Category Archives: Fox Hunting

XARC 2022 Spring Fox Hunt

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

XARC Spring Fox Hunt 2021

The XRX Amateur Radio Club spring 2021 Fox Hunt is this Saturday, May 8, 2021.

This fox hunt will be an on-foot only hunt as we continue to maintain social distancing a little longer. The hunt will be held at Ellison Park. We will meet at the parking area on Blossom Road . There are two parking areas fairly close together, but we will be at the one closer to Landing Road, near the Orchard Grove pavillion.

Registration begins at 9AM. 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 1 – 2 miles during the event, depending on how many foxes you search for. Ellison Park is rather on the low side, so I can’t guarantee it won’t be wet in some spots, but we will attempt to avoid waterlogged areas. Parts of the park have steep elevation changes, but we won’t place foxes anywhere that may involve unsafe climbing or descending. But hiking footware is a plus.

An HT or scanner that receives 2 meters is all that is required to participate. Loop antennas, yagis, attenuators are nice to have, but not necessary. We have had a 1 person team with an HT with a rubber-duckie come in first place in the past. When the signal is pegging the s-meter, remove the antenna, and tune slightly off frequency, and use your body to determine direction.

Rules and additional info – click link.

Fall 2020 XARC Fox Hunt

Folks,

We’re announcing our fall 2 Meter Fox Hunt Saturday, November 7th at Mendon Ponds Park.

All four foxes will be within walking distance of the start, so there will be no driving involved. This will enable participants to be far enough apart to be Covid-19 safe. Nevertheless we will require everyone to have (and use) a mask.

Tentatively the hunt will start from the Canfield Road parking lot. Registration will be at 9:00 AM with the hunt starting at 9:30. We ask everyone to bring a lunch. After the hunt we plan to meet at one of the shelters for awards. The rain date for the hunt will be November 14th.

The hunt is free and opened to everyone. You can hunt alone or with a team (so long as you obey Covar-19 distancing requirements).

Frequencies and hunt rules will be distribute in about a week.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

We hope you can join us.

73

Bob Karz, K2OID
Ned Asam, W2NED

Hunt Masters

Spring 2019 XARC Fox Hunt

Greetings,

The XARC Spring Fox Hunt will be held…

  • On Saturday, May 11.
  • We will meet at 9:00AM for registration and instructions.
  • At the Perinton Community Center on Turk Hill Rd.
  • Plan to gather at the north end of the north most parking lot.
  • The hunt will begin at 9:30 am

The hunt will feature multiple 2 meter FoxMitters (hidden transmitters), all on different frequencies. All FoxMitters will be able to be heard from the Community Center parking lot, and will be within a 5 mile radius of the start point.

All you really need is a 2 meter handheld. If this is your first hunt, we can arrange for you to go with a more experienced hunter.

The goal is to have fun. Plan to join the hunters for lunch after the hunt — usually at about 12:30. The location for the lunch will be announced.
See you there…

Regards,
Ned, W2NED