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2016 United States ARDF Championships

Practice Event

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

  • Berry Spring Park and Preserve in Georgetown, Texas.
    Park entrance: 30.683193, -97.638688
    Tonkawa Pavilion: 30.685440, -97.642328
    Donkeys: 30.684862, -97.641620
    Berry Family Cemetery: 30.685726, -97.642008
  • Directions: The park entrance is located on County Road 152, east of State Highway 130. Although SH130 is a toll road, CR 152 connects to the non-toll frontage roads on either side of the main highway, from which you can get to/from Interstate Highway 35 without paying any tolls.


  • 10:00 AM Arrive and park at the Tonkawa Pavilion (large picnic shelter) in the center of the park. Signs will direct you from the park entrance. Competitors should bring their 3.5 MHz receivers with them. Competitor will pick up their competitor packets (waivers, bibs, whistles, T-shirts, etc.) at this time.
  • Lunch is not provided, but competitors are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunches with them. The park donkeys, Bob and Amigo, enjoy carrots and apples.
  • 11:00 AM First start. The practice event will be a full-length 3.5 MHz sprint course, complete with electronic timing controls and start/finish procedures.
  • 2:00 PM All runners in.
Berry Springs Park and Preserve

Map Notes

  • Safety Bearing: South to the creek, then east to County Road 152. Alternatively, the Tonkawa Pavilion is on a hill and is visible from many points in the park.
  • The Berry Springs Park and Preserve map will be 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 cm x 28 cm), landscape orientation, at 1:7500 scale with three (3) meter contours. Exclusion areas around the start and finish will be marked on the maps.
  • In the northeast corner of the park (to the right as you enter) is a reservable camping area. You should not need to go through the camp sites on the course.
  • The map for Berry Springs Park and Preserve was created in 2015-2016 by Jennifer Harker.

Course Setters Notes

  • Slow Control Transmitter Frequency: 3.510 MHz
  • Spectator/Homing Beacon Transmitter Frequency: 3.540 MHz
  • Fast Control Transmitter Frequency: 3.570 MHz

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