Club News

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January Board Meeting Minutes posted to site.

Presentation Schedule:

January - Wes Larson - Feed Lines
February - Anne Startin - Anderson Power Poles
March - Mike Shelby - SOTA
April - ORRC Representative

2018 Field Day Stats and Photos posted.

Bunny (Transmitter ) Hunts

SUNDAY 27 JANUARY starting at 10:30 AM from the Cooper Mountain Nature Park parking lot (SW Kemmer Rd, between SW 190th Ave. and SW 175th Ave.) - See map below.

The easiest ways to get there from highway 217 would be to head West on Scholls Ferry Road (state highway 210) then right on 175th, or go West on Farmington Rd (state highway 10) and left (south) on 170th, which jogs over to become 175th. Or those coming from the South can get off in Wilsonville and take the back roads to Sherwood, then North on Roy Rogers, which becomes 175th when it crosses Scholls Ferry Road.

The park is at the top of the hill, so a good starting point to hear signals.

2m mobile hunt, multiple transmitters out, most reasonably suitable for beginners. Each transmitter will be on a different frequency. There should be time for a good team to find all the transmitters in 2 hours or so, but you can just find as many as you feel like. No prizes, just the thrill of the chase. Most should be in the suburban Beaverton / Tigard / Aloha / Hillsboro area.

AND ONE OTHER REASON TO START AT THE PARK: due to popular demand, we will have one or two transmitters available on foot in the park for those who want to practice (weather permitting). So I’m going to figure an hour in the park and 2 hours driving, though others can arrange things as they wish. I even have orienteering maps of the park, if I remember to bring them...

I’ll be listening on the 146.900 repeater (tone 127.3 Hz) when I’m in the car, or call my cell phone 971-226-9628.

I already have several requests to ride along in my van this month - its a great way to learn. Let me know soon if you are interested so I can confirm that I have space left.

I know this may not be a convenient time and/or location for some, but we try to move it around to give everyone a chance to participate. Would some other time / day / location work better for you? Let us know and we’ll try to schedule something accordingly. We had a great turnout last month, and I hope we can get a couple more good hunts in before the weather turns bad.

Happy Hunting!

- Dale WB6BYU

Cooper Mountain Nature Park

Other Events

Net News

The Valley VHF Club located in Salem is running a net every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
It starts at 10am on 144.230


Monday: CW
Wednesday: Digital RTTY
Friday: SSB

Hope to hear you there!

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