Even with an increase of COVID cases, we can still have some socially distanced fun via Radio Direction Finding (RDF) also known as "fox hunting" before winter sets in. We can also talk briefly about Winter Field Day planning at the same time!
Ferncliff Forrest technically is a game preserve, so we can go after virtual VHF foxes the morning of Saturday November 21st while maintaining a safe distance from each other while adhering to established safe practices.
I have a "fox box" that will be hidden in advance of anyone getting there at 10:00 AM that will be transmitting on 146.565 MHz with a unique signal every few minutes. It will also be sharing its location via APRS on a "secret UHF frequency" plus maybe a few other surprises.
After allowing for people to arrive "fashionably" late and basic RDF Q&A, the first hunt will start at 10:45 AM. Please try to get there on time if you plan to attend.
We should be able to get in 2 maybe 3 hunts before vacating the hunting grounds by 1:00 PM.
Plan to bring your favorite "dual band" hand held radio with a fully charged battery, compatible headphones and if you have any interesting RDF antennae or devices you can carry "on foot" that will help you find the fox.
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