennas for HOAs and Apartments

2-meter Stealth I live in a HOA that has restrictions on putting up an antenna. I want to put up a 2-meter antenna in order to have a strong signal into the repeater about 85 miles away. Hence I needed a stealth antenna. A common approach is to set up an antenna in the attic. The construction mater...

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