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San Bernardino National Forest Map Card for Lowrance HDS & Elite HD Available

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 13:28

The San Bernardino National Forest Lowrance GPS OHV map including popular areas like Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Silverwood, and Lytle creek, has been completed and is shipping! The mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest is packed with adventure. Loaded with trails from easy graded dirt roads to some of the most well known trails in California, such as the John Bull Trail.


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Extreme Jeep Adventure: Win a Rubicon Excursion!

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:13

Go wheeling and rock crawling in a customized Jeep Wrangler on the Rubicon Trail in the trip of a lifetime!

Crawl The Trail That Spawned The Sport!

ExtremeTerrain is excited to announce that entries are now being accepted for the Extreme Jeep Adventure: Rubicon Excursion giveaway! The Extreme Jeep Adventure: Rubicon Excursion is the trip of a lifetime on the Rubicon Trail. The trip includes 3 days of wheeling on the trail in a customized Jeep Wrangler, 2 nights of guided camping, and a guided excursion with a rock crawling expert. From now through March 31st, 2015, you can enter to win this amazing trip which also includes your travel and lodging. All you have to do is fill out the Entry Form before the contest ends. There is no purchase necessary and you do not need to own a Jeep to enter this contest!


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Categories: Legislation

Action Needed on Side-by-Side Standards

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:02

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has proposed mandatory standards for Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles; also known as "side-by-sides".

Regardless of what type of off-highway vehicle you most enjoy, it is important that you contact all of your federal legislators and the Senate Committee Members listed below. As an OHV community, we can pull together and speak with one, very loud voice.

Please read the information below, then send an Email now to the Relevant Senate Committees Opposing CPSC’s Proposed Mandatory Standards for ROVs (Side-by-Sides)


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Helping Give Veterans a Lift

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:02

Hi-Lift® Jack Company Introduces PATRIOT EDITION Hi-Lift® Jack and its “Helping Give Veterans a Lift” Campaign

As an American manufacturer, Hi-Lift Jack Company wants to provide support for those service members that have served and made tremendous sacrifices for the freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis.  Hi-Lift® Jack Company will donate a portion of its proceeds for every PATRIOT EDITION Hi-Lift® Jack sold to Hope for the Warriors®.
 
The mission of Hope for the Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.  Hope for the Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.


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Categories: Legislation

First phase of Mississippi’s Rattlesnake Bay OHV Trails reopens

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:29

OHV trails had been closed for 11 years

About 25 riders and supporters celebrated the reopening of phase one of the Rattlesnake Bay OHV Trails in Mississippi’s DeSoto National Forest in September, the American Motorcyclist Association announced.

The Friends of Rattlesnake Bay off-highway-vehicle group joined U.S. Forest Service officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for 9.5 miles of trails in an area that has remained “temporarily” closed for more than 11 years.


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Giveaway: Mammoth Jeep Upgrade Giveaway

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:36

ExtremeTerrain has partnered with Mammoth 4x4 for our next big giveaway!

ExtremeTerrain and Mammoth 4x4 are very excited to work together to give one lucky winner a complete Jeep upgrade. The winner can be either a Jeep TJ or Jeep JK owner and will receive a lift kit and a wheel and tire kit including control arms and lug nuts; everything you need to upgrade your Wrangler. In total that is around $2,500 in parts!

In order to enter, participants should fill out the entry form on ExtremeTerrain.com. Contest ends October 31, 2014.

Click here for Entry Form.


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Categories: Legislation

Top 10 Fears of New 4WD Owners

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 21:00

Results of Stuck forever.
(Click picture for a larger image.) Driving off road presents a host of challenges for any driver. Four wheeling can be especially intimidating for new drivers. Those initial concerns are understandable. It takes off-road experience to build skillset and confidence.

If you’ve considered going off road but are reluctant to do so, relax. The following information should convince you take up the hobby. While you are reading this remember: in town, you can be in a pile-up as the result of other driver’s errors and actions. Off-road in almost every instance the driver made the decision and judgment that lead to his predicament.

After years of talking with new 4-wheel drive owners, here is my perception of the Top 10 Fears of newer drivers, and what to do about them.
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Categories: Legislation

But, it followed me home...

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:38

After the mandated California 10-day waiting period, I am still in the market for .22 LR lever action rifle.  My criteria is for a small, light-weight lever action that is easy to stash anywhere.  Well, my local gun store had no lever action rifles meeting my criteria. 

But, they did have a Ruger 10/22 - Take Down semi-auto version with stainless barrel and synthetic stock.  Best of all, being the Take Down version, the barrel separates from the stock and both pieces fit into a padded carrying case. Well, it isn't the lever action that was on my wish list; but, it is small, compact, light weight and easy to stash just about anywhere.  And, it had an appeal that I couldn't turn down.  Ten days later it followed me home.


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Shell priming made easy

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:28

Reloading is a series of steps, some easier than others.  After you shells are cleaned and sized, the next step is to add a new primer.  The most popular method of priming shell cases is by hand using primer tools provided by RCBS, Hornaday, Lee and Lyman.  They all make a quality tool that does the intended job.  But, they are manual tools requiring a squeeze of the hand to seat the primer.  That can become a workout with large batches.

Or, you could use a progressive and speed the process of priming, powder charge, bullet seating and crimping.  Well, I don’t have a progressive press and using my single stage RCBS Rock Chucker was over complicated and slow.


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OAUSA 2014 Calendar & Ham Radio Test Dates


OAUSA will host 4 events for 2015.  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.

  • Spring Meet and Greet - Ruby's Diner, Redondo Beach CA 3/28/15
  • Summer Fest / Field Day - Los Padres National Forest, CA 6/26-28/15
  • Summer Event TBA - August 1, 2015
  • Borrego Fest - Anza Borrego Desert, CA  October 9-11, 2015

OAUSA Ham Radio Net


Our weekly Amateur Radio Net is held every Thursday evening at 7:30 PDT (we observe Daylight Saving Time).  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 N0PQV Repeater at 145.340, 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.

 

View a list of upcoming Net Topics.