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Fox Hunt

Coming up on Saturday, February 25th, 2017, at 9 am, and beginning at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, located at 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405, the West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Group (Club), Inc. will start its first LARGE Foxhunt in many years.

Using your 2 meter HT radios, you’ll be searching for two hidden “foxes”. You’ll start off, for this timed event, looking for your “Poppa Fox”. Once you find “Poppa Fox”, he’ll give you a slip of paper with two frequencies on it, and, the cell phone telephone number of our “Base Station”. You can use the “body fade” or “body shield” technique, or you can use a directional antenna. (there’s many articles on the Internet explaining how to make a simple, inexpensive antenna).

Once you find the two hidden “foxes”, you’ll write down the letters and numbers attached to the mini-transmitter and call the “base station” on your cell phone. The individual or team with the fastest time (it’s a two hour time limit) will win the Grand Prize of One Hundred Dollars, and the second fastest time will win a 2 meter HT Radio.

Once you’ve found the “foxes” and called in your results and time, you’ll be directed to a picnic whose location will be announced at the start of the event.

You’ll need, to be successful, a 2 meter radio, a directional antenna (if you’re not using the “body fade or “body shield” technique), a map, compass, paper and pencil, and cell phone to telephone the “Base Station” when you’re finished.

It’ll be fun!!! If you plan on attending, please email the Group President, Jerry Grant, KI4NUV, at
(561) 309-7272 or email him at ki4nuv@yahoo.com.

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