CVARC Foxhunt in October-November 2019

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    KC1DPM
    Participant

    At the meeting last week, I discussed the possibility of organizing a club foxhunt for the end of the month or in early November. We have some college-aged soon-to-be hams that may be interested in joining as well. The tentative plan is as follows:
    – Operate the ‘fox’ in the 2-meter band
    – Organize the hunt within a single VT county (Washington) or town
    – Host a club event building antennas and/or step attenuators to aid in direction-finding

    Please reach out if you are interesting in joining in on the fun! Respond to this post or contact us via email to be a part of the planning team.

    73,
    -Patrick, KC1DPM
    CVARC President

    #545

    jpmvt
    Participant

    Sounds fun, though I’m not at all familiar with this type of event. If I’m around/can plan to be around I’ll be in.

    John
    KC1LAY

    #546

    WS3RVO
    Participant

    I would be willing to help out. This sounds like a fun event!

    -Dillon

    #548

    KC1DPM
    Participant

    Hi John,

    A fox hunt is essentially a game of “find the hidden transmitter”. People use direction-finding techniques to locate the ‘fox’. We have many people in the club with a wealth of experience and knowledge on DF-ing, so I’m sure we could put an info session together if you’re up for it.

    #549

    jpmvt
    Participant

    I’ll definitely join in if I’m able to plan for the date. The club event for antenna building also caught my eye—I’m starting to study up for the General exam and thinking about an HF rig, and the antenna topic in general is a bit baffling to me. Any exposure would probably be a good start, regardless of what type of antenna/use.

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