Outdoor Adventure USA, LLC


WELCOME TO OUTDOOR ADVENTURE USA!

Thanks for visiting our website.  We cover a wide range of outdoor topics including 4WD trips, vehicle repair and maintenance, camping, hiking, shooting, hunting, bicycling, photography, and a lot more. In connection with all of these activities, we support and promote the use of Ham radio as an indispensable part of any outdoor adventure. We do all this through our website and through our weekly Amateur Radio nets.  

Above, you will see several tabs which will assist you in accessing information on the entirety of our website, including, how to join, our schedule of weekly Amateur Radio nets, and upcoming events, just to mention a few.  Our Forums section tab will take you to in-depth discussions of all of our outdoor and Ham Radio topics.

We continually strive to improve, and we welcome your feedback!


2020 FIELD DAY AND SUMMER FEST

The year 2020 will be remembered for many reasons, but the "Corona" will surely be at the very top of the list.  The impact of the "Corona" has been felt everywhere and we are no exception.  As most know, we hold an annual event known as, Field Day / Summer Fest, which is about two months away, and it seems very unlikely that we shall return to "normal", by that time.  This return will, and probably should, take some time, and that means that a number of restrictions will most probably remain in effect, and certainly by the time of our event.  In all the years  that we have been holding various events, we have demonstrated over and over again that we are nothing, if not flexible.

So, we are planning to hold our 2020 Field Day / Summer Fest event, complete with responsible and safe compliance with existing common sense rules and regulations.  The extent of how these common sense constraints will impact this event will be the subject of posts which are are, or will be linked to this article.

THE EVENT

OAUSA will hold it's annual Field Day and Summer Fest event on June 26-28, 2020, at the Mt. Pinos Campground in the Los Padres National Forest.  This will be a family event involving three days of camping in the mountains (elevation 7800 feet), an official ARRL Field Day competition, several trail runs, great food and drink, an opportunity to relax in the mountains of the Los Padres National Forest, and perhaps most importantly, an escape from your lock-down.  We may also offer all levels of Amateur Radio license testing on Sunday. 

For those who want to explore the area, there are hundreds of miles of off-pavement 4WD trails, including some of the more challenging, (Miller Jeep Trail) as well as many hiking trails.

The campsite is accessible by paved roads and all vehicles are welcome.


Click here for general information on the event.  Information on the Amateur Radio testing will be posted soon, provided we more forward with the event.

Pictures of Field Day / Summer Fest 2019:






AMATEUR RADIO NETS

We offer our Amateur Radio (or Ham Radio) nets on a weekly basis.  For those who are new to the Ham community, a "net"  is an on the air discussion of various outdoor or Ham Radio topics.  We select different topics each week and have guest speakers who share their expertise and experiences. The Nets are held every Thursday evening at 7:30 PDT (we observe Daylight Saving Time), and you may access them as follows:

  • Anywhere in the US via the Western Reflector at IRLP node 9251

  • Anywhere in the US via Echolink - connect to *World* (Ref: IRLP 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 Portland OR area via the W7RAT repeater at 440.400, 123.0 (-)

  • In the Las Vegas, NV area via the N7ARR Repeater at 447.000 123, (-)

  • In the Pahrump, NV area via the N7ARR Repeater at 449.750, 123, (-)

  • In the Denver CO area via the N0PQV Repeater at 145.340, 103.5, (-)

  • In the Phoenix, AZ area via KC7GHT Repeater at 447.575, 151.4, (-)


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 tab at the top of this page.

You can find a preview of the current net at the Net Preview page.  Click here to view a schedule of future nets.