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This page - Oregon Dunes KOA - Fivemile Ridge - Seven Devils Road - Carter Ridge

Potential VHF rover sites in Oregon's grid CN73. Be careful.
The Oregon coast is a series of state parks, overlooks and beaches. Have fun.
CN73 dimensions are 100.3 by 69.2 miles.
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Oregon Dunes KOA, CN73vm30

Latitude Longitude
43.501727 -124.220138
Map Location Near city of Coos Bay, Coos County, OR, Altitude 50
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Last update: 2014-01-19
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

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The Oregon Dunes KOA kampground is in the flat coastal area of the 40-mile Oregon Dunes area. The kabins are an excellent setup for VHF operation with power, lights, picnic table, fire pit and you can park alongside the kabin itself.

This spot should have good propagation in all directions. However, we didn't make very many contacts in the January 2014 contest. I suspect it was just a slow time of activity.

Restrictions: Observe all KOA guidelines including quiet times.
Popular destination resort for all-terrain vehicles is open year-round. Plan ahead for reservations.

Fivemile Ridge, CN73ws52

Latitude Longitude
43.762168 -124.124436
Map Location Near city of Florence, Douglas County, OR, Altitude 350
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Last update: 2014-01-17
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

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Where Highway 101 climbs over a ridge before descending to Reedsport there's a turnoff and wide spot with excellent altitude and enough space to setup a good antenna.

Restrictions: Public road, leave room for traffic.

Seven Devils Road, CN73th83

Latitude Longitude
43.305850 -124.348505
Map Location Near city of Coos Bay, Coos County, OR, Altitude 400
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Last update: 2005-05-19
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations CN73
Comments by: Lynn N7CFO

Public road on ridge.

Carter Ridge, CN73xw99

Latitude Longitude
43.956472 -124.000143
Map Location Near city of Florence, Lane County, OR, Altitude 600
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2014-01-17
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations CN73
Comments by: Lynn N7CFO

2004-01: There are two operating locations on CN73/CN83 grid line. - Lynn N7CFO

2014-01: Good roads but heavily forested. - Barry K7BWH

Driving directions:

  1. South on Hwy 101 going out of Florence.
  2. Turn left on to Canary Rd. (about 2.3 miles from the bridge)
  3. Follow Canary Rd for about 4 miles.
  4. Take left fork on to Maple Rd.
    This is marked on maps as FR-953, but the actual sign says Maple Rd.
  5. About 3.5 miles from turning on to Maple Rd is the first operating location, right on the edge of CN73/CN83 border. Elevation is about 850ft.
  6. If you go another 1/2 mile down the road you hit the second spot, which is in CN83. The reason for going farther into CN83 is because you gain about 150 feet of elevation and get to spot with a clear shot to the North. The GPS coordinates of this spot are 43.95548 N, 123.98324 West.

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