Fox Hunt (Radio Direction Finding)

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  • SFARC runs monthly Fox Hunts where members hone skills locating hidden transmitters. Fox Hunting skills are not only fun but may be useful in situations where a transmitter needs to be located (e.g. search & rescue or tracking down interference).

    Fox Hunts are a fun outdoor activity. Regional hunts may involve driving around and taking bearings with a Yagi to triangulate on a hidden transmitter. Low-power hunts may involve walking through parks  & neighborhoods to find one or more hidden transmitters. Fox hunt equipment ranges from simple TOA (time of arrival) devices, yagi antennas, and or doppler techniques.

    SFARC has equipment for anyone to borrow > CLICK HERE

    An amateur radio license is not required to participate.

    Learn more about running a Fox Hunt by CLICKING HERE

    For more information, contact Fox Hunt coordinators Greydon (KC6SLE) or Doug (W2VX) using the form below.

Fox Hunt Follow-Up



Upcoming Fox Hunts

  • April 27, 2024: Roseville Area / Tender: Chris & Jaxon (N6CTC)

    The next SFARC Fox Hunt will be Saturday April 27, 2024, in Roseville.  Our Fox Hunt Tenders will be Chris N6CTC and his son Jaxon.  Thank you to Chris and Jaxon for stepping up this month.

    Our pre-Fox Hunt meeting will start at 9:15 AM in the Dunkin Donut parking lot, 5010 Foothill Blvd, in Roseville.  The Fox will be on 146.535 mHz and be turned on at approximately 9:30 AM.  The Fox Tenders and Hunters will be on Tac 1, 147.570 mHz.

    The Fox Hunt boundaries are:

    North – Sunset Blvd. west of Athens Ave.

    East – HWY 65 and Washington Blvd.

    West – Fiddyment Rd.

    South – Baseline Road and Main St.

    Hope to see many of you on Saturday April 27 for a fun family friendly time.


Foxhunt Guidelines

Fox Hunt Files

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