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Big Bear Field Day Demonstration
BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN OP / FIELD DAY [LEVEL 1,2,3 COMBINED] Saturday June 23rd, 2018 at 10:00 AM Its field day! with Land Ops! and the Big Bear Amateur Radio Club (BBARC) We will be setting up a demonstration table with the Big Bear Radio Club! We will be setting up a demonstration table with the BBARC, which will be operating a full field day event in the parking lot of Bear Mountain Ski Resort, approximate location[masked],[masked] BBARC, will be operating HF on 80,40,20 and 15 meters SSB as well as a CW station. They will also be operating a digital station. They will also have a GOTA station (get on the air) which is for people without a ham license to experience long distance communication for the first time. They will use the designator 4A/Orange (this is for ARRL contest purposes). The BBARC has requested that we not broadcast on HF bands from that location, however we plan on setting up some portable antennas to demonstrate LandOps capabilities. We will play videos through the day for visitors to learn about LandOps. We plan on demonstrating GPS usage, as well as the various types of GPS units available for locating caches and navigation. We may put out some practice caches nearby for those who want to try out different gps units. We also plan on demonstrating the Big Bear Repeaters as well as a crossband repeater on display. We are not planning a nav/comm event with this trip. This will not be an overnight event. There is no camping at the Field Day location, and BBARC plans to shut down their operation Saturday evening. For those who want to camp, we can give some ideas of where to go. There is a barbeque during the day Saturday and we can contribute to enjoy their food. There are some nearby trails, for those who want to explore on their own, with LandOps monitoring Net Control. We will monitor[masked] as well as the Big Bear 2 meter repeater. Please Come and Support LandOps and enjoy a beautiful day!

Bear Mountain

43101 Goldmine Dr · Big Bear, CA

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Land Ops is a one-of-a-kind off road navigation and radio communication group.

Our outings are called "ops" and they are all about TEAMWORK. These are choreographed exercises that involve two or more teams navigating an unknown course, sometimes even at night. Teams report to a net control station within the region and find their way by acquiring a series of hidden caches with special instructions.

Land Ops is like NOTHING you've ever seen before.
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The teams sychronize their movement as they progress through the exercise that takes them on adventures into the unknown.

Our main challenge categories include;

Off Road Driving | Navigation | Radio & Signal Communications
Vehicle Recovery | Night Ops | Search and Rescue Drills
Other tasks may include hiking, rappelling, real search and rescue ops and drone applications.

Many of our members are licensed ham radio operators. We practice emergency radio communications and search and rescue support roles.

Land Ops Meetup membership is free. Members are required to RSVP to attend and sign liability and film/photo waivers in order to participate.

See also
Northern California Land Ops at
San Diego Land Ops at

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