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2016 United States ARDF Championships

Fox-Oring Competition

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Start Area
  • 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 this time.
  • 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.
Dana Peak Park

Map Notes

  • 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.

Send comments to: Ken Harker WM5R wm5r@wm5r.org
Last updated: 17 April 2016