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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....


    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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