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SIERA Repeater Frequency: 147.330 MHz, PL: 123.0 Hz, Offset: +600 Hz
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Welcome to the SIERA webpages!
Web Site Last updated: Monday, May 10, 2021 @ 4:03pm
Date Updated Action Taken Change Made
05/10/2021 Updated - VHF Net Preamble for post-COVID
05/04/2021 Updated - VHF & HF Net Call Sheets
05/04/2021 Updated - FCC Exam Schedules
04/29/2021 Updated - Membership Listing
04/28/2021 Posted - May 2021 SIERA Beacon Newsletter
Posted - May SIERA Board and General IN-PERSON MEETINGS are resuming as of Saturday, May 1, 2021.
       See Meeting Adjustment Notice below
04/07/2021 Posted - Special announcement regarding the Fire Tower that SIERA uses to
     house our repeater on Leviathon Peak.
     See the announcement below on this webpage.
04/03/2021 Posted - 2021 Pony Express Announcement
    See the Communications Events link under the "Activities" menu

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Revised: 4/28/2021

As we begin to return to some normalcy relative to meeting schedules, the following changes will become effective on Saturday, May 1, 2021:

1) SIERA Board and General Meetings will resume but will be held "outdoors" for the time being. The location of each meeting will
be determined as early as possible so everyone is aware of the location. Watch the SIERA website for details. The locations
will also be announced on each of the Nets and on the Watering Hole on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings respectively. These meetings
will be held at their normal times.

2) For now, the remaining SIERA activities will remain in a "suspended" state.
Any changes will be announced here and on the repeater during the Nets and Watering Hole sessions.

Repeater and Net Info: The SIERA Repeater is an open 2-meter repeater, located on Leviathon Peak south of the Carson Valley. It operates at 147.33 MHz with a +600 KHz input offset and a PL of 123.0 Hz. On Tuesday evenings, we conduct a roll-call net on our repeater at 7:30 PM PT. On Wednesday evenings we conduct an informal net (called the "Watering Hole") on our repeater at 7:30 PM PT. We invite all amateur radio operators to join us during these nets. The nets meet to discuss, collect, and pass on general information of interest to both club members as well as non-members. Following the Tuesday evening VHF net we also conduct a roll-call HF net on 3.982MHz ±, LSB, at 8:00 PM PT.
Meeting Schedules: SIERA General Club Membership Meetings are held at 1:00pm PT on the first Saturday of each month. Meeting location will be announced prior to the meeting.
SIERA Club Board Meetings are held at 12:30pm PT (NOON) on the first Saturday of each month. Meeting location will be announced prior to the meeting.
SIERA VE Exam Sessions are SUSPENDED until further notice.
Social Breakfasts:
ALL Social Breakfast & Lunch Gatherings are SUSPENDED until further notice.
Revised: 4/28/2021
Meeting Locations: SIERA Club Board Meeting, Saturday, May 1, 2021 @12:30PDT at Lampe Park  
  SIERA Club General Meeting, Saturday, May 1, 2021 @1:00PDT at Lampe Park  

2021 Pony Express Re-Ride is ON!!!
PEX 2021 - West to East

The 2021 Pony Express Re-ride will be traveling through Nevada from Woodfords to Ibapah this year.
The Pony is scheduled to come into Nevada at Woodfords at 1:00pm PDT, June 17th and leave Nevada at Ibapah at 2am MDT, June 20th.

Your participation in this event, as always, is greatly appreciated AND necessary!

Click here to go to the Main Pony Express page

More information coming soon!

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Saving Leviathan Peak Lookout
UPDATED: April 7, 2021
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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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