Fox Hunting Information
Due to the social distancing rules in effect, the club is not scheduling Fox Hunts. However, some club members have been participating in hunts on Saturdays. These hunts are announced on the email reflector.
The results of the first dozen hunts has been very good. We've had up to fourteen hunters find the Fox. A variety of antenna types have been successful.
The club Facebook Group has photos from each of the hunts. We can also use the club email reflector to share ideas.
There are two main methods of Fox Hunting - Directional Antennas, such as a Yagi, and the 'Doppler', or 'Time Difference of Arrival' method. Hunters often use a three element 'Tape Measure' Yagi and an HT with a good S meter. Even simpler antennas, such as a dipole, can lead to success.
For those with pretty sharp Fox Hunting skills, the Bears of Manchester, CT hide a 2 watt 'Fox Box', which can be searched for at any time. The box is activated by transmitting a PL tone and a DTMF '1'. The Bears have an email reflector to stay in touch.
Given our success these past few months, our group is likely to build a Fox Box as well.
The links below will get you to information about direction finders and Fox Hunts, including our own.
Here are some links to Fox Hunting Information
NZ1J 'Doppler' RDF