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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

    • 26 Apr 2024
    • 28 Apr 2024
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    The first annual Big Bear Mini Hamcation will be an amateur radio event taking place on April 26-28, 2024 at The Lodge at Big Bear Lake-A Holiday Inn Resort.  The focus of the event will be an introduction to emergency communications, overcoming mic-fright, and getting outside to “play radio.”   Separate Tech Talk breakout sessions will be held for more experienced ham radio operators. 

    Link to register

     

    Gordon West, author of the study materials used for the license exam, will present opening remarks with a welcome from ARRL Orange Section Manager/Section Emergency Coordinator Bob Turner.   The Young Ladies Radio League will hold a meet and greet.

     

    Some of the anticipated sessions include:

    *Introduction to Emergency Communications

    *Parks/Summits on the Air – How to POTA or SOTA

    *Working Special Events to Prepare for Emergency Communications and Support the Community

    *Portable and Mobile Antennas

    *How to Contact DX and Intro to Contesting

    *YLs (Women) in Ham Radio

     

    Amateur radio exams will be offered by K6DDZ.com VE Team for anyone wishing to earn an FCC license which is required for all levels of ham radio.

     

    Opportunities for POTA, SOTA and an off-road event called “I am Lost” will be available.

     

    An outdoor display of various antennas and a demonstration of Amateur Television will be held.

     

    Vendor space is available. 

     

    Big Bear Mini Hamcation is an Open Air Big Bear event. 

     

    Ham conventions are popular events in the amateur radio community.  Over 700 ham radio operators converged on Quartzsite, AZ in January for a weeklong event camping off the grid on BLM land.  Other events take place in San Ramon, CA, Dayton, OH, Huntsville, AL, and Orlando, FL.  The Big Bear Mini Hamcation will be the first ham conference in Southern California in many years.   The idea is to promote a weekend escape to Big Bear and explore the ham radio hobby.  Lodging recommendations will be available soon on the website Link to Big Bear Hamcation Website.

     

    An estimated 250 participants across the Southwest are expected to attend.   Land Ops may have a booth at the event and the leadership team are looking into this.  All are encouraged to attend!



    • 04 May 2024
    • Base Camp location TBD
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    Save the date for a Land Ops adventure into the Jawbone Canyon area of the Southern Sierra.  Details to follow
    • 29 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Troy Meadows Campground 36.064142,-118.238679
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    TROY / MONACHE MEADOWS
    June 29, 2024

    Land Ops Setup Team

    will arrive Thur June 27 and depart Sun June 30

    MOUNTAIN REGION
    Level 2 Op - All members encouraged

    PRE-REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED
    REGISTER NOW

    Members with larger trailers - Plan on staying in Troy Meadows campground. The operation will take place in Monache Meadows.

    OP DAY IS SATURDAY June 29, 2024


    KEY COORDINATES 

    Black Rock Station
    36.094207° x -118.264546°

    Access Road to Monache Meadows
    (air down location)
    36.156546° X -118.241377°

    For those who want to stay top side
    Troy Meadows is a campground located at:
    36.064142° X -118.238679°

    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
    • 14 Sep 2024
    • TBD - High Country

    Save the date for an op to be announced.

Past events

02 Apr 2024 Virtual Basecamp
05 Mar 2024 Virtual Base Camp
06 Feb 2024 Virtual Base Camp February 2024
21 Jan 2024 ARRL QuartzFest 2024
20 Jan 2024 Chuckwalla Explore and Play Op
02 Jan 2024 Virtual Base Camp January 2024
05 Dec 2023 Virtual Basecamp 2023 December
07 Nov 2023 Virtual Basecamp 2023 November
04 Nov 2023 SUPER OP - ADVENTURE TECHNOLOGY
03 Oct 2023 Virtual Basecamp 2023 October
09 Sep 2023 MEET & GREET-Yorba Regional Park
05 Sep 2023 Virtual Basecamp 2023 September
01 Aug 2023 Virtual Basecamp 2023 August
22 Jul 2023 LAND OPS MOUNTAIN OP
05 Jul 2023 Virtual Basecamp 2023 July
06 Jun 2023 Virtual Basecamp 2023 June
03 Jun 2023 MEET & GREET HUNGRY VALLEY OHV
02 May 2023 Virtual Basecamp Topic: Yaesu Fusion Systems
04 Apr 2023 Virtual Basecamp 2023 April
07 Mar 2023 Virtual Basecamp 2023 March
04 Mar 2023 Deploy & Play 2023
11 Feb 2023 MEET & GREET
07 Feb 2023 Virtual Basecamp 2023 February
22 Jan 2023 ARRL QuartzFest 2023
06 Dec 2022 Virtual Basecamp 2022 December
01 Nov 2022 Virtual Basecamp 2022 November
22 Oct 2022 EL PASO MOUNTAINS - Exploration Op
16 Sep 2022 OFFICIAL CLUB ELECTIONS
06 Sep 2022 Virtual Basecamp 2022 Sept
30 Jul 2022 LAND OPS MOUNTAIN OP
11 Jun 2022 MEET & GREET HUNGRY VALLEY OHV
23 Apr 2022 LAND OPS ARIZONA OP
12 Mar 2022 MEET & GREET
10 Feb 2022 NET 7:00 PM
01 Feb 2022 Virtual Basecamp 2022
23 Jan 2022 ARRL QuartzFest 2022
20 Nov 2021 DESERT NAV COMM
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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