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Up Coming FOX Hunt

The next SFARC FOX Hunt is May 25, 2024, starting at the Mel’s Dinner parking lot in Auburn at 9:30 AM.   The FOX will be hidden in the general Auburn area.  This Hunt will use Tac Frequency 146.430 simplex for general communications.   Transmitter frequency and more specific clues to its general location may be given out at the FOX Hunt premeeting starting 9:15 AM at Mel’s.  Join the Club’s monthly breakfast, also at Mel’s, starting at 7:30 AM.  Bring the family to both fun events.

FOX HUNT (MAIN BODY)

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.

DON’T HAVE EQUIPMENT?
SFARC has equipment for anyone to borrow > CLICK HERE

DON’T HAVE A LICENSE?
An amateur radio license is not required to participate in a Fox Hunt.

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