Rover Location Database

Grid Square CN95

This page - Hale Ridge - CN95-DN05 - Oxhead Ridge - Grass Valley Cemetery - Shaniko - CN94-95 Grid Line - Mount Defiance

Potential VHF rover sites in Oregon's grid CN95. Be careful.
This grid square spans two states. See also Washington CN95.
CN95 dimensions are 96.9 by 69.2 miles.
Hover mouse over a map marker for more about the grid and site.

Hale Ridge, CN95xg93

Latitude, Longitude
45.265493, -120.000020
Map Location Near city of (city), Morrow County, OR, Altitude 2700
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2020-10-11
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Here's another spot on the CN95-DN05 grid line with an open horizon. Scouting is needed.

CN95-DN05, CN95xb99

Latitude, Longitude
45.081669, -120.000020
Map Location Near city of Fossil, Gilliam County, OR, Altitude 4200
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2020-10-11
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

This is a remote spot on the CN95-DN05 grid line with some altitude and open horizon with no trees. Scouting is needed.

Oxhead Ridge, CN95xa94

Latitude, Longitude
45.017044, -120.000155
Map Location Near city of Fossil, Wheeler County, OR, Altitude 4600
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2020-10-11
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Oxhead Ridge is right on the CN95-DN05 grid line with good altitude and open horizon to the W-N-E. Some scouting is needed to see if you can drive a few hundred yards south to the highest point at 4800' for the completely open horizon.

Grass Valley Cemetery, CN95oj41

Latitude, Longitude
45.380880, -120.792410
Map Location Near city of Grass Valley, Sherman County, OR, Altitude 2425
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-09-07
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

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Grass Valley Cemetery is not in a valley at all. This is a high point with quick access from Hwy 97. It's south of Goldendale and north of Madras and Bend, OR.

Shaniko, CN95na96

Latitude, Longitude
45.025860, -120.837020
Map Location Near city of Maupin, Marion County, OR, Altitude 3650
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2014-04-07
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

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Hwy 97 passes through the city of Shaniko, a local high point for many miles around. The views are stupendous. This is a great place to pull off and find a place to operate. Rod WE7X and I visited the radio compound and got excellent signals into Portland and Seattle. This is gated so you do need to know someone to get in; however there is lots of open range around too.

Driving directions: Take Hwy 97. Find a spot somewhere south of Shaniko.

Restrictions: The radio complex is gated.

CN94-95 Grid Line, CN95oa20

Latitude, Longitude
45.000020, -120.813721
Map Location Near city of Madras, Wasco County, OR, Altitude 3600
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2014-04-07
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations CN94
Comments by: Lynn N7CFO

CN94-95 Grid Line 1 CN94-95 Grid Line 2

Take hwy 97 until you see the 45th parallel sign NE of Shaniko Junction. There is plenty of room to pull off the road. This is a good park and sleep location there is nothing around but buzzards and truckers.

Note that Hwy 97 does not run north and south here so watch the GPS for accuracy.

Mount Defiance, CN95dp35

Latitude, Longitude
45.648500, -121.722600
Map Location Near city of Cascade Locks, Hood River County, OR, Altitude 4960
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2014-04-07
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations CN95
Comments by: Lynn N7CFO

There are radio towers at this location including the Mount Defiance ham repeater.

Driving directions: Allow one hour or more from I-84 turnoff.
I tried a route past the Hood River Golf Course and then up Binns Hill Rd but failed.
The following directions from Bing maps are untested but try this:
- From I-84 along the Columbia River, take exit 64.
- Turn south onto US-30 / OR_35 / White Salmon Hwy
- 6.4 mi, bear right onto OR-282 / Davis Dr
- 1.2 mi, bear right, and then bear right onto OR-282 / Odell Hwy
- 0.4 mi, turn left onto Summit Dr
- 2.0 mi, keep straight onto OR-281 / Dee Hwy
- 4.1 mi, keep straight onto Lost Lake Rd
- 0.2 mi, bear right onto Punchbowl Rd
- 1.5 mi, keep left onto unpaved Dead Point Rd / NF-2820
- 2.8 mi, turn right to stay on Dead Point Rd / NF-2820
- 4.9 mi, turn right onto NF-2821
- 1.8 mi, keep left to stay on NF-2821
- 0.8 mi, bear left onto unpaved road
- 0.7 mi, arrive at Mount Defiance, OR
- If you reach NF-2820 again you've gone too far

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