Note: it is too late to order kits since I won't have time to get them
together for Saturday. But the hunt should be a lot of fun. We typically
go out to dinner (Golden Corral kind of across the street from
Schabarum) after all is done and the transmitters, etc have been pick up.
Weatherman says rain on Friday but clearing out for Saturday, so we're
still planning on our ARDF session at Schabarum Regional Park near
Rowland Heights. If you want to build a measuring-tape beam and/or
attenuator for two meters, you need to register with Marvin Johnston
KE6HTS (marvin(a)west.net) right away so he will have the kits there for
you. Otherwise, just come on out and enjoy the transmitter hunting,
including some easy two-meter transmitters set by Joe Moell K0OV and a
5-fox two-meter international-rules course of moderate-to-advanced
difficulty, set by Marvin. One or more fox transmitters on the 80-meter
band may also be set up to try.
If it takes place, the kit-building session will start at 9:30 AM.
Please be prompt. Beginner transmitters will be on the air at that
time. The main 5-fox hunt will start about 10:30 AM. Hunters may start
the courses at any time until 1 PM. Courses close at 3 PM.
The starting point for the full ARDF course will be in a remote part of
the park, so if you plan to take on that course, please arrive at the
gathering area before 10 AM so we can transport that group to the
starting point and do starts at five-minute intervals. Beginners will
start from the gathering area and will not need to be transported.
Trails are primitive in some areas of the park, so wear sturdy shoes.
All ages are welcome, but young children must be accompanied by an adult
at all times.
Schabarum Regional Park is on the south side of Colima Road, just east
of Azusa Avenue in Hacienda Heights. (Thomas Guide 678-G4) There is a
vehicular entry fee for the park, so carpooling would be a good idea.
Upon passing through the entry gate, drive south (straight ahead, don't
turn right) and continue to the end of the road (about 0.7 mile). Call
K0OV on 146.52 MHz simplex if you have trouble finding the gathering
area within the park.
Joe Moell K0OV