Faith n’ Begorrah, the first Fox Hunt for 2016 will be Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 1000 Hours. The Fox will be hidden somewhere in Gloucester County.
Dust off your handheld and get ready to hop in the car for some RDF fun here in Gloucester County. What’s a ‘foxhunt’ you ask? Glad you did! It’s nothing but a family friendly driving, navigating, and radio direction finding skills activity all in one. Just check out the links from previous GCARC Fox Hunts from the tab on our website to learn more.
If you want to set up a channel on your radio in advance, the hidden transmitter will operate on the generally recognized fox hunt simplex frequency of 146.565 MHz (FM). When you get close, you can probably also hear it on 439.695 MHz (the third harmonic) as well.
The audio clip below is what the transmitter sounds like. It transmits a 22 second musical tone plus the club callsign in Morse code, pauses for 10 seconds and repeats.
Tune in at 1000 Hours on our 147.180 MHz repeater to check-in so we know who is hunting, and then get instructions on how the find the fox. From that point on, use signal strength, or whatever technique suits you best to find the hidden transmitter. If any teams are still searching after an hour, we’ll start giving out better clues. If any are still hunting after an hour and a half, we’ll walk you in so that we can all meet up at the transmitter’s location to exchange hunt stories and a good laugh. Happy hunting!
1 Mile Radius