2016 United States ARDF Championships
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Location: Dana Peak Park
on Stillhouse Hollow Lake in Harker Heights, Texas.
Park entrance: 31.034376, -97.622860
Fee Station: 31.028608, -97.605616
Parking lot: 31.017778, -97.6072124
Comanche Gap Pavilion: 31.017386, -97.606597
Directions: The most direct route to the park is to turn
south on Comanche Gap Road from FM 2410 in Harker Heights. Comanche
Gap Road has been undergoing a resurfacing project outside of the park
this winter and spring, and while it should mostly be done by the day of
our competition, there may be some construction work still ongoing. You
will drive a ways into the park before you get to the gatehouse where
you will pay the entrance fee.
Park Entrance Fee: Competitors and other guests will be
responsible for paying their own park entrance fees. The fee is $5 per
car, so car-pooling will help save everyone money.
8:30 AM Competitors arrive and park at Comanche Gap
Pavilion (large group picnic shelter.) Competitors should bring 3.5 MHz
receivers with them. Note: there is no equipment impound for this
competition. Competitor who did not pick up their competitor packets
(waivers, bibs, whistles, T-shirts, etc.) on Wednesday can do so at
9:00 AM First start. There will be a 120 minute time
limit for this competition.
Lunch is not provided.
1:00 PM All competitors have finished.
Safety Bearing: South to the lake shore.
The Dana Peak Park map will be 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 cm x 28 cm),
portrait orientation, at 1:10000 scale with three (3) meter contours.
Exclusion areas around the start and finish will be marked on the maps.
We have three versions of this map that we use, depending on the lake
water level. We will be using the version that most closely matches
the current lake conditions (full) but there may be slight differences
between the map and the actual shoreline. Those differences will not
impact the courses.
The map for Dana Peak Park was created in 2013 by Nancy Bowers with
some field checking in the spring of 2016.
Course Setters Notes
Control Transmitter Frequency: 3.579 MHz
Homing Transmitter Frequency: 3.510 MHz
There is very little shade at this park, even by Texas standards, so
wearing a hat is recommended.