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This page - Kenyon Mtn - Spike Butte - Round Mountain - Taylor Butte - Wards Butte - Dickinson Mtn - Devore Mtn - Carter Ridge

Potential VHF rover sites in Oregon's grid CN83. Be careful.
CN83 dimensions are 100.3 by 69.2 miles.
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Kenyon Mtn, CN83ca60

Latitude Longitude
43.002136 -123.779354
Map Location Near city of Roseburg, Coos County, OR, Altitude 3000
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Last update: 2015-04-13
Comments by: Phil KD7ZD

Kenyon Mtn 1 Kenyon Mtn 2 Kenyon Mtn 3 Kenyon Mtn 4

Kenyon Mountain is also called Signal Tree. Photos by Phil KD7ZD in the Spring Sprint for 220 MHz on April 13, 2015.

Spike Butte, CN83kp42

Latitude Longitude
43.633833 -123.132167
Map Location Near city of Cottage Grove, Douglas County, OR, Altitude 2087
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Last update: 2013-01-29
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Spike Butte 1 Spike Butte 2 Spike Butte 3 Spike Butte 4 Spike Butte 5 Spike Butte 6 Spike Butte 7 Spike Butte 8

An excellent location just barely south of the CN83-84 gridline, which will typically offer propagation north to Eugene and south to California.

Barry K7BWH and Tom K7ZL operated here in the 2013 January VHF Contest. Normally this is snowed in during winter but a freak temperature inversion had cleared the BLM roads.

Also try CN83kp31na outcrop nearby for a southern exposure.

Round Mountain, CN83jw40

Latitude Longitude
43.917325 -123.215833
Map Location Near city of Gillespie Corners, Lane County, OR, Altitude 1180
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Last update: 2013-01-01
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

A driveable hilltop just south of the CN83-CN84 grid line near Eugene, OR.

Satellite view suggests there are no radio towers.

Driving directions: This is 45 minutes from Eugene on back roads, or 45 minutes from Creswell.
- Either way, navigate to the intersection of Fox Hollow Rd and Lorane Hwy, near the 84000 block.

Taylor Butte, CN83ls46

Latitude Longitude
43.777818 -123.043292
Map Location Near city of Cottage Grove, Lane County, OR, Altitude 1500
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Last update: 2013-01-01
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Taylor Butte 1

It looks like a drivable high point just south of the CN83-CN84 grid line near Eugene. Needs scouting.

Driving directions: 20 minutes south of Creswell, OR:
- I-5 exit 174 toward Cottage Grove / Dorena Lake
- Slight left onto N Gateway Blvd
- Turn left on to E Taylor Ave
- Take the first right onto Hillside Drive
- Take the third left onto Pleasant View Drive, drive 0.9 miles

Restrictions: Satellite view shows radio towers on this hilltop.

Wards Butte, CN83kr06

Latitude Longitude
43.736717 -123.158884
Map Location Near city of Comstock, Douglas County, OR, Altitude 2092
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Last update: 2013-01-01
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Wards Butte 1

Another high point near I-5 just south of the CN83 grid line. This looks to be reachable by car. Scouting trip is needed.

Driving directions: Take I-5 exit 174 in Cottage Grove
- although Wards Butte is alongside I-5, there is no nearby exit
- Turn right onto E Cottage Grove Con
- Slight left onto OR-99 South
- Turn right to stay on OR-99 South
- Turn right onto Longview Ln
- Slight left to stay on Longview Ln
- Turn left onto Wards Butte Rd
- Take the first right
- Take the first left, drive 2.3 miles

Dickinson Mtn, CN83jn41

Latitude Longitude
43.546293 -123.215296
Map Location Near city of Yoncalla, Douglas County, OR, Altitude 2200
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Last update: 2013-01-01
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Hilltop near I-5 in southern Oregon. This is an hour south of Eugene but it looks driveable and without radio towers. A scouting trip is needed. If this doesn't pan out, try on the other side of I-5 the Devore Mtn near Yancalla.

Driving directions: An hour south of Eugene:
- Take exit 154 toward Scotts Valley / Elkhead
- Turn left onto Anlauf Rd / Co Rd 25 / Elk Creek Road, drive 0.3 miles
- Turn left onto Elkhead Road, drive 3.0 miles
- Slight right on to BLM Road 23-4-9.0, drive 1.1 miles
- Look for clearing on your left at the top of the hill

Devore Mtn, CN83io36

Latitude Longitude
43.610927 -123.303616
Map Location Near city of Yoncalla, Douglas County, OR, Altitude 1329
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Last update: 2013-01-01
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Driving directions: An hour south of Eugene, OR:
- Take I-5 exit 150 for OR-99 toward OR-38 / Yoncalla Drain
- Turn right onto OR-99 N / Eagle Valley Road, drive 3.4 miles
- Turn left onto Co Rd 296, near Jim Thorp Lumber Products
- Drive 1.7 miles up winding dirt (?) county road

Carter Ridge, CN83aw29

Latitude Longitude
43.955480 -123.983240
Map Location Near city of Florence, Lane County, OR, Altitude 600
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Last update: 2014-01-17
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations CN83
Comments by: Lynn N7CFO

Carter Ridge 1 Carter Ridge 2 Carter Ridge 3 Carter Ridge 4

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

2014-01: Good roads but heavily forested. Yes, this is one way to get into CN83, but its a 20-minute drive and I couldn't find a really good operating position in the clear. - 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.
  7. If you go too far, it begins a steady downhill slope on the other side, eventually reaching Henderson Creek Road.

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