The XRX Amateur Radio held our spring Fox Hunt on Saturday May 17th. The skies looked as if it might rain at any minute, but only a couple of short sprinkles were felt. Five teams took part in the hunt, with the only solo effort this time being Chris KC2VCK.
Four 2 meter FM transmitters were hidden for this hunt. Fox #1 was located off a trail in Gosnells Woods near Vosberg Road in West Webster. It was at the top of a ridge and surrounded by some deep gulleys and ended up being quite a challenge, even for experienced hunters. Fox #2 was running a bit more power, and was not too far away at Irondequoit Bay Marine Park. This site was not that difficult, as it was bounded by Irondequoit on one side and a road on the other, but the route coming from the other side of the bay is a bit roundabout. So to speak. Fox #3 was on a hill off Orchard Park Blvd in Irondequoit Bay Park West. Fox #4 was at the southern end of the bay, just a couple hundred yards into Lucien Morin Park, and conveniently located by McGregors.
First place went to the father and son duo of Bill Kurrasch K2WEK and Paul Kurrasch KC2GTO. 2nd place went to Jon Dickason N2JAC and Bob Karz K2OID. 3rd place went to Chris Warner KC2VCK.
Though this hunt ended up being more difficult than anticipated, I think every team found at least one fox, and probably learned what not to do next time! See you again this autumn.