I want to thank everyone who did the Fox Hunt yesterday at McAllister Park. We had eight people I know of out hunting and five that found the Fox.
Hud, W5ZBR was the first to find the Fox and will be hiding the Fox in September. Also, Chris KK4SNY, Crissy K5RUF, Karl K5OEL, and Lloyd KF5ZHW all found the Fox. Oscar AI5AG, Oscars brother Gabriel, and Joseph N5JYQ gave a valiant effort and will find the Fox next time.
Sunday, 28 August, 0900 – 1200 at McAllister Park
We will try a Fox Hunt again at McAllister Park on Sunday, 28 August, 0900 – 1200. I will be hiding the MicroFox (15mw), and it will be transmitting once a minute on 146.565Mhz.
Hunter’s starting point is any parking lot for the park. No need to wait for the group. As soon as 0900 hits, you can start hunting. If you can’t be there at 0900, that’s ok. The hunt will continue after the first person finds it. The Fox will still be transmitting and hidden till 1200.
Please consider bringing non-hams out with you—especially kids who really seem to enjoy this activity. Fox Hunting is an excellent event for newcomers to radio as it doesn’t require a transmitter to find the Fox.
Those that find the Fox will need to follow the instructions on the card with the Fox to get credit. The first person to find it will get the option to hide the Fox next month.
I will monitor the AA5RO repeater 147.38 Pl 162.2 for talk-in and hints if needed. Tips will be provided after 1100. I will also be monitoring 147.435 if you can’t reach the repeater.
If you have any other questions, please let me know at email@example.com.
If you need instructions on how to build a simple directional antenna to aid in direction finding, please navigate to www.n9eod.com