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In Central Oregon, the "High Desret Amateur Raioi Group" and the "Deschutes County Amateur Radio Emergency Service" set up near the Pine Mountain Observatory.

 

Max Vaugh is a board member for the radio group.

 

"It allows us to set up in a location on a moments notice and practice those skills.  That way, we can, in the event of a real emergency, we would be able to do that.  We could be deployed to the scene of a disaster, like back East they have tornados and the idea is to be off the grid and use our skills, emergency generators and battery systems."

 

Vaughn says the biggest challenge of field day is to go to a place where there are no antennas or power and setup a complete communcation station.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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