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Land Ops - The Off Road, Navigation and Amateur Radio Search Club
DESERT NAV-COMM [LEVEL 2]
Saturday Mar 24th, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Explore the desert in teams. Navigation and Communication exercises scheduled.
Thurs Mar 22nd - Land Ops Net Control will set up at Brown’s Camp 34.435719° x -114.824057° Link to Bing Maps
Fri Mar 23rd - Morning - Set up team arrives at basecamp for Desert Nav-Comm op and set up teams deploy caches around Turtle Mountains. Base camp at Brown’s Camp which is rough camping no toilets.
Sat Mar 24th - Desert Nav-Comm Op 10:00 am. Overnight Camp at Brown's Camp or overflow camping (rough camping no toilets) at Lisa Dawn Camp 34.436748° x -114.835269° Please arrive no later than 10:00 am so we can break into teams.
Coordinates for Desert Nav-Comm Op
Basecamp (Net Control)
Brown’s Camp –Planned Primary
34.435719° x -114.824057°
Lisa Dawn Camp – Planned Secondary Secondary
34.436915° x -114.835555°
Be prepared for unknown tertiary basecamp location. Here is a link to the KML file with key locations DesertNavCom.kmz
Area of Operation:
Expect the AO to be anywhere within 20 miles of the basecamp (net control).
Licensed Operators use simplex 145.555 MHz (2 meter)
Unlicensed use FRS Channel 1 (no privacy code)
We will be conducting an HF Net on Saturday at 1pm Pacific.
Freq 7.210 or if busy listen up the band. All are welcome to check in to the net.
Comms Challenge (Repeater)
A temporary 2M repeater may be needed since Brown’s Camp is nestled in a canyon. Need assistance identifying reasonable repeater site to cover area especially west of basecamp.
The filming crew is planning to stop into Brown’s Camp Sunday morning March 18th hike to and film at the Lost Arch, depart for Old Woman Mountains to film Mon – Thurs (19th-22nd).
Tuesday Mar 21: Afternoon/Evening - John Emig W6CYS to rendezvous with film crew at 34.505507° x -115.274332° to establish temporary net control station.
Wednesday Mar 22: Early 0500 Chris, Fernando and John hike to setup water station, repeater and digipeater at 34.470911° x -115.252590°. After setup, John W6CYS will hike back to net control to monitor Chris and Fernando via APRS and 2M for the full day of hiking and filming at meteorite site. Filming during day, returning most likely in the dark. Assistance still welcome on this segment of the op either hiking or at net control.
Thurday AM: Film crew deconstructs net control, breaks camp and heads to Old Woman Mine then returns to Brown’s Camp on Thursday evening Mar 22nd OR early Friday morning Mar 23rd to begin preparations for the Saturday Nav-Comm op.
Thursday: Early arrivals - setup your camp and help setup net control when Land Ops One arrives. Don’t get too dug in as final basecamp location will be determined when Land Ops 1 arrives Thurs PM or Fri AM.
Friday morning arrivals: setup net control, cache deployment by setup team. Other members needed to stay at net control to stay in communication with deploy team, and provide security at basecamp (watching over all our gear).
Friday afternoon arrivals: Head to basecamp, setup your camp and assist with net control comms and security.
Friday evening arrivals: Head to basecamp, find a campsite (rough, no toilets) and look for small group campfire OR net control.
Nav-Comm Op Day
Saturday morning arrivals:
Check in at Net Control by 10:00 AM (orientation starts)
Teams to be assigned
Net Control Team
Op planned to start immediately after orientation and will end by approx. 4PM +/- 1 hour (op officially over)
Pick up repeater and return to basecamp (net control)
Dinner and time to go camp hopping
Campfire (weather permitting)
Enjoy the area, hookup with other members for day time excursions.
Land Ops 1 plans to depart early AM Sunday since this will be his 10th day on the road
If you wish to join us on this adventure as a Guest of Land Ops, please contact the administrator at: Admin Contact with your name, email, call sign, vehicle and phone.
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 Register for this event at:
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.
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.
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:
NAV COMM OP near JAWBONE CANYON [LEVEL 2]
Saturday May 5th, 2018 at 10:00 AM
More info as date approaches
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.
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.
Mountain Op (Level 2)
Information to be announced and posted here.
Zodiak 100 UltraMarathon
RACE COMM SUPPORTAugust 17-18 , 2018
What is the Kodiak 100? Watch video below.
DEVELOP RADIO SKILLS
Ham radio operators may volunteer to support this race at various stages. If you haven't done this yet it is a great way to learn and develop your radio skills no matter what level you are.
Please check with John Emig W6CYS, event organizer, in this forum to coordinate your participation.
At some stations you can set up, take a chair and report to net control to maintain safety and control of the race event.
If you don't have all the gear like you see in the photo above..no problem. You will be assigned to help a station where you may be using a setup like this or simply a handy talkie.
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
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.
Interstate - Information to be announced and posted here.
possible Arizona/Colorado Area
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