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Fox Hunt Sat Jan 23

  • 24 Jan 2021 1:03 PM
    Reply # 10011613 on 9885186
    Patrick (Administrator)

    I would like to say a great big thank you to Doug VE6CID, Alan VE6DE, and Dave for all of their work and time spent on the event. 
    It was beautiful weather and we had a chance to educate LOTS of tourists about what the heck we were up to.  That is a busy park.

    I read somewhere that there were 24 participants.  

    It was sure an eye opener to see how difficult it is to locate a signal in less than optimum conditions. 
    It was also obvious to me that it is important to know your equipment. I think that I need to spend more time just using my handhelds so that I can program them and use them without a lot of researching the manual. 
    There were a number of us that were first timers and were sure learning about listening for the beeps and what happens when 2 beacons overlap their transmissions.  
    It is all good learning and experience. 

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  • 21 Jan 2021 10:31 PM
    Reply # 9917648 on 9885186

    More Fox hunt news; Bring a Compass, ruler pencil, and a clipboard,More Fox Hunt help. Well some more news,  Don't forget to bring a paper-clip, if you have a antenna with a SMA well a very thin piece of wire.

    What's that for::  well when you get close to the fox your antenna is to powerful,  so what you do is put a small wire, or paperclip in the connector and hold the radio close to your body.  Using your body as a attenuator.


    1 pm meet test on site this saturday. near playground at

    confederation part. across street from baseball diamonds.

    1:30 ish head out for a walk and find the fox's O did i say more then 1.....

    Do you know CW. 1 2 3 or fox 1 2 3 ...


    know your radio how to program a simplex frequency

    the fox might change frequency.

    set frequency to 5k vfo. that way you can check up and down quick....

    Rules:

    follow Covid rules your self.

    Say 10 feet away. first in area where fox is has 10 feet.

    Main RULE: Have fun. help each other at a distance.


    Take some pictures please.  

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    Last modified: 21 Jan 2021 10:44 PM | Doug Howard
  • 20 Jan 2021 11:19 PM
    Reply # 9886313 on 9885186

    FOX HUNT or Radio direction finding event this weekend. Well some extra equipment became available because of Scout's VE6JAM, Al wanted the internal batteries changed in 8 of his radios. Tonight I did that. These radios matched with Tape measure Yagi's Al has , Well we can now have some spare equipment for the Fox hunt. LOANERS. Just a FYI. All work, one has a weak front end but is perfect for this fox hunt.  first come first to use.  

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  • 20 Jan 2021 12:31 PM
    Message # 9885186
    Patrick (Administrator)

    Here is a picture of the Fox transmitter we will be using on Saturday's Fox Hunt, thanks to Al VE6DE.

    Also I have some spare tape measure yagi’s and radios if someone wants to come and join in. My wife VE6SEV will be coming to. Up to you .

    Doug VE6CID


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