A FREE E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT will take place at SBCC's West Campus
Parking Lot, on Sunday, July 29, from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, and Monday, July
30, from 12:00-5:00 PM. Any California resident, business, school, etc.,
is welcome to bring e-waste. Unwanted TV's, monitors, computers and
other electronic equipment can all be recycled. Drop off is FREE. For a
complete list of e-waste items accepted - and items that are not
accepted - go to www.noewaste.com or call toll free, (866) 335-3373. The
event is sponsored by Electronic Waste Management, a state-approved
Lake Los Carneros Park in Goleta, CA will be the site of southern
California's next international-style on-foot foxhunt on Saturday,
August 11, 2007. A ham radio license and knowledge of radio equipment
are not required. Bring the kids and grandkids, then go out on the
course with them!
This event is being hosted by Marvin Johnston KE6HTS. There will be
five fox transmitters on 146.565 MHz FM with international-rules
timing. 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. Some practice
transmitters may also be on the air for you to find.
The main 5-fox hunt begins at 10:30 AM. Hunters may start any time
until 12:30 PM. Courses close at 2 PM. Electronic scoring will be
used for the international-rules hunt. If you have an "e-stick," be
sure to bring it. There is a $5 fee to cover expenses related to the
use of Los Angeles Orienteering Club's e-punch equipment and maps.
There will be no charge to hunt the beginner transmitters.
Bring any 2-meter RDF "sniffing" gear you have. If you don't have
any, just bring your handi-talkie or scanner. If you don't have that,
come anyway, because a limited number of RDF sets will be available
for loan. Also be sure to bring anything you'll need while going
after those radio foxes, such as munchies, bottled water and
sunscreen. Bring your own compass, protractor and pencil if you plan
to use them for map marking. Make sure that all batteries are fresh.
Meet at the Stow House Parking Lot just off of Los Carneros Road.
>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
parking lot. There should be plenty of free parking. Look for the
orange-and-white orienteering flag. A map to help you get to the site
is at www.homingin.com
Special note: The annual Santa Barbara Hamfest takes place on Sunday,
the day after this ARDF event. There will be a flea market,
exhibitors, demonstrations, VE testing and contests, including the
famous transformer toss. Why not make a weekend of it?
Joe Moell K0OV
USA ARDF Coordinator
I have an 8-foot grid dish with 2.4 GHz feed that needs a new home
immediately, even if it's only temporary. This is a heavy duty aluminum
(relatively light) commercial antenna, suitable for any mountaintop or QTH.
For transport, the antenna breaks down to into two halves.
Do you know someone who needs such a fine antenna? How about a place to
store it until someone needs it? We would prefer for someone to pick it up
in Santa Barbara, but if that's not possible we might be able to deliver it.
The price is right: free if you pick it up or the cost of gas if we need to
deliver out of the area.
Please respond quickly. It needs a new home tomorrow!
Rod Fritz, 805-637-0985