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FOX HUNT

The Fox Hunt Saturday 22.02.2020

Radio direction finding (Fox Hunting) is used to find sources of interference to any form of wireless electronic communications, including broadcast and two-way radio. Amateurs use RDF for a variety of reasons, but more often, they use it just for fun. Hidden transmitter hunting has been done by amateurs for many years. Using ‘hide-and-seek” procedures, amateur radio operators (“Hounds”) take up the task of finding hidden transmitters (the “Fox”). Numerous cunning tricks are played by those hiding a Fox as they seek to elude the Hounds. In Australia, Foxhunting includes travel in a car, and DFing a hidden transmitter on the move, whilst following all current road rules. Then the Hounds, become pedestrians to discover the hiding spot of the transmitter, the “Fox”. Foxhunts can also be held over relatively short courses requiring Hounds to do all of their DFing on foot. Sometimes the”Fox” may be disguised to make the hunt more difficult, so watch out for “Wolves” when you are hunting too. Whatever the case, it is a fun activity!

Fox Hunt Purpose:

a) Provide practice and enhance skill in radio direction finding for and by radio amateurs.

b) Promote teamwork within the amateur community.

c) To help newcomers and old-timers alike in the skills of radio direction finding.

But most of all:

d) To have fun!

Date and Time

The Wyong Field Day Foxhunts will be held on Saturday 22nd February 2020. Registration will be from 12:45pm at Wyong Race Course, with the first hunt starting at approximately 1:00 p.m. All foxhunts will run on 2m.

Please see the Fox Hunt Rules Document:

Fox Hunt Rules Download