2017-11-09 --> Washington Rover Locations - CN77 Forks

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Hole in the Wall, CN77xx87

Latitude Longitude
47.989979 -124.016247
Map Location Near city of Sol Duc, Clallam County, WA, Altitude 3400
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Last update: 2006-04-11
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations CN77
Comments by: Lynn N7CFO

Hole in the Wall 1 Hole in the Wall 2

This is up a paved forest Road south of Highway 101. It gives easy access to the CN77/CN78 grid line. The delorme maps for this area are not particularly good, and if it is cloudy you can get turned around very easily.

Driving directions: Go west of Port Angeles and turn south on the road opposite Klahowya Campground. Go 1/2mile to FR 29. Go two miles and then left at the forks. After a mile the road goes to a single lane with frequent pullouts on alternating sides. The road does not flatten out for 5-1/2 miles. At 8.7 you come to an intersection - take either fork - the roads join about 100 yards ahead. At nine miles the altitude is 3000'. You go into CN77 at about ten miles. I was there in 2005 and camped abut a half mile north of the hole in the wall in CN78.

Langley Hill, CN77wc67

Latitude Longitude
47.116372 -124.113193
Map Location Near city of Copalis Beach, Grays Harbor County, WA, Altitude 200
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Last update: 2006-04-11
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations CN77
Comments by: Eric KB7DQH

Approximately three miles East of Copalis Beach. Has good launch angle for most of the VHF/UHF bands, especially North and South for coastal tropo work. There are also good shots into Portland area and surprisingly good path into Eastern Washington. (N7AU was LOUD on 2 meters). Easy to spot the 300 foot high Nextel tower about 1/4 mile south of the road, and a naked 200 or so foot freestanding tower about 500 feet south of where I operated from. Both are lit at night.

Driving directions: Go east of Copalis Beach on Copalis Beach Road. Look for the towers.
- From Copalis Beach Road (Eastbound) turn South onto Elk Ridge Rd.
- Go left onto Salal Drive.
- At end of the pavement is a single lane gravel road directly ahead.
- Follow it to the water tank.
- From the tank, the road runs downhill to the base of a "naked" (no antennas) commercial tower.
- This tower has a bright white strobe lamp, which can be seen for miles.
- The best operating position is East of the water tank - the dirt there is solid and level.
- If you left your compass at home, the communications site furthest south is on Saddle Hill, due south of you.

Mt Octopus, CN77vr89

Latitude Longitude
47.748962 -124.177523
Map Location Near city of Forks, Jefferson County, WA, Altitude 2400
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Last update: 2006-04-11
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations CN77
Comments by: Eric KB7DQH

The quickest high ground off of US 101 in CN77 puts you at nearly 2000 feet AMSL and was good enough for DNR to establish a communications site at the top.

Driving directions: The road to the com site is gated, but, just below the gate is a large filled-in area that is perfect for a large multi op station setup, or a rover with a 5th wheel to pull around in a big circle for turnaround.

Restrictions: The road up the side of the mountain is typical for DNR logging roads, well maintained, and not terribly steep or narrow.

Ocean City, CN77wa07

Latitude Longitude
47.032587 -124.164064
Map Location Near city of Ocean City, Grays Harbor County, WA, Altitude 0
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Last update: 2006-04-11
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations CN77
Comments by: Lynn N7CFO

This is a state park located just north of the CN76/CN77 grid line near Copalis Beach. It is a large park with camping and day use facilities. It is an easy 6/2/432 haul into the Seattle area IF people have their beams pointed in the proper direction to work you. If you go into CN76 or CN77 you are well advised to do a lot of planning and make sure that amateurs in the Seattle and Portland areas are looking for you.

Driving directions:

  • Highway 12 West to Aberdeen
  • West on Highway 109 to Highway 115
  • South on 155 to state park
Note: You go through a grid intersection between Aberdeen and Ocean Shores.

Restrictions: This is a state RV park and a Discover Pass is required for motor-vehicle access. Check the Washington State Parks website for park hours and seasonal schedule.

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