Slowly but surely we will be getting back to normal in spite of those
opposed to it :). We are still looking at setting a date for a
championship practice up at Mt Pinos with the date TBA. Right now, I'm
planning on 2M and 80M Classic courses, sprints, and FoxOring. This will
most likely be a Friday through Sunday event with arrivals on Thursday
hopefully in early July. McGill campground is open now, so that will be
the center of the events. And of course, full color orienteering maps
will be provided along with the optional and traditional Saturday
evening Tri-tip BBQ.
Lake Los Carneros Park in Goleta, CA will be the site of southern
California's next international-style on-foot foxhunt on Saturday, June
12, 2021. There is no charge for participation.
In addition to some easy two-meter fox transmitters just to help you
learn and test your equipment, there will be a beginner-level
international-rules course on the two-meter band, designed by Marvin
Johnston KE6HTS. One or more optional 80-meter fox transmitters 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. Full-color orienteering maps will be available.
For those who want to build RDF gear for use with their own two-meter
hand-held radios or scanners, Marvin will have kits for measuring-tape
yagis and active attenuators. There will be tools and soldering
stations for building.
If you want to build an antenna/attenuator kit, you must register in
advance. Send e-mail to Marvin (marvin(a)west.net) to pre-register and
get more information about equipment. If you already have equipment and
just want to hunt transmitters, you don't need to pre-register.
If it takes place, the building session will start at 9:00 AM. Please
be prompt. Transmitter hunting will begin about 10:00 AM. You may
start out on the courses at any time until 12 noon. Courses close at 2
PM. For those interested, we will meet at a local restaurant after all
the transmitters have been picked up for further discussion of ARDF.
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. Ham radio talk-in is on the WB6OBB
repeater, 147.000(+) PL 131.8.
Joe Moell K0OV