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Potential VHF rover sites in Washington's grid DN07. Be careful.
DN07 dimensions are 93.4 by 69.2 miles.
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Quincy Rest Stop, DN07af55

Latitude Longitude
47.232392 -119.956090
Map Location Near city of Quincy, Grant County, WA, Altitude 1470
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Last update: 2012-07-21
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Quincy Rest Stop 1 Quincy Rest Stop 2 Quincy Rest Stop 3 Quincy Rest Stop 4

This is a delightful little rest stop on top of a rise above the Columbia River as you drive between Wenatchee and Quincy on Highway 28.

Located in the northwest corner of DN07, this might be a good place for circling the corner. You know it must be good for something with a cellphone tower so near by.

Restrictions: Signpost to limit your stay to 8 hours, no tents, no camps.
It sounds like a great place to spend the night in a car.

I-90 Winchester Wasteway, DN07ec44

Latitude Longitude
47.103380 -119.627510
Map Location Near city of Moses Lake, Grant County, WA, Altitude 2000
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Last update: 2001-08-23
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations DN07
Comments by: Lynn N7CFO

I-90 Winchester Wasteway 1

"Winchester Wasteway" - isn't that a lovely name for a rest stop?

I-90 rest stop at milepost 161 is open both eastbound and westbound, about 30 miles west of Moses Lake.

Unobstructed paths in all directions. Westbound rest area is one half mile east of eastbound rest stop and is on slightly higher ground.

Beverly-Burke, DN07aa70

Latitude Longitude
47.000000 -119.941145
Map Location Near city of Quincy, Grant County, WA, Altitude 1755
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Last update: 2012-06-10
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Beverly-Burke 1 Beverly-Burke 2 Beverly-Burke 3 Beverly-Burke 4 Beverly-Burke 5 Beverly-Burke 6 Beverly-Burke 7 Beverly-Burke 8

Beverly-Burke road is just off the I-90 freeway near Vantage and the Columbia River near the congruence of four grid squares. This nice hilltop offers both DN07 and DN06 together.

Note that DN06 Frenchman Hills is slightly higher and about a mile to the east. It might have better takeoff angles but following the roads to reach it will adds another fifteen minutes each way. I made a scouting trip and like this Beverly-Burke spot better.

On my way home westbound on I-90, on the long climb up to Ryegrass, it was interesting to see the giant blades from a wind turbine on a very long truck.

Monument Hill, DN07ch57

Latitude Longitude
47.322743 -119.787847
Map Location Near city of Quincy, Grant County, WA, Altitude 2882
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Last update: 2001-08-20
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations DN07
Comments by: Rod WE7X

Looks like a good spot on top of the big ridge north of Quincy. Could be useful for grid-circling on the corner of CN96-CN97 and DN06-DN07.

Good paths to south and east. The actual summit is gated, but the west, south, and east are wide open.

Driving directions: At the east end of Quincy go north on 9th Avenue SE
- It starts out going northeast then quickly goes due north
- Stay on the road which turns into P NW road
- One mile off highway 28 you will cross 11 NW Road
- Continue on another 5.1 miles to an intersection
- Stay to the right and continue on (you are going northeast)
- The road name changes to Monument Road
- Go another .5 miles (east) to another junction and continue on (don't go right)
- Go .4 miles to a road on the north side (your left) and turn north
- The top is just 1/10 mile off the road

Frenchman Hills, DN07ba10

Latitude Longitude
47.000100 -119.903100
Map Location Near city of Quincy, Grant County, WA, Altitude 1400
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Last update: 2012-06-10
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Frenchman Hills 1 Frenchman Hills 2 Frenchman Hills 3 Frenchman Hills 4

The DN07 side of the DN06-DN07 grid line through Frenchman Hills is down in the valley. I couldn't find a good open spot nearby; the big hill on the south will block most paths to Puget Sound.

I think it will be much better to work from DN07 Beverly-Burke a mile toward the west.
See also the high spot at DN06 Frenchman Hills nearby.

Near Miller Mtn, DN07ux16

Latitude Longitude
47.986173 -118.319900
Map Location Near city of Wellpinit, Stevens County, WA, Altitude 2336
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Last update: 2012-06-09
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Near Miller Mtn 1 Near Miller Mtn 2 Near Miller Mtn 3 Near Miller Mtn 4 Near Miller Mtn 5 Near Miller Mtn 6

I tried to reach Miller Mountain but took a wrong turn, and ended up a mile south from the peak. The roads were extremely muddy and slippery and I didn't want to chance getting stuck. This was good enough to activate DN07 and make some points in the June 2012 VHF contest, but it would be much better to actually reach the actual peak in DN08.

Note: From Hwy 25, turn onto "BIA Hwy 68". The name soon changes to "Miller Mountain Road". At a fork, turn right onto "BIA Hwy 68" again, even though it looks smaller and less travelled. The name soon changes back to "Miller Mountain Road". A local resident uses an ATV to reach the peak, which offers another 800 vertical feet and terrific view in all directions. These residents prefer that you do not park on the road I had taken since it's all private property, although no signposts say so.

Miller Mtn, DN07ux19

Latitude Longitude
47.997733 -118.322754
Map Location Near city of Wellpinit, Stevens County, WA, Altitude 3115
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Last update: 2012-06-09
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Whitestone Ridge and Miller Mountain are in the grid corner near Spokane and several other peaks such as Stensgar, Bare and Jumpoff Joe. This ridge spans the gridline and lends itself well to easily work from both DN08 and DN07. I sure hope it's driveable.

Whitestone Ridge, DN07rx98

Latitude Longitude
47.995321 -118.506260
Map Location Near city of Wellpinit, Stevens County, WA, Altitude 4760
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Last update: 2012-06-01
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Whitestone Ridge and Miller Mountain are in the grid corner near Spokane and several other peaks such as Stensgar, Bare and Jumpoff Joe. This ridge spans the gridline and lends itself well to easily work from both DN07 and DN08. I sure hope it's driveable.

Deer Mtn, DN07av10

Latitude Longitude
47.875742 -119.985087
Map Location Near city of Chelan, Chelan County, WA, Altitude 3300
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Last update: 2012-06-01
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

There is a thin sliver of Chelan County (a rare county) in DN07. And it happens to contain a broad ridge with sparse trees and a country road. This might be a good place to operate an HF contest (such as the 7th Call Area QSO Party on the first Saturday in May) and also operate a VHF station (every Sunday). I don't see a good campground nearby, but still...

I-90 Exit 206, DN07pc73

Latitude Longitude
47.096833 -118.686500
Map Location Near city of Moses Lake, Grant County, WA, Altitude 1780
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Last update: 2011-08-08
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

I-90 Exit 206 1 I-90 Exit 206 2 I-90 Exit 206 3 I-90 Exit 206 4

This location is one of the taller hills east of Moses Lake. There is easy access from I-90 (seen in the distance) and good parking from Koch Road on the north side of the freeway. Take Exit 206 and follow signs to "Mennonite Church" uphill on frontage road.

Excellent view in all directions, no trees or power lines, good height above average terrain. There should be good cellphone access from nearby tower. This is my favorite site so far.

Ritzville, DN07tc61

Latitude Longitude
47.090333 -118.365333
Map Location Near city of Ritzville, Adams County, WA, Altitude 1880
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Last update: 2011-08-08
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Ritzville 1 Ritzville 2 Ritzville 3

This small peak among the rolling wheat fields of eastern Washington offers good views in all directions with zero trees and blockage. This might be the spot that K7HPT used in the 2011 UHF contest where he worked me on Stepto and Gabor in BC.

Drive on I-90 to Ritzville turn-off exit 220 and turn south for about a mile. You can work from a wide spot along WA-261, or there is a ellphone tower nearby on a slightly higher hill that might make a good operating location. However, better yet is DN07pc a few miles west.

I-90 Sprague Rest Area, DN07xh60

Latitude Longitude
47.294167 -118.032667
Map Location Near city of Sprague, Lincoln County, WA, Altitude 2050
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Last update: 2011-08-08
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

I-90 Sprague Rest Area 1 I-90 Sprague Rest Area 2 I-90 Sprague Rest Area 3 I-90 Sprague Rest Area 4

The I-90 westbound rest stop near Sprague in eastern Washington is centrally located between Spokane and Seattle. It has a good view south, east and southwest. However, a nearby hill blocks your view to north and west. Be sure to park in the trucker's area for a slightly better view.

This is probably a poor radio location; a slightly better choice is probably the Eastbound rest area. It's farther from the hill and you can use "car" parking.

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