- April 9, 2016 at 1:49 pm #1846
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 !April 9, 2016 at 2:15 pm #1848
Nashua Area Radio SocietyKeymasterApril 9, 2016 at 5:49 pm #1852April 9, 2016 at 6:54 pm #1857
I’d love to give it a try. I’ll have to build a tape measure yagi first!
Jamey (AC1DC)April 10, 2016 at 12:50 pm #1891
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. ;^)
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