I want to thank everyone who attended the October Fox Hunt at OP Schnabel Park. We had eight people out hunting, and all 8 found the Fox.
Travis KI5TXG and his family were the first to find the Fox, full results posted on the leader boards.
The Fox Hunt will be on Saturday this month.
Saturday, 21 October, 0900 – 1200 at OP Schnabel Park
Here are the details for the October Fox Hunt.
We will have the next Fox Hunt at OP Schnabel Park on Saturday, 21 October, 0900 – 1200. Hud, W5ZBR, will be hiding the MicroFox (15mw) transmitting once a minute on 146.565Mhz.
Hunters may start anywhere in the park—no need to wait for the group. As soon as 0900 hits, you can begin 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.
If you are new or don’t have the equipment, you can meet me in the large parking lot at the center of the park. I will be there from 0900 – 1000, White Toyota Corolla with antennas and IL plates. GPS Cords: 29.53545, -98.64198 The meet-up location is marked on the map linked below.
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.
Park maps can be found at:
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.
Hud will monitor the AA5RO repeater 147.38 Pl 162.2 for talk-in and hints if needed. Tips will be provided after 1100 if requested. He will also be monitoring 147.435 if you can’t reach the repeater.
If you have any other questions, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need instructions on how to build a simple directional antenna to aid in direction finding, please navigate to www.n9eod.com