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Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:57 PM -0800
From: Orv Beach via ARRLSB <arrlsb(a)mailman.qth.net>
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Subject: [ARRLSB] SK's QTH Aftermath
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This article is only peripherally related to ham radio, but it's a
fascinating article about what happened to Mike ("Jug") Jogoleff, WA6MBZ's
QTH in Santa Barbara after he became a Silent Key in 2017 -
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Just a reminder for the ARDF practice tomorrow (Saturday) at Lake Los
Carneros. The weather forecast shows there will probably be some rain
tonight, but it should be done by about 4AM.
Lake Los Carneros Park in Goleta, CA will be the site of southern
California's next international-style on-foot foxhunting session on
Saturday, February 9. A ham radio license and knowledge of radio
equipment are not required. Experts will be on hand to teach you the
basic techniques of on-foot radio direction-finding (RDF). Bring the
kids and grandkids, then go out on the course with them!
There is no charge for participation. 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 to beginners.
Besides some easy two-meter fox transmitters 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. If you need
some one-on-one help to get started at finding transmitters, just ask.
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. Also available is an assembled and tested
assembly that includes the power switch, BNC connector, housing and
battery, ready to install as the tape measure beam is built. There will
be tools and soldering stations for building. If you're not an
electronic technician, don't worry because there will be experts to help
If you want to build an antenna/attenuator kit, you must register in
advance.& nbsp; 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. Look for the orange-and-white
orienteering flag. The hunt start will probably be in the parking lot.
If that is too crowde d, we will move to a nearby picnic area.
Ham radio talk-in is on the WB6OBB repeater, 147.000(+) PL 131.8. If
heavy rain is forecasted, check this site on February 8 for possible
For your GPS navigation system: 300 North Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA
Joe Moell K0OV