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Ham exam this weekend (5/11) in Placerville

Is anyone heading up to Placerville for the exam/hints & tips from Barb and John Arnez of the RTF? Not sure I’m going to make it – haven’t done enough studying or practice for my General license. If anyone is … Continue reading

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Good fix-it article from JP Magazine Looks like they are running a series of fix-it (What Now?) articles that might be handy.  

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Upcoming trip to Johnson Valley – May 2-5

I’m going to be heading down to Johnson Valley to do some trails with some buddies of mine in SoCal. Planning to leave early morning Thurs May and return evening May 5. The plan currently is to camp near Cougar … Continue reading

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Ham radio class this weekend

From John A. on Pirate4x4: Spring Ham Radio Class A lot of Rubicon folks have become HAM radio operators in the last few years…it’s absolutely the best way to communicate in the Rubicon. Safety, convenience, reliability, etc. Here’s your chance! … Continue reading

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Add comments on OHV fund grants – need comments by April 1

I guess this is OHV activism day If you can, please have a look at and look at the various grant proposals for 2013. Have a voice in how the OHV fund grant monies get spent (vs. the bureaucrats just stealing … Continue reading

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Comments / feedback on El Dorado 42 trail closures needed before April 8!

The deadline is April 8, 2013 for community comments on the 4 alternatives for these trails. Please take a few minutes to send your feedback. Without enough push from the offroad community, these trails may be closed permanently. Go to … Continue reading

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Recreation groups offer guidance on Eldorado meadow routes

Take a moment and add your comments/feedback about the Eldorado meadow route/closures. If anyone can manage it, there are two public meetings for this – one tonite in Markleeville and tomorrow in Jackson.

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Upcoming ham radio class

From John Arenz of FOTR/RTF: This class is designed to take you from zero to HAM radio operator in no time at all. It will be held in the Sacramento Valley area, in El Dorado Hills. The dates are: Class: April 20th, 2013, 9:00AM until … Continue reading

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King of the Hammers

Speaking of Johnson Valley, I’m going to head down to King of the Hammers this year. Leaving Sat Feb 2 in the evening and coming back the 8th (unfortunately I have a first responder first aid class on the 9-10, … Continue reading

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Panamint Valley trip report, Part 3 – Thanksgiving

After getting back to PSR from Defense Mine, we heard on the radio that Scout and Bill had some rear end problems (not THAT kind of rear end problems). Another shock issue.  Scout seems to have a penchant for rear … Continue reading

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