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Potential VHF rover sites in Washington's grid DN05. Be careful.
This grid square spans two states. See also Oregon DN05.
DN05 dimensions are 96.9 by 69.2 miles.
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Peterson Ranch Road, DN05aw55

Latitude Longitude
45.938333 -119.950333
Map Location Near city of Prosser, Klickitat County, WA, Altitude 935
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Last update: 2012-07-23
Comments by: Barry L7BWH

Peterson Ranch Road 1 Peterson Ranch Road 2 Peterson Ranch Road 3 Peterson Ranch Road 4

This is a high point among the wheat fields with no obstructions in any direction. There is nothing around taller than a stalk of wheat or fence post. Good paths to W6 and VE7, Midwest, Oregon, all directions.

This spot is radio-quiet with little background noise. However, some arcing noise on 2m gradually built up over the day as temperatures rose to 95F. It can get windy.

This is a nice, quiet location in the northwest corner of DN05. You can see Golgotha Butte DN05au (closed) about 5 miles away toward the southeast. This area has miles of beautiful vineyards and supports many well-known labels: Chateau St Michelle, Mercer, Columbia Crest, etc.

Driving directions: From Hwy 14 along the river, turn north on Alderdale Road.
- Drive past Golgotha Butte a few miles
- Turn left (west) onto Petersen Road
- Drive 1.9 miles to a fence intersection and cattle crossing grate

Restrictions: The fields are signposted "no tresspassing" but this wide turnout on top of the hill has ample space.

Golgotha Butte, DN05au95

Latitude Longitude
45.855690 -119.918070
Map Location Near city of Prosser, Klickitat County, WA, Altitude 1050
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2012-07-22
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations DN05
Comments by: Rod WE7X

Golgotha Butte 1 Golgotha Butte 2 Golgotha Butte 3 Golgotha Butte 4

DN05 has just a thin sliver of its northwest corner in the state of Washington. A high point is Golgotha butte with a 360 degree view. It's located south of Yakima, about 1.5 miles north of the Columbia River via a very straight, but somewhat rough, gravel road. Best alternative is Petersen Road DN05aw, about five miles north. Also look at nearby Crow Butte, although satellite photos suggest that the access road is gated.

Restrictions: July 2012: Gated closed. Signpost said no public access for any purpose. This hilltop is fully developed by a winery and is closed to the public.

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