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 through COCC community education will be offering an accelerated training class for folks
wanting to get their ham radio license. The Winter Community Education pamphlet from COCC HAS ALL the details.
Check out the COCC web site for the Community education link.
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.

We had a good turnout for the 2/24 session.
12 students took the class and 11 passed their test.
The 12th already has a ham call, but was expired, all they needed to do was renew!

Ham Radio Accelerated Technician training (3/24/2018)
Contact me via maxv (at) horizonps.com to secure a spot on one of those dates but you STILL need to register with COCC below.
Give them a call or contact them via the info on their web site.
Those of you who hold a technicians class license can sign up for ANY of the classes and their
study materials will be for the General Class testing at the end of the session.
We will need to know in advance if that is your wish.
Please NOTE that Class size is limited. --- KF7MAX

COCC sign up.

You can get more info with the links below. And our Spring class is or will be available as well.


Home signup page at COCC for community education is at this link.


(if you can't wait, check the link to the right called "Getting Licensed" this is another option that has had great success!)

 UPDATE! 6/17/17 As you know Mt Stephenson is NOW BACK ON THE AIR!!! Thanks to all that helped out...We now have a new set of heavy duty AGM deep cycle batteries.... We have also purchased the link radio and antenna's that Fossil will need to link into Pine Mt.  We now have a new antenna on Mt Stephenson, it has an excellent footprint. The Link Radio is now setup and can hear John Day, we do have some noise issues, and some of that is related to the controller being a bit to hot on the audio.

  -- KF7MAX

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

Wheeler Amateur Radio Club has a new repeater on the air for over a year now... 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 get this done before end of spring.

  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)
JUNE 7th 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 lock at 7pm so if your late you will need to be buzzed in.

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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