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Land Ops - The Off Road, Navigation and Amateur Radio Search Club



Land Ops ARC
 Expedition communications, overland navigation, teamwork challenges

Upcoming Operations

    • 23 Jan 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • follow link to QuartzFest website
    Register

    Land Ops QuartzFest Pow Wow 
    Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 14:00 hours 
    Quartzsite, Arizona (Sonoran Desert) 

    QuartzFest Area 1 – Main Fire Ring Area

    FREE ADMISSION

    Land Ops has been invited to conduct an introductory presentation at the 21st annual QuartzFest near Quartzsite, Arizona.

    Tentative Level 1 – Quartzfest Mini Op by Land Ops 
    Wednesday January Jan 24th at 14:00 hours

    What is QuartzFest? 
    QuartzFest is a week-long ham radio, camping, learning and living event. QuartzFest 2018, celebrating its 21st anniversary, is an ARRL Specialty Convention being held January 21 to 27, 2018 near Quartzsite, Arizona. No other hamfest in the world brings together in one gathering so much innovation in mobile antenna systems, mobile ham shacks, recreation vehicles, portable and mobile EMCOMM systems, off-the-grid living, alternative energy and radio education.

    More QuartzFest Info, Location, Weather, Calendar of Events and more 
    http://quartzfest.org/index.html

    A previous Quartzfest 
    WATCH VIDEO BELOW
     to get a feel for the size of this event and what to expect.

    Stay apprised on this site for more details as QuartzFest 2018 approaches!



    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Poway Fire Station #3, 14322 Pomerado Rd., Poway, CA
    Register
    • Meet & Greet in Poway (Level 1)
      by Land Ops A.R.C.

      Orientation Session (Classroom meetup)
      Poway Fire Station #3
      14322 Pomerado Rd. Poway, California
      Coordinate Location: 32.975116° x -117.063275°

      no fee - free to attend - please RSVP in advance

      TO ATTEND THIS EVENT PLEASE SIGN UP AND RSVP ON THE SAN DIEGO MEETUP SITE: https://www.meetup.com/Land-Ops-San-Diego/  or if you are not a member of Meetup, you may register here.

      Saturday January 27th Launch and Meet & Greet

      Land Ops A.R.C. is coming to San Diego and we’re hosting an orientation (a.k.a “Meet & Greet”) at the Poway Fire Station #3 Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 9:00 AM

      Yup! Donuts and coffee will be provided!


    • Topics: OFF ROAD VEHICLES -
      Off Road Equipped Vehicles and Vehicle Recovery NAVIGATION -
      On Board and handheld GPS systems COMMUNICATIONS –
      VHF and HF Mobile Communications and Net Control Stations

      TO ATTEND THIS EVENT PLEASE SIGN UP AND RSVP ON THE SAN DIEGO MEETUP SITE:

      https://www.meetup.com/Land-Ops-San-Diego/ 


    • 09 Feb 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 11 Feb 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Barstow Launch Rendevous - Idle Spurs Steakhouse (Friday) https://www.google.com/maps/place/Idle+Spurs+Steakhouse/@34.91648,-117.01814,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c47b6dcdaf3de3:0x827a3fd7b2ef9003!8m2!3d34.9164117!4d-117.018106
    Register

    LAND OPS OVERLAND TRIP [LEVEL 3]

    Friday Feb 9th - Sunday Feb 11th, 2018

    Barstow Launch Rendevous - Idle Spurs Steak House (Friday)

    YOU MAY RSVP HERE

    YOU MUST BE A LAND OPS ARC MEMBER TO ATTEND

    Two requirements to Join this Trip

    1. You must be a licensed Ham radio operator

    2. You must be a Land Ops ARC Member($65 / year membership dues)

    Exact times and coordinates to be posted.

    Join Land Ops for our first overland trip starting from the famous Idle Spurs Steak House on Friday. Destination will be in the state of California.

    Destination to be annouced prior to launch.

    Idle Spurs Steakhouse Rendevous Link to Google Maps


    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • To Be Announced
    Register

    DESERT NAV-COMM [LEVEL 2]
    Saturday Mar 24th, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Explore the desert in teams. Navigation and Communication exercises scheduled.

    more info to be posted as date approaches.


    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Irvine Regional Park
    Register

    Land Ops Meet & Greet / Club Meeting 
    Irvine Regional Park, CA. 
    Saturday April 14, 2018 10:00 AM -1:00 PM 
    $5 park entrance fee

    be sure to attend this outing

    New members come out to the park and meet the club organizers. 

    Ask questions about Land Ops. Get all the info on upcoming Ops 
    Bring friends to check out Land Ops. HF Radio Net.

    Meet & Greet at 10:00 AM with briefing about up coming events.


    Handheld GPS exercises, how to use GPS devices.

    We’re planning to cook some hot dogs. 


    Bring snacks, potato salad and refreshments 


    Bring your 4x4 Rigs for show and tell if you have one.

    Net Control Communications for this meeting 
    FRS 1 (no privacy code) 
    Primary 145.555 MHz simplex. 
    Secondary 145.525 MHz simplex.

    HF COMMUNICATION organized by Rick Bean W8KO


    more info to follow. Return to this page prior to the event for any updates.



    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Poway Fire Station #3, 14322 Pomerado Rd., Poway, CA
    Register
    • Meet & Greet in Poway (Level 1)
      by Land Ops A.R.C.

      Orientation Session (Classroom meetup)
      Poway Fire Station #3
      14322 Pomerado Rd. Poway, California
      Coordinate Location: 32.975116° x -117.063275°

      no fee - free to attend - please RSVP in advance

      TO ATTEND THIS EVENT PLEASE SIGN UP AND RSVP ON THE SAN DIEGO MEETUP SITE: https://www.meetup.com/Land-Ops-San-Diego/  or if you are not a member of Meetup, you may register here.

      Saturday January 27th Launch Meeting and Meet & Greet

      Land Ops A.R.C. is coming to San Diego and we’re hosting an orientation (a.k.a “Meet & Greet”) at the Poway Fire Station #3 Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 9:00 AM

      Yup! Donuts and coffee will be provided!


    • Topics: OFF ROAD VEHICLES -
      Off Road Equipped Vehicles and Vehicle Recovery NAVIGATION -
      On Board and handheld GPS systems COMMUNICATIONS –
      VHF and HF Mobile Communications and Net Control Stations

      TO ATTEND THIS EVENT PLEASE SIGN UP AND RSVP ON THE SAN DIEGO MEETUP SITE:

      https://www.meetup.com/Land-Ops-San-Diego/ 


  • Register

    NAV COMM OP near JAWBONE CANYON [LEVEL 2]
    Saturday May 5th, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    More info as date approaches


    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Monache Meadows (TBD)
    Register

    RETURN TO MONACHE MEADOWS [LEVEL 3]
    Saturday June 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Explore Monache and Surrounding Region with HF comm exercises

    YOU MUST BE A LAND OPS ARC OPERATOR MEMBER to ATTEND
    Sign up at Landops.org
    1. Must be licensed ham to sign up
    2. Land Ops ARC membership dues $65/year

    Level 3 is the ultimate Land Ops Experience!

    more info as date approaches.

    • 30 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Big Bear Area--Location to Follow
    Register

    BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN OP / FIELD DAY [LEVEL 1,2,3 COMBINED]
    Saturday June 30th, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Its field day! with Land Ops. We will be making visitation with the Big Bear Radio Club!

    More to be announced as this date approaches.


    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Poway Fire Station #3, 14322 Pomerado Rd., Poway, CA
    Register
    • Meet & Greet in Poway (Level 1)
      by Land Ops A.R.C.

      Orientation Session (Classroom meetup)
      Poway Fire Station #3
      14322 Pomerado Rd. Poway, California
      Coordinate Location: 32.975116° x -117.063275°

      no fee - free to attend - please RSVP in advance

      TO ATTEND THIS EVENT PLEASE SIGN UP AND RSVP ON THE SAN DIEGO MEETUP SITE: https://www.meetup.com/Land-Ops-San-Diego/  or if you are not a member of Meetup, you may register here.

      Saturday July 28th  Meet & Greet

      Land Ops A.R.C. is coming to San Diego and we’re hosting an orientation (a.k.a “Meet & Greet”) at the Poway Fire Station #3 Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 9:00 AM

      Yup! Donuts and coffee will be provided!


    • Topics: OFF ROAD VEHICLES -
      Off Road Equipped Vehicles and Vehicle Recovery NAVIGATION -
      On Board and handheld GPS systems COMMUNICATIONS –
      VHF and HF Mobile Communications and Net Control Stations

      TO ATTEND THIS EVENT PLEASE SIGN UP AND RSVP ON THE SAN DIEGO MEETUP SITE:

      https://www.meetup.com/Land-Ops-San-Diego/ 


    • 11 Aug 2018
    • Location to be announced
    Register

    Mountain Op (Level 2)
    Information to be announced and posted here.



    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Honey Valley Group Site 34.763740°,-118.876613°, Gorman, CA
    Register

    HUNGRY VALLEY, CA 
    Meet & Greet / Mini Op / 4x4 Training 
    Saturday August 25th 10:00 AM

     
    Enter Park through North Gate at 5301 Ralphs Ranch Rd, Gorman, CA 93243  (Take Gorman Exit). Tell them at the gate you are with Land Ops Group and you will receive an entrance pass.  YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY AT THE NORTH GATE AS ENTRANCE FEE IS PAID BY LAND OPS.  The $5 park entrance fee will be paid directly to Land Ops when you arrive at the Group facility for the meeting.

    Perfect opportunity to get to know Land Ops and your 4x4 vehicle. 

    Vehicle Recovery Practice (4x4 training)

    4x4 Practice Area -  34.724014 x -118.864970

    Mini Op and other activities to be added

    Mini Op 
    A mini op is a scaled down version of the club's standard  "nav-comm" exercise where teams work together to find hidden instruction caches that provide basic challenges in driving, navigation and radio communications.

    Meet & Greet 
    Get the up-to-date announcements about up coming events. Perfect for new members to get familiar with all the different aspects of Land Ops.

    more details as this op approaches.


    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 23 Sep 2018
    • To Be Announced
    Register

    OVERLAND OP
    Interstate - Information to be announced and posted here.

    possible Arizona/Colorado Area

    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Irvine Regional Park
    Register

    Land Ops Meet & Greet / Club Meeting 
    Irvine Regional Park, CA. 
    Saturday OCTOBER 6, 2018 10:00 AM -1:00 PM 
    $5 park entrance fee

    be sure to attend this outing

    New members come out to the park and meet the club organizers. 

    Ask questions about Land Ops. Get all the info on upcoming Ops 
    Bring friends to check out Land Ops. HF Radio Net.

    Meet & Greet at 10:00 AM with briefing about up coming events.


    Handheld GPS exercises, how to use GPS devices.

    We’re planning to cook some hot dogs. 


    Bring snacks, potato salad and refreshments 


    Bring your 4x4 Rigs for show and tell if you have one.

    Net Control Communications for this meeting 
    FRS 1 (no privacy code) 
    Primary 145.555 MHz simplex. 
    Secondary 145.525 MHz simplex.

    HF COMMUNICATION organized by Rick Bean W8KO


    more info to follow. Return to this page prior to the event for any updates.



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