2014 BORREGO FEST - ANZA BORREGO DESERT, CA - OCTOBER 10-12, 2014 sticky icon


     October is near and it's time to start planning for our biggest annual event. Join us in the Anza Borrego Desert for 3 days of camping, 4x4 trail runs, and hiking. We will also be offering Amateur Radio License testing on Sunday for all levels from 10:00 AM to noon. The "not to be missed" pot luck dinner and campfire will be on Saturday evening.

     This is a family friendly event and an opportunity for us to meet the family members we never get to see on the trail and a chance to make new friends.

     This year we will be located at the Butterfield Ranch Resort, located just outside the Park boundary. The Ranch is equipped with full hookups for RVs, plenty of tent camping, showers, and a well stocked store. For more information on all of the events, including, 4x4 trail runs, camp directions, Ham Radio testing and to sign up, click here

View From Camp

Camp Pool




Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument

Just south of St George, Utah lies one of the most scenic and remote areas in the US - the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.  It covers a vast area by itself, but it is seamlessly connected to both the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Grand Canyon National Park. Combined, there are thousands of miles of off pavement roads to explore.


Approximately 100 miles south of St. George you will find the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.   Be prepared, however, for very remote and sometimes difficult conditions, but the rewards are some of the most spectacular views and wilderness that can be found anywhere.

View of the Grand Canyon

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View of Toroweap

Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon


Click here for the full trip report

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OAUSA 2014 Calendar & Ham Radio Test Dates

OAUSA will host 4 events this year.  At each event we conduct Amateur Radio testing for all levels.  When highlighted, you can click on the title below for specific information concerning both the event and the testing.

OAUSA Ham Radio Net

Our weekly Amateur Radio Net is held every Thursday evening at 7:30.  You may access the Net as follows:

  • Anywhere in the US via the Western Reflector at IRLP node 9251
  • In the Southern California area via the Keller Peak Repeater (KE6TZG) at 146.385, (+), 146.2
  • In the San Diego, CA area via the W6ZN Repeater at 449.300, 100.0, (-)
  • In the Portlad OR area via the W7RAT repeater at 440.400, 123.0 (-)
  • In the Orange County, CA area via the BARN System Repeater at 447.540, 100.0, (-)
  • In the Santa Rosa, CA area via the W6SON Repeater at 441.375, 123.0, (+)
  • In Las Vegas, NV via the N7ARR Repeater at 447.000 123(-)
  • In Pahrump, NV via the N7ARR Repeater at 449.750, 123, (-)
  • In the Denver CO area via the W0WYX Repeater at 146.340, 103.5, (+)
  • In Phoenix, AZ area via KC7GHT Repeater ar 447.575, 151.4, (-)
  • Via Echolink - connect to *World* (Ref: IRLP 9251)

All Amateurs are welcome.  If you would like your local repeater linked to the Nets, just drop us a line by using the contact us button at the top of this page.


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