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Minden, Nevada

SIERA Repeater Frequency: 147.330 MHz, PL: 123.0 Hz, Offset: +600 Hz
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Web Site Last updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 @ 9:12pm
Date Updated Action Taken Change Made
09/15/2021 Updated - SIERA Membership Listing
- VHF/HF NCS Call Sheets
09/15/2021 Posted - Newly Donated ICOM Transceiver FOR SALE - see below
09/13/2021 Posted - Nevada Day 2021 Announcement - see below
09/02/2021 Posted - September issue of The Siera Beacon newsletter
08/25/2021 Posted - New links to tne new ADS-B Exchange equipment installation.
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  KU8B - Guenther Noder - SK b: January 25, 1932 - d: September 7, 2021
The Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association sadly reports the passing of one of our members,
Guenther Noder - KU8B.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

The SIERA board of directors and members would like to pass on their heart-felt condolences to his family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

NEVADA Day 2021
Nevada Day Logo Nevada Day 2021 will be held this year on Saturday, October 30th.

SIERA will provide communications for this event as we have done in past years.

There is a need to fill 10 positions along the parade route.
More information will be posted as we get additional information.

The Following equipment has been donated to the SIERA Club by
Curt Lueck - KG7TVC.
Curt is leaving the area and no longer has a need for his equipment.
Listing date: Sept 15, 2021

ICOM IC-718 HF Transceiver
ICOM IC-718 For Sale ICOM IC-718 For Sale
See the For Sale menu item under Links for more photos and details

Revised: 7/12/2021

All meeting restrictions have been lifted with the exception of our scheduled VE Exams. See details below

VE Exams:      SIERA VE Exam Sessions remain SUSPENDED until further notice.


Leviathon Peak SIERA Repeater SiteLeviathon Peak
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Saving Leviathan Peak Lookout
UPDATED: April 7, 2021
Leviathon Peak SIERA Repeater Site
Leviathon Peak
SIERA Repeater Site

Special article by Bob Yandow - K7GUU

In the past we have discussed the Forest Service and CALOES plans for the Leviathan Peak infrastructure. I am a member of the Forest Fire Lookout Association which would like to save the Leviathan Peak lookout building. See the following information regarding potential plans to demolish the old lookout tower.
Thanks for your help. Bob K7GUU

Some may remember I have worked as a wildfire lookout in past summers and I belong to the Forest Fire Lookout Association (FFLA). Our association has the purpose of saving and restoring fire lookout structures across the United States. We have assisted federal and state agencies in maintaining fire lookout towers when their funds were short. Some of these were grants of several hundreds of dollars and some were major rebuilding projects. A few have consisted of moving the structures piecemeal or intact via helicopters.

Currently the Forest Service is planning on destroying the Leviathan Peak lookout which is the site of the SIERA club 147.330 repeater. The FFLA leadership in the Western U.S. would like to save the lookout and has contacted the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest administration about alternatives in place of destroying the lookout. We understand building a new communications tower and destroying the lookout has been delayed. The FFLA wishes to evaluate if the lookout can be used where it is or moved to another location. To do this we would first need the structure of the lookout evaluated by a structural engineer to determine if it can be saved or moved. I would like to know if any of the SIERA members are structural engineers or know such an engineer who would be willing to do a gratus evaluation of the structure relative to it remaining in place or being moved. If someone does come forth I can put them in touch with the FFLA staff able to proceed with such a project.

Thanks for your help. Please email me at to discuss this further.
Bob Yandow K7GUU.

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