[TexasARDF] [ARDF] ARDF champs travel notes
Kenneth E. Harker
kenharker at kenharker.com
Mon May 5 20:05:52 PDT 2008
I must confess that neither Jen nor I use 2M or 70cm FM very often,
if ever. What I can find on the web suggests that one of the main Bastrop
repeaters is W5QXH 443.75 +5 (114.8 Hz CTCSS tone, in & out). I'd also
suggest that 146.52 MHz simplex would be fine.
On Mon, May 05, 2008 at 06:45:21PM -0700, Paul Gruettner wrote:
> Is there a local repeater or simplex frequency that will be used for call-in?
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Kenneth E. Harker <kenharker at kenharker.com>
> To: texasardf at texasardf.org; ardf at kkn.net
> Sent: Sunday, May 4, 2008 10:50:43 PM
> Subject: [ARDF] ARDF champs travel notes
> For those of you travelling to Austin for the 2008 United States
> ARDF Championsips, here are some travel notes:
> * To get to Bastrop from the airport, exit to SH-71 east. SH-71 is
> not limited access most of the way to Bastrop.
> * The neighborhood to the north and east of the airport is not the best.
> Prior to its development as a commercial airport, Bergstrom was an
> Air Force base, so the area immediately around it has never been a
> high-rent district. East of the SH-130 interchange (currently under
> construction), the drive gets to be rural quickly.
> * There is some construction east of the airport where SH-130 is being
> built. It's mainly lane shifts and shouldn't slow you down too much.
> * A large, multi-panel hologram is hanging above the doors leaving Baggage
> Claim Area 3 toward the street. The hologram was made by a local company
> named Zebra Imaging. I worked for Zebra in the 1999-2000 timeframe
> when that hologram was made in their Pflugerville facility.
> * The airport Hilton, a distinctively round building north of the main
> loop road to/from the terminal, was once the headquarters building for
> Bergstrom Air Force Base.
> * The cheapest gasoline in the area is a Shell station on the westbound
> side of SH-71 just east of the Travis County/Bastrop County line. Today's
> price: $3.43/gallon. In Bastrop proper, it was between $3.45 and $3.53.
> * The town of Bastrop has a low power AM broadcast station on 530 AM that
> may or may not have anything useful to say about goings-on in town next
> weekend. KLBJ 590 AM has news, weather, and traffic (although it won't
> cover Bastrop traffic unless there's a MAJOR accident). KGSR 107.1 FM
> is the best example of Austin-style music on the radio.
> * The ten day weather forecasts currently predicts high temperatures of
> 92F, 92F, and 91F for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with partly sunny
> to mostly sunny conditions. You can expect on-course temperatures into
> the mid-80s in that case. In central Texas, the daily high temperature
> tends to occur around 5PM.
> * We strongly recommend that you carry water or sports drink with you on
> the course to stay hydrated. Everyone is also encouraged to bring
> sunscreen. There are only a few spots in the park with flying insects;
> in general, insect repellant is not needed.
> * If you stop in at Cindy's Gone Hog Wild, ask about the Whisky Myers band.
> Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
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Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
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