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Author Topic: Welcome to FoxHunting  (Read 2615 times)
N2MG
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« on: May 21, 2004, 09:56:05 PM »

After a few requests, I agreed a RDF kind of forum was worthwhile.  Have at it!

Mike N2MG
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KA3RFE
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2004, 11:11:35 PM »

I'm checking in!
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KG6OYK
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2004, 02:52:48 PM »

Cool! I've found a few, and hid one - T-Hunting is FUN!  So far I've been doing 2m hunts within South Orange County put on by SOARA (www.soara.org), and it takes the teams about 2 hours on average to find it. We are all beginners and are learning new techniques and getting used to our gear.  Looking forward to some discussions!

SteveL - KV6O (formally KG6OYK)
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WB6BYU
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2004, 03:43:01 PM »

Thanks!  This is great.  Hopefully we can address
a number of different types of DF, including:

mobile hunting

on-foot competition ("ARDF" - Amateur Radio Direction Finding)

ELT searches

wildlife tracking

(any others that I missed?)

 - Dale WB6BYU
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2004, 01:54:42 PM »

Mike,

I live in Newark Valley (abt 20 miles from Binghamton).

Do you know of any active foxhunters in this area. It sounds like fun, but I have never tried it. I am hoping to hook up with some others in the area who participate. My areas of interest are Binghamton,  Owego, Cortland, Ithaca...Syracuse and points in between. If you know of any contacts in these areas for RDF please let me know.

thanks & 73
Joe Simon
WB2JQT
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N2MG
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2004, 10:18:57 AM »

Hi Joe,

Sorry, but I do not know of any "locally".  I have not participated in a fox hunt since the mid 80s on Long Island.  We had gotten to the point where a few of us made Doppler devices and it was a blast.

73 Mike N2MG

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2004, 11:06:19 PM »

Thanks Mike

 we will be sure to use it

Chris  n9vkc
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2005, 03:40:06 AM »

I'm looking for an inexpensive DF unit for using on the water.  I'm with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxilary in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Canada (Yes way up here above 62 Deg. N)  I have heard good things about the Handi Finder, but the vendor doesn't ship these outside the US. Does anyone have any ideas?

I like the Handi Finder for it's simplicty of use.  We could use it with a VHF Marine handheld and could be used by a non technical person to assist in homing in on a lost vessel.  We get many of these calls each year.
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WB6BYU
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2005, 11:00:15 AM »

There are a number of similiar circuits, but I can't think
of any others being produced commercially at the moment.
The BMG SuperDF is not longer available, but ther is a
lot of good information still on the website at:
http://members.aol.com/BmgEngInc/

The new Little L'Per from L-Tronics is now available, and
should be an excellent unit, but not exactly inexpensive.
http://www.ltronics.com/

You might contact Bryan Ackerly VK3YNG and see if he can
provide a 155 MHz version of his UltraSniffer: this is
very easy to use, though you have to provide an appropriate
antenna.
http://users.bigpond.net.au/vk3yng/foxhunt/foxhunt.html

You'll find lots of links to DF information and sources
at K0OV's HomingIn site:
http://members.aol.com/HomingIn

Also, you might want to start a new thread on this topic,
as I see that this one has now slipped onto the second
page.
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