We’re having our fall Fox Hunt next Saturday, October 13 at 9:00AM. Pat Welch (KD2PER) and I (K2OID) will be the hunt masters. Current plans are for a four fox hunt with all four foxes able to be heard from the starting location. The foxes may be found in any order. Each Fox will have numbered tickets. Be sure to take the highest number ticket from each. Your score will be the sum of the numbers on your tickets.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
We hope to see you on the 13th.
73 – Bob, K2OID
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Preload you HT! Fox Frequencies: Fox #1, 146.565MHz Fox #2, 144.280MHz Fox #3, 145.650MHz Fox #4, 147.500MHz
Announcing the XRX Radio Club Fall Fox Hunt Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 The XRX Radio club’s annual Fall Fox Hunt (radio direction finding) is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th. The hunt will start from the Webster Recreation Center parking lot, 1350 Chiyoda Drive in Webster. Please check the club website (xarc.us/) for any last minute updates. Registration is 9:00AM with the hunt to begin at approximately 9:30AM. The planned contest run time is between 9:30 and 11:30 with lunch and awards at a local restaurant to follow.
The hunt is free (except for lunch) and open to all amateur’s regardless of club affiliation or previous experience. Most of us hunt in teams of two or three. Many teams (including the winners of the last hunt) aren’t formed until the day of the hunt. Novice hunters will be linked up with experienced hunters if they wish. If you’re new to foxhunting, all you need to get started is a radio capable of receiving 2 meters. Fox hunting is challenging and fun. We hope you can join us.
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On Saturday May 12, the XARC hosted their annual spring fox hunt in Webster and Penfield NY. The hunt began at the Holt Road Wegmans, with three foxes being hidden. While it was pouring early that day, mother nature coooperated and the weather broke and we had a rain free hunt. We had a fantastic turn out with 7 teams participating in the hunt!
Fox 1 (at .5 watts) was in Milton Case Park, in the village of Webster, which is a small and not easy to find park that takes up a small plot of real estate.
Fox 2 (at 6 watts) was hidden in the 1000 Acre Swap Preserve near the Penfield Ambulance Base. Due to the power of this fox, and the locations close proximity to Harris Whalen Park, many hunters spent some time in the Harris park before finding Fox 2 at the Swamp location.
Fox 3 (at .5 watts) was hidden in Rothfuss Park in Penfield.
After the final fox was found team members met at Hooligans East Side grill to enjoy some lunch and review the day.
Rookie Team honors went to the all rookie teams of:
Luke Hawley – KD2OJV and Paul Adamides KD2PII
Joe Merolillo – K2ZX, Mike Happell – W3MJH, Larry Brightenfield – W2LB, and Doug Bower – W2GT
Long Distance went to:
Bill Ackroyd WA2UFQ and his wife all the way up from Dryden, NY
First place went to:
John Dickason – N2JAC, Bob Karz, – K2OID, and Rookie Paw Welch – KD2PER
Secend went to Brian Donovan – K2AS, and Rookie Austin Chudyk -KD2OYZ
Third went to:
Rich Hull – K2RAH, and Fred Donahue – W3MUD
A special thanks goes to co-huntmasters K2WEK – Bill Kurrasch and KC2GTO – Paul Kurrasch for their hard work in getting the event setup and run.
Also, thanks to Joe Merolillo – K2ZX and the ROC City net guys for promoting the hunt on the 2 and 80 meter Sunday night and Wednesday night Roc City Net.
The next hunt will be hosted by the XARC in October of 2018. The the winners – Bob K., Jon D., and Pat W. get to organize and execute what will surely be an exciting event.