The XRX Amateur Radio Club 2022 spring Fox Hunt is this Saturday, May 14.
This fox hunt will be mostly an on-foot hunt as we continue to maintain social distancing. The hunt will start at Webster Park – Webster, NY. We will meet at the SW parking area on the corner of Lake and Holt Roads.
Registration begins at 0900 local time. There will be at least 3, maybe 4 foxes – all on 2 meters. It should be fun for all experience levels and is a good way to practice your fox hunting techniques.
There will be walking involved, possibly as much as several miles during the event depending on how many foxes you search for. Areas of the park(s) have steep elevation changes, but we won’t place foxes anywhere that may involve unsafe climbing or descending. Hiking footwear is a plus.
An HT or scanner that receives 2 meters is all that is required to participate. Loop antennas, yagis, attenuators, etc are nice to have but not necessary. We have had a one person team with an HT and rubber-duckie come in first place in the past. When the signal is pegging the s-meter – remove/loosen the antenna, tune slightly off frequency, and use your body to determine direction.
Rules and additional information will be handed out at registration. We will meet for lunch around noon for wrap-up and socializing. Lunch location (and fox hunt hints) to be announced on the XRX 2M repeater @ 145.290 Mhz
~ Rich, K2RAH