Welcome to the High Desert Amateur Radio Group     W7JVO

 The High Desert Amateur Radio Group is dedicated to the advancement and enjoyment of amateur radio, and to promote our hobby and provide help with community service activities as well as other types of ham radio activities. We have an extensive linked repeater system that stretches across much of Central and Eastern Oregon.
See below for our next monthly meeting!  THURS JUNE 7th 2018
HiDARG has a very informal lunch Meeting at Jakes Restaurant every Wed at around 11am
Meeting starts at 12pm after lunch has been served. Public is invited to attend.


NEXT MEETING THURSDAY  Jan 3rd at 7pm (see below for details)
We do not have a meeting in Dec as the Christmas party takes the place of that.
If you have NOT RSVP'd for the party, please do so. We have a few seats left.

HIDARG through COCC community education will be offering an
accelerated training class for folks wanting to get their ham radio license.
You are only required to attend one class.
Full day class. 8:30am to 4pm then testing from 4pm to 5:30
Note that the test does not normally take that long....Most folks finish in 30mins or less.

Ham Radio Accelerated Technician training will be held on (2/2/19) AND (3/23/19)
You HAVE TO register with COCC. When you do, please contact me, KF7MAX emails under contact info. 

Sign up with the LINK BELOW!

Select the "Enrichment / Special Interest" link in the left panel.

COCC Class Sign Up Website

$49 for the Class, that includes the Technician Manual supplied by HiDARG
A separate check needs to be made out to “ARRL VEC” for $15.
Please BRING that with you on the day of the class.

NO Credit Cards or Cash Please!
Check or MO will need to be brought with the student on the day of the class.
This is for the cost of taking the test only.

If you have questions about signup please give COCC a call or contact them via the info on their web site.

NOTE if you are a TECH and wish to study for and take General License Exam at the end of the study period....
You will still need to sign up for ONE of the tech class dates AND NOTIFY ME ASAP!!!!
At the time of the class you will be given the General Study Materials.
And take the General test at the end of the class.
AGAIN We will need to know in advance if you want to study for the General Instead!!!!
Please NOTE that Class size is limited. --- KF7MAX
(if you can't wait, check the link to the right called "Getting Licensed" this is another option that has had great success!)


 HIDARG has a special social gathering on the 3rd Thursday of Every month at Pappy's Pizza.
We trade off with the Redmond and Bend locations. In July it was Bend, August in Redmond.
Contact Max KF7MAX or Brady W7YPZ. See contact info under contact button above.
In Sept we skip that and will be doing a summer finale with a Potluck.

   -- KF7MAX

Antenna is on the DC Sheriffs Dept.  80ft tower.
442.550 +  T 162.2

HIDARG's 146.94 repeater on Long Butte is now on EchoLink
NODE#  159091 - W7JVO-R
This means that you can access any OTHER EchoLink Node via the Long Butte repeater.
Watch for more information coming soon in the HiDARG email List.
Right now the system is in experimental mode, but we plan to make it official at Junes monthly meeting.

Wheeler Amateur Radio Club has a repeater on the air.....their info is listed in our repeater section.
Our goal to getting them linked into the system is getting closer, an antenna has arrived, as well as the controller and link radio.
All that is left now is to assemble the parts and pieces, and get them installed to the site. We hope to finalize this in Spring 2019.

  What the heck's this HamWan stuff I hear floating around.
If you want to get in on the scoop and discussions, please sign up for the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. email list.
If you have even a passing interest just send an email to that address, and include your full name and call sign.
You can be removed at any time if you wish.

HIDARG's next monthly meeting will be held at Aspen Ridge Retirement Center. (location details below)
Nov 1st at 7pm 
Meeting starts at 7pm so be sure to arrive before then.
We may need help prior to meeting to arrange tables and chairs.
As a note the doors will auto- lock at 7pm so if your late you will need to be buzzed in.
Doorbell provided.

Aspen Ridge is located at

1010 NE Purcell Blvd, Bend, OR 97701
If coming off Neff road, turn south on Purcell at the light.
If coming from the Costco area and Hwy20 turn North on Purcell.
Aspen Ridge has two facilities, one on the south side of Purcell and one on the North side.
We will be meeting on the North Side meeting room.
So from Neff Turn LEFT into Aspen Ridge.
From Hwy 20, you will be turning RIGHT into Aspen Ridge.
Use the main entrance.



OFFICERS/BOARD members for 2018
Brady Remsen W7YPZ  President
Brian Case KU7F  Vice-Pres
Max Vaughan KF7MAX  Secretary
Ray Sprier KG7AV  Treasure
John Cherry KE7GYB  Member at Large


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