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Land Ops - The Off Road, Navigation and Amateur Radio Search Club
SPECIAL EVENT – SUPER OP
Meteorite Expedition | Night Op | Nav-Comm
Friday Dec 1 – Saturday Dec 2, 2017
Arrive at Land Ops Basecamp: 3:00 PM (coordinates to be posted)
(near Old Woman Mountain)
Op Starts Friday Afternoon: 4:00 PM - Orientation for the Friday “Night Op”
Friday Night Late Arrivals: If you cannot make the night op please plan on arriving Friday evening. The meteorite expedition will start early
on Saturday morning.
8:00 PM Special briefing for late arrivals (go to net control)
Saturday Morning: 7:00 AM - Meteorite Expedition Op begins
5:00 PM – Approximate op completion time
This is a very special event. The op officially starts on Friday afternoon with an orientation at 4:00 PM (exact location to be posted prior to op). We will be conducting a unique night operation with two off road teams, a special communications team, overwatch and a net control station. The night op will start this event with hidden caches that present the mystery behind the second largest meteorite to be found in North America.
We will be exploring, navigating, solving puzzles and working in teams as the story unfolds in the darkness surrounding Old Woman Mountain.
Off Road Support Alpha Team - On Saturday morning an off road support team will be tasked to carry a specially equipped and hand picked “Site Team” to their departure point.
Hiker's Apply - Special Hand Picked “Summit Team” hikers encouraged to apply (email Fernando on meetup site) On Saturday morning a specially selected “Summit Team” will depart for a three mile flat hike to the ascension point. A short range hike support team 3-4 hikers will accompany them up to this point only by bringing, food, water, and radio repeater. The support team will also film the ascension from below.
Hiker's Apply - The “Summit Team” (4-6 members) - will continue on and ascend a few thousand feet to ground zero, the exact site where the meteorite was airlifted out by a U.S. Marine Corp helicopter in 1975. Land Ops special expeditions will be filming this meteorite site and surrounding area.
Off Road Nav-Comm and Special Tasks.
Off Road Special Task Teams
During the hike to the ascension point and the summit the off road support teams (Alpha and Bravo) will be conducting special tasks (to be announced at the op and within the caches) around Old Woman Mountain.
If you are a hiker we encourage you to RSVP and let us know in the comments area that you’d like to participate and be considered for hiking teams.
If you are NOT a hiker or do not feel you have the strength to make this hike RSVP and indicate “vehicles” or “special task teams” in comments area.
Setup Team – some members will be arriving early Thursday to setup net control. If you are able to assist in setup by coming early we can give members tasks that will help get this special op properly set up. Please RSVP and indicate if you can arrive on Thursday.
What is a night op? Watch video below
Land Ops QuartzFest Pow Wow
Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 14:00 hours
Quartzsite, Arizona (Sonoran Desert)
QuartzFest Area 1 – Main Fire Ring Area
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
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!
Pow Wow 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 POW WOW PLEASE SIGN UP AND RSVP ON THE SAN DIEGO MEETUP SITE: https://www.meetup.com/Land-Ops-San-Diego/
Land Ops A.R.C. is coming to San Diego and we’re hosting an orientation (a.k.a “pow wow”) 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 POW WOW PLEASE SIGN UP AND RSVP ON THE SAN DIEGO MEETUP SITE: