Note: I don't plan on having an antenna building workshop at this event
although I will have a kit or two available if anyone is interested.
Lake Los Carneros Park in Goleta, CA will be the site of southern
California's next international-style on-foot foxhunt, starting about
10:00 AM. Hunters may start the courses at any time until 1 PM.
Courses close at 3 PM. There is no charge for participation.
Besides some easy fox transmitters to help you learn and test your
equipment, there will be a international-rules course on the two-meter
band. There will also be a foxoring course on the 80 meter band. You
can try any of the courses as your available time allows. An optional
80-meter fox transmitter may also be on the air. The site area is
slightly less than 140 acres. It is relatively flat, making it a good
site for foxtailers of all skill levels. If you need some one-on-one
help to get started at finding transmitters, just ask. Full-color
orienteering maps will be available.
If you have receivers, scanners, directional antennas, attenuators, or
other equipment suitable for on-foot RDF, be sure to bring it. Make
sure all batteries are fresh. A limited amount of RDF gear will be
available for loan.
Directions to Lake Los Carneros: From US 101 about 8 miles west of
downtown Santa Barbara, take the Los Carneros Road exit, head north
about 1/4 mile and turn right into the Stow House parking lot. There
should be plenty of free parking. Look for the orange-and-white
orienteering flag. Ham radio talk-in is on the WB6OBB repeater,
147.000(+) PL 131.8.
Joe Moell K0OV