Antenna Build and Fox Hunt EventsHi everyone! We will be building portable hand-held 2-meter band yagi antennas at our February and March club meetings. These will be used for a direction finding Fox Hunt in the spring when the weather turns warmer. You may certainly use your antenna for other ham radio activities beyond fox hunting as well, like checking into repeater nets using your HT; using when hiking or camping; or possibly satellite work...
There is no cost to participate in the Fox Hunt, but if you would like to build an antenna your cost is about $20 for the parts. We will acquire the parts for those who would like to build an antenna. It will be very portable and similar to the one shown in the image below. Please Click Here to send us an email and we will put your name on the list of antenna builders. You may also get your name on the list by attending our January meeting and let us know you want to participate. Again, we will acquire the parts for those who would like to build an antenna, and provide building instructions, as we build these at our club meetings.
We will probably have teams of two people going out on the fox hunt. (Prizes to be announced...) At this time we are planning the hunt to take place at a local park so it will not require driving all over town to find the hidden fox transmitter.
Check back here for updated information about the antenna project and fox hunt(s). We will start building the antennas at our February club meeting. In the mean time if you would like to read more about Fox Hunts and radio direction finding, check out these Articles at the ARRL website: Click Here