Belmont Park, Orange, California Simplex Site Survey

Belmont Park is located on the corner of Somerset Street and Via Escola in Orange, California.  It is open from 5AM to 11PM. There are a few street parking spots.

This park could be used as a strategic point-to-point relay between this area and Coastal Peak Park in Newport Beach, California 15 miles due south. 

This spot is also a good simplex relay station for other stations located in Orange, Tustin, Santa Ana, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Irvine. Below is a map of the line of sight coverage from Belmont Park. The actual coverage …

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Can You Find Us? Fox Hunt Monday 3/16

On Monday, March 16, 2020, my wife Julie and I will be the foxes hiding in a 93 square mile area of northeastern Orange County.

We will be within these boundaries:

  • East of the 57 freeway.
  • Generally South of Carbon Canyon Regional Park and Chino Hills State Park.
  • West of the 241 and 261 toll roads.
  • West of Santiago Oaks Regional Park and Irvine Regional Park.
  • North of the 5 freeway.

We will begin transmitting tones on the input frequency of the OCRACES repeater which is 146.295 MHz (136.5 Hz PL), beginning at about 7:20 PM following the OCRACES weekly …

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ISS SSTV Transmissions April 1-2, 2019

If you’re in the Southern California area, tune your ham radio to frequency 145.800 between 10PM to 10:15PM PST and have your mobile app ready to listen for a chance at capturing SSTV images from cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station. The satellite moves quickly from the north just above Oregon to the south near Houston, Texas.

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