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Potential VHF rover sites in Oregon's grid DN12. Be careful.
This grid square spans two states. See also Idaho DN12.
DN12 dimensions are 101.9 by 69.2 miles.
Hover mouse over a map marker for more about the grid and site.

Hwy 95 Gravel Pit, DN12hv20

Latitude Longitude
42.878993 -117.391667
Map Location Near city of Arock, Malheur County, OR, Altitude 4310
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-09-13
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Hwy 95 Gravel Pit 1 Hwy 95 Gravel Pit 2 Hwy 95 Gravel Pit 3 Hwy 95 Gravel Pit 4

This gravel pit along Hwy 95 "ION Hwy" provides a convenient quick pulloff that's not far from the adjacent grids DN02-03-13. But don't get your hopes up; it's barely above the desert floor and long-distance propagation will be marginal. This is good for local contacts while grid-circling but not for a grid expedition.

Danner Water Tank, DN12hv95

Latitude Longitude
42.897980 -117.333440
Map Location Near city of Danner, Malheur County, OR, Altitude 4505
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-09-12
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Danner Water Tank 1 Danner Water Tank 2 Danner Water Tank 3 Danner Water Tank 4 Danner Water Tank 5 Danner Water Tank 6 Danner Water Tank 7

This water tank is immediately off Hwy 95 "Ion Highway" just south of Danner, OR, an easy drive from Cow Lakes to the north in DN13. This was one of my most productive hilltops in the 2015 Sept VHF Contest.

Note that Thompson Creek Ridge has better altitude and probably has better propagation, but it's also an hour further from the grid corner.

Driving directions: The water tank is on Hwy 95, halfway between Jordan Valley and Rome. The entrance road is stright across from the turnoff to Danner.

Restrictions: No water.

Antelope Reservoir, DN12jv18

Latitude Longitude
42.908997 -117.237125
Map Location Near city of (city), Malheur County, OR, Altitude 4800
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-09-12
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Antelope Reservoir 1

A nice basic campsite near the grid corner DN02-03-12-13. Open horizon in all directions but hey, it's a lake, this is not a high spot.

No water, no services. Vault toilet.

Pharmacy Hill, DN12lx24

Latitude Longitude
42.979033 -117.061136
Map Location Near city of Jordan Valley, Malheur County, OR, Altitude 4590
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2008-07-10
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Pharmacy Hill 1 Pharmacy Hill 2 Pharmacy Hill 3

An table overlooking the city of Jordan Valley near the DN12/DN13 grid line.

This is not as good as it sounds. The road is terrible and the hill is not very high.

Gravel Pit 2, DN12bt50

Latitude Longitude
42.793196 -117.871542
Map Location Near city of (city), Malheur County, OR, Altitude 4100
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-09-03
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Gravel Pit 2 1 Gravel Pit 2 2 Gravel Pit 2 3 Gravel Pit 2 4

A highway service gravel pit alongside '78 near the grid corner. There is instant access from the highway and you can climb 100' up to the top with a good view down the valley each way.

Hwy 95 Hill, DN12dd65

Latitude Longitude
42.149278 -117.697649
Map Location Near city of (city), Malheur County, OR, Altitude 6400
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-09-03
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Near the Oregon-Nevada border is a dirt track up to a very good hilltop with a small antenna of some sort. (Cellphone?)

Driving directions: Turnoff from Hwy 95 is at 42.121368, -117.74558. Follow this dirt track up hill.

North Blue Mtn, DN12bj31

Latitude Longitude
42.379661 -117.888837
Map Location Near city of Basque, Malheur County, OR, Altitude 5800
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-09-03
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Not far off Hwy 95, near Basque, is a dirt road up to North Blue Mountain Reservoir. It seems like a good accessible local high point at 5,800'.

Juniper Ridge 2, DN12ju46

Latitude Longitude
42.858766 -117.208477
Map Location Near city of (city), Malheur County, OR, Altitude 4928
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-09-03
Comments by: Lu N2SLN

Grahams Hill, DN12fv99

Latitude Longitude
42.916266 -117.503764
Map Location Near city of Arock, Malheur County, OR, Altitude 3907
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-09-01
Comments by: Lu N2SLN

Might be drivable.

Red Hill, DN12lt45

Latitude Longitude
42.812655 -117.042914
Map Location Near city of (city), Malheur County, OR, Altitude 5236
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-09-01
Comments by: Lu N2SLN

Driving directions: Off road.

Red Hills, DN12do16

Latitude Longitude
42.608769 -117.740706
Map Location Near city of (city), Malheur County, OR, Altitude 4232
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-09-01
Comments by: Lu N2SLN

Driving directions: Find Rome State Airport, then east off-road.

South Mtn, DN12lx24

Latitude Longitude
42.979033 -117.061136
Map Location Near city of (city), Malheur County, OR, Altitude 4590
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-09-03
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

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