Fox Hunting — May 20, 2023

When:
5/20/2023
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where:
5-mile radius from 120 President AVE Fall River MA.

Organizer: Skip Denault kb1cnb@bcra.club 774-644-3469

The radius is only 5 miles from the center point.

* Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm  — Check-in starts at 9:45 am on the BCRA repeater, 145.150 MHz PL 123

* Location: The Foxes will be within a 5-mile radius of a location of 120 President AVE, Fall River MA.

* Fox1 will activate at 10:00 am on 146.565 MHz FM 

  Fox2 will activate at 10:02:30 am on 146.430 MHz FM

Communications with “Fox Control” can all be done over the BCRA repeater, including checking in when you have found the fox. You may also speak with us in the control vehicle using physical distancing if you wish.

There will be TWO foxes – one manned by KB1CNB, Skip, and the second one in N1KJS’s Blue Toyota pickup, MA reg S196. Take a picture of Kevin’s truck and the sign in the window and text it to Kevin at 617-645-6614.

Check-ins will begin at 9:45 am on the BCRA repeater, 145.150 MHz PL 123. Chat and help on the repeater also.

The Fox1 will activate at 10:00 am on 146.565 MHz FM, and Fox2 at 10:02:30 on 146.430 MHz FM with a 5-watt signal, and both will transmit 1 minute of tone followed by Morse Code ID and 4 minutes of silence. The hunt will last until 2:00 pm or until all checked-in participants have found the transmitters, whichever comes first.

The Fox1 (in Skip’s vehicle, a blue/grey Jeep Commander marked BCRA) will be in a public place and be manned at all times. When you have found the fox, your time and order of arrival will be recorded, and a personalized certificate will be emailed to each participant.

The Fox2 (in Kevin’s vehicle, Blue Toyota Picket, MA reg S196 has a BCRA sign) will be in a public place and will not be manned. By calling into the repeater, announce that you’ve found or text a picture of the  When you have found the fox, your time and order of arrival will be recorded.

Participants are encouraged to work in teams and are asked to drive carefully and observe all applicable guidelines, both from the FCC and the state & local governments. Since participants are receiving only (except for radio check-ins), an amateur radio license is not required.

Email questions to Skip at kb1cnb@bcra.club or text to 774-644-3469. After the hunt, your comments, impressions, and suggestions will be welcome!

Join us and have some good amateur radio fun!

LINKS

Homing in.com

ARRL’s ARDF Page

Amateur Radio Wiki

Tape Measure Yagi

DX-Zone 10 Antenna Plans