Fox Hunts

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  • #1846
    Fred Kemmerer
    Fred Kemmerer
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    Hi All,

    I’m curious to find out how much interest there might be for doing Fox Hunts.  It’s a fun thing to do with a little bit of a challenge.  Along with some skills that you can learn it requires an HT and a directional antenna.  There are a lot of plans available for home brewing directional antennas and they’re inexpensive and pretty easy to build.

    I have a fox ready to go.

    For those who haven’t heard about fox hunting, here’s a link to a 30 minute video.  It includes how to make an antenna as well as other tips and tricks.   Find the bunny !

    - Fred (AB1OC)
    President, Nashua Area Radio Society

    ab1oc@arrl.net
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    #1848

    Sounds interesting! A tech night might be a nice place to discuss/build the mini beam.

     

    kc1cwv

    joe

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    #1852
    Fred Kemmerer
    Fred Kemmerer
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    Hi Wayne,

     

    This is a great idea. Anita and I would do it for sure and I bet that others in our club would be interested in trying fox hunting as well.

    - Fred (AB1OC)
    President, Nashua Area Radio Society

    ab1oc@arrl.net
    Visit us on the web at - https://www.n1fd.org

    #1857
    Jamey Finchum
    Jamey Finchum
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    Hi Wayne,

    I’d love to give it a try. I’ll have to build a tape measure yagi first!

    Jamey (AC1DC)

    #1891
    Fred Kemmerer
    Fred Kemmerer
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    Hi Jamey,

    A quick google search will yield many different plans for this type of antenna.  One that I like is at this link.  I used 3/4″ PVC and a 1″ wide tape measure.  Buy the cheapest tape you can find (as long as it’s metal).  I used liquid tape to cover the sharp edges after cutting the tape.

    Another antenna I’ve just started playing with is a 2 meter loop. I’m going to compare the two and see which I like better. The loop is smaller and easier to handle.  Stay tuned.  ;^)

    - Fred (AB1OC)
    President, Nashua Area Radio Society

    ab1oc@arrl.net
    Visit us on the web at - https://www.n1fd.org

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