Locked Re: Fox Hunt

Peter Carpenter


There's a ham here in Delaware that's interested in fox hunting, so I'll pass the specs on the micro fox along to him. Good hunding! Pete, KC3MVS

On Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 08:45:18 PM EDT, Travis Few <tfew@...> wrote:

We will try a Fox Hunt again at McAllister Park on Saturday, 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.


Park maps can be found at https://www.sanantonio.gov/Portals/0/Files/Parks/hike-bike/McAllister%20Park%20Trails.pdf?ver=2021-01-12-153950-147


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 n9eod@....


If you need instructions on how to build a simple directional antenna to aid in direction finding, please navigate to www.n9eod.com


Travis Few
Ham Shack Hotline:  6100000866
Hams Over IP:  100214

Pete Carpenter
KC3MVS@..., carpenter_pj@...

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