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DESERT NAV COMM

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

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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
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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.

 

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