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AE5TE

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Contributor I

90
Hobbs NM
First Name
David
Last Name
Robson
Ham Callsign
AE5TE
Hello all my name is Dave callsign AE5TE and first of all I want to tip my hat to TahoePPV for telling me about this forum. I am originally from the beach in western Oregon where I did a lot of off roading when I was younger. Now I am retired with some health challenges, trying to get some new adventures under my belt while I'm still somewhat able. I just bought a new traveling setup consisting of a 2021 Sundance Ultralight riding behind a new to me 2018 F150 XLT 4WD Supercrew with Coyote power, Texas Edition. My wife and I are on the shakedown cruise at this moment, traveling from New Mexico through the southwest and ultimately to our old stomping grounds in Oregon. Along the way we are assessing our abilities and trying to determine what we may need in order to make our travels more enjoyable. For instance I use oxygen equipment and I can already tell my concentrators need upgrading, and I'll probably need to add some kind of terrain friendly mobility scooter. Here is our rig as it sits today:
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Prerunner1982

US Southwest Region Member Rep
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2,902
Navina, Oklahoma
First Name
Jon
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16274

Hello David, welcome from Oklahoma. I'm originally from Lubbock but I spent much of my childhood in Hobbs, my family has been there since the 40s. What brought you there?

You are in the Southwest Region. Check out the Southwest Region sub-forum for local information and involvement opportunities.
Here is the link to the forum calendar and Meet-Up event page: Overland Bound Meetups.

I am one of the SW Region Member Reps so if you have any questions let me know.
If you are on Facebook feel free to join us there as well, Overland Bound – Southwest.
 
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Prerunner1982

US Southwest Region Member Rep
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Traveler III

2,902
Navina, Oklahoma
First Name
Jon
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Also I see you are a ham, we have a weekly Friday evening Echolink net. If you don't have access to an Echolink/Allstar/DMR enabled repeater in Hobbs USA you can use the Echolink app, many of us do.

When: 17:30 PST, 20:30 EST, 01:30 UTC
OB Rally Point: https://www.overlandbound.com/event/ham-radio-weekly-net-2/

Where: Our net is graciously hosted by the Starlink White Mountain Repeater System group. Below is the current list of of nodes, hubs, repeaters, and links which get us on the air each Friday. For more information please visit their website at White Mountain Repeater Association .

Echolink
Conference Node 357087 (Starlink)

You may also connect through the following:
Allstar HUB Node 49842 Los Angeles, CA (Main Hub)
Allstar HUB Node 41050 Dallas, TX
Allstar HUB Node 49964 Atlanta, GA
Allstar HUB Node 49420 Los Angeles, CA
Allstar HUB Node 41120 Dallas, TX
Allstar HUB Node 49421 Atlanta, GA

DMR
DMR Reflector XLX830 Module (C) K4CEG
DMR Reflector XLX830 Module (D) AB5JK
Brandmeister DMR Bridge 3124829
Brandmeister DMR Bridge 3148905

Repeaters and Links:
KE6GVK 147.570 CLOSED Saint Johns, AZ
KE6GVK 223.420 PL 100.0 Saint Johns, AZ
K7RFX 145.550 PL 127.3 Tuscon, AZ
KJ7NWP 147.500 PL 127.3 Red Rock, AZ
KG7NVF 145.590 PL 127.3 Mesa, AZ
WB6IZC 446.800 PL 186.2 Temecula, CA
KS6R 223.650 PL 156.7 Long Beach CA
K6SIG 443.800 PL 156.7 La Habra, CA
AB5JK 146.620 PL 100.0 Uvalde, TX
AB5JK 444.600 PL 162.2 Uvalde, TX

Live Streaming Audio: (Anyone may listen in)

White Mountain Repeater Association
 
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Kent R

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Off-Road Ranger I

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El Dorado, Ca
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
Member #

1632

Ham Callsign
K6KNT
Hello all my name is Dave callsign AE5TE and first of all I want to tip my hat to TahoePPV for telling me about this forum. I am originally from the beach in western Oregon where I did a lot of off roading when I was younger. Now I am retired with some health challenges, trying to get some new adventures under my belt while I'm still somewhat able. I just bought a new traveling setup consisting of a 2021 Sundance Ultralight riding behind a new to me 2018 F150 XLT 4WD Supercrew with Coyote power, Texas Edition. My wife and I are on the shakedown cruise at this moment, traveling from New Mexico through the southwest and ultimately to our old stomping grounds in Oregon. Along the way we are assessing our abilities and trying to determine what we may need in order to make our travels more enjoyable. For instance I use oxygen equipment and I can already tell my concentrators need upgrading, and I'll probably need to add some kind of terrain friendly mobility scooter. Here is our rig as it sits today:
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Welcome to Overland Bound
Thats quite a Base Camp you are towing there. I sometimes tow my jeep with a motor home its great for really bad weather.
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
You are in the Southwest Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY
The closest Member Representative is @Prerunner1982
Quick adult & youthTread Lightly online awareness course.
Tread Lightly | Online Courses
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
 

AE5TE

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Contributor I

90
Hobbs NM
First Name
David
Last Name
Robson
Ham Callsign
AE5TE
... What brought you there?...
I worked in the construction equipment business and things got tough on the west coast in 2008-2009. Meanwhile the oil field was starting to take off and I had contacts in the area that got me hooked into that and it paid off pretty well for me for a decade. Now I guess what's keeping me there is a paid off mortgage and relatively low taxes. And if you know Hobbs you know it leans toward the gritty side, what folks seem to treasure most here is being left alone and for the most part the powers that be oblige. After a lifetime in western Oregon I kind of like that.
 

Prerunner1982

US Southwest Region Member Rep
Member

Traveler III

2,902
Navina, Oklahoma
First Name
Jon
Last Name
B
Member #

16274

Figured it was the casino or the oil. Oil was very good to my family as well for awhile anyways.