Our Fox Hunt on Saturday, August 1, 2020 was our first in months due to COVID-19. Tom, KG5JIT, hid the fox, and Rick, KJ5UY, located it. The next hunt will be September 12, same time and location!
What is a Fox Hunt? Also known as direction finding (DFing), in the amateur radio hobby it is searching for a hidden transmitter. Sometimes it becomes necessary to locate radio signals that are causing interference. These transmitter hunts help operators learn to find the offending source. Some hunts are pedestrian and held in local parks, others can be mobile and cover a large area. They are fun and train amateurs in a skill that is very useful. We try to conduct a hunt once a month. We use the Monday night net, as well as this site and our Facebook and Twitter pages, to give information about the next scheduled hunt.
This is a 2-meter Fox Hunt at a frequency of 146.525 MHz. It also helps if you have a dual-band handie-talkie set to the 3rd harmonic of 439.695 MHz for when you get close to the Fox. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate to improve your radio frequency direction finding skills.