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Potential VHF rover sites in Nevada's grid DM18. Be careful.
DM18 dimensions are 108.2 by 69.2 miles.
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DM17-18-07-08, DM18aa00

Latitude, Longitude
38.000000, -118.000000
Map Location Near city of Coaldale, Esmeralda County, NV, Altitude 4550
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2020-10-06
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

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DM07/08/17/18 is a rare good spot to activate four grids at once.

This location gets a B grade for horizon, flat and open in most directions but hey, you don't have any other options to activate this four-fer-one. Of the 4 grids DM07 is the most needed but it's fun to activate all four at once from the same location (FFMA rule).

We camped at a nearby hot spring and broke camp at 5am to get here. The biggest challenge was finding the little trail in the dark that leaves Hwy 773. We drove up and down the deserted road about 5 times while shining our giant flashlights off to the east.

Driving directions: The grid intersection is just east of Hwy 773 and south of Hwy 60 in Nevada.

Restrictions: Note that you must be at the the exact intersection of the 4 grids for a legal FFMA "4 grids at once" activation; this cannot be done from the road. You will need 4x4 and will need to use the little soft sand "trail" that is just south (100 yards?) of the activation location. Although there's a bladed berm directly between the Hwy and the activation location, it's too large to easily cross with a normal SUV or our 4X4 camper van.

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