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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

    • 20 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • Base Camp Options to be announced
    Register

    DESERT NAV COMM OPERATION
    Mother of All Ops

    NOV 20, 2021
    Area of Operation
    FREMONT PK / CUDDEBACK AREA

    Level 2 Op - All members encouraged

    PRE-REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED
    REGISTER NOW


    NEW PARTICIPANTS AND LONG TIME MEMBERS ALIKE WILL ALL GET SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT OUT OF THIS OP.

    Some of you may remember the larger and more sophisticated ops of our past.  Welcome back to a time of great adventuring.

    Comment from Land Ops One - KI6QBM,

    After the most strict lockdowns and over a year and a half of COVID chaos and political BS we don't want to just return to normal. We demand much more! We are coming back out with a spirit of adventure that will blow away fear, strengthen our resolve as a free people, and prepare and equip you with skills for an exciting new era. Take a look at our total operations itinerary;

    THURSDAY NOV 18, 2021

    • The advance team arrives to the area of operation to establish primary basecamp.

    FRIDAY NOV 19, 2021

    • 9:00 AM Net control goes live to manage radio traffic for arriving participants and setup operations.
    • 12:00 PM Early check-in station opens at noon.
    • Additional supporting members arrive throughout the day.
    • Setup team deploys the planned four line (4 team) navigation course and night hike caches.
    • Early arriving participants and guests setup their camps.
    • Campfires and comradery abound into the evening
    • Members and participants skilled in night navigation arrive throughout the evening

    SATURDAY NOV 20, 2021 (Itinerary subject to changes)

    If you are arriving Saturday morning plan on being early so you can attend the 10:00 AM orientation meeting.

    8:30  AM  - Official event registration/check-in opens at net control station (look for Land Ops flag)

    10:00 AM  - Orientation for all participants (bring a chair) (you will be assigned to a team during this orientation.

    11:00 AM  - Team meetings for skill assessments, assigned roles, and technical coaching.

    12:00 PM  - LUNCH TIME

    1:00 PM  - Field Workshops, 3 station 20 minute workshops, each station is conducted 3 times. Stn 1: Navigation (handheld and onboard), Stn 2: Communications (radio protocols), Stn 3: Vehicle (off road driving and recovery).

    2:30 PM - Team captains & overwatch meeting

    3:00 PM – Team Vehicle Staging

    3:30 PM – NAV COMM OPERATION launches – will become flow into a Night Op. (expected op time = 4 hours)


    Land Ops officially ends 10:00 PM (Saturday Nov. 20)

    SUNDAY NOV 21, 2021
    Extra Curricular (optional) activities by Supporting Partners

    8:00 AM       
    Advanced Readiness briefing (AR briefing). Bring your own coffee. This presentation is recorded for webisode and/or podcast use.

    9:00 AM
    God’s Word Applied Now - Presentation by brothers in Land Ops.

    10:30 AM
    Target Shooting – target practice, brought to you by The Second Amendment.


    NOV 20TH OP DETAILS

    Vehicle Communications
    Vehicle to vehicle comms will be 2 meter for hams and/or FRS for non-hams. Freqs to be announced
    2 meter primary frequency = 145.555 MHz
    FRS = channel 1 (no privacy code)

    Net Control Communications

    • VHF/UHF - Vehicles will communicate with net control on 2 meter and/or UHF depending upon crossband repeater setups.
    • HF – nets will be based on available operators
    • APRS – turn it on if you have it for shared awareness

    Night Operation
    There will be a night op scheduled for this unique event. If you have not been to a Land Ops "Night Op" you are not going to want to miss this event. Full on night operations mode. Lights out, radio silence, and unique tasks will make this night op quite memorable.

    The previous op below is an example of a night op course.

     

Past events

07 Sep 2021 September 7th Virtual Basecamp 2021
20 Aug 2021 Kodiak 100 Race Comms Support
15 Jul 2021 TROY / MONACHE MEADOWS
15 May 2021 MEET & GREET
16 Apr 2021 BRADSHAW TRAIL OVERLAND
27 Mar 2021 SAR OP - Search and Rescue Drill
02 Mar 2021 March 2nd Virtual Basecamp 2021
02 Feb 2021 February Virtual Basecamp 2021
16 Jan 2021 Deploy & Play
05 Jan 2021 Virtual Basecamp 2021
21 Nov 2020 Cuddeback Nav-Comm Operation
11 Sep 2020 Kodiak 100 Race Comms Support UPDATED DATE!
07 Sep 2020 Virtual Basecamp
25 Apr 2020 Land Ops Poker Run (Level 1)
04 Apr 2020 Land Ops Board Meeting
20 Mar 2020 Bradshaw Trail Overland Op (Level 3)
29 Feb 2020 Hungry Valley, CA. Meet & Greet / Mini Op / 4X4 Training
19 Jan 2020 ARRL QuartzFest 2020
04 Jan 2020 Land Ops Board Meeting
23 Nov 2019 Dual-Base Operation
19 Oct 2019 SoCal Adventure Expo - Fall Edition
05 Oct 2019 Land Ops Meet & Greet / Club Meeting
21 Sep 2019 Big Bear Mountain Op (Level 2)
16 Aug 2019 Kodiak 100 Race Comms Support
24 Jul 2019 Coyote Flat Overland Op - Level 3
01 Jun 2019 San Bernarding Mountains Meet & Greet / Mini Op / Poker Run
04 May 2019 California Rally Series Support-High Desert Rally
30 Mar 2019 Death Valley Op - Level 2
23 Feb 2019 Hungry Valley, CA. Meet & Greet / Mini Op / 4X4 Training
26 Jan 2019 Orange Section ARES Basics Camp
20 Jan 2019 ARRL QuartzFest 2019
01 Dec 2018 Land Ops Holiday Pot Luck and Raffle
10 Nov 2018 Dual Base Op
27 Oct 2018 Land Ops Meet & Greet / Club Meeting
29 Sep 2018 Lucas Oil Offroad Expo
19 Sep 2018 Coyote Flat Overland Op - Level 3
17 Aug 2018 Kodiak 100 Race Comms
11 Aug 2018 Big Bear Mountain Op (Level 2)
04 Aug 2018 Hungry Valley, CA. Meet & Greet / Mini Op / 4X4 Training
23 Jun 2018 Big Bear Mountain Op / Field Day
09 Jun 2018 Return to Monache Meadow - Level 2 & 3 -LAND OPS ARC members
04 Jun 2018 Land Ops Presentation at Em Comm (RACES)
05 May 2018 Nav-Comm Op at Fremont Peak/Cuddeback
14 Apr 2018 Land Ops Meet & Greet / Club Meeting
24 Mar 2018 Desert Nav Comm [Level 2]
06 Mar 2018 Land Ops & Mountain Top Amateur Radio Association
09 Feb 2018 Overland Trip (Level 3) - LAND OPS ARC members
27 Jan 2018 MEET & GREET IN POWAY (San Diego)
23 Jan 2018 Land Ops QuartzFest Op
13 Jan 2018 Hungry Valley, CA. Meet & Greet / Mini Op / 4X4 Training
01 Dec 2017 SPECIAL EVENT / SUPER OP
28 Oct 2017 POW WOW - GRIFFITH PARK, CA (location may change)
07 Oct 2017 OPAL MOUNTAIN RECON
26 Aug 2017 Hungry Valley, CA. Pow Wow / Mini Op / 4X4 Training
29 Jul 2017 SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS / Joint Operation
24 Jun 2017 Land Ops Field Day / Pow Wow / Club Meeting
01 Jan 2016 Upcoming Events
13 Jun 2015 [Level-0] RECON Central Sierra
17 Jan 2015 [Level - 1] Cuddeback Dry Lake Desert Nav-Comm
22 Nov 2014 [Level - 2] Death Valley Search & Rescue
08 Nov 2014 [Level - 1] DOUBLE RECON - Death Valley and Cuddeback Dry Lake
18 Oct 2014 [Level - 0] Pow Wow
20 Sep 2014 [Level - 1] Five Cache Training Op
16 Aug 2014 [Level - 2] Monache Meadows Advanced
19 Jul 2014 [Level - 1] Lake Davis / Grizzly Valley Op
28 Jun 2014 [Level - 0] Pow Wow in the Park
21 Jun 2014 [Level - 2] Big Bear Night Op (Advanced)
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