Michigan Fox Hunter is a loosely knit group of amateur radio operators who enjoy
the extremely challenging and fun segment of our hobby called "hidden transmitter hunting",
"fox hunting", "amateur radio direction finding (ARDF)", "bunny hunting" or just
"radio direction finding (RDF). We have found that clubs that
promote hidden transmitter hunt activities enjoy a new spark in
their organization and renewed comradery among members.
Because of the simplicity of the equipment required, both young and
old can easily move into winning roles in fox hunting
competitions. How often we have seen the young ham come
to our club meetings with his/her only piece of equipment in hand --
the hand held transceiver or "HT". Show him how to make a
simple tape-measure yagi antenna and he is ready for hidden
It is our goal to promote and enable fox Hunting activities in clubs all over the State of Michigan.
We would ultimately like to see regional events across the state and hopefully a state
invitational championship every fall.
If you see us at your local hamfest, stop by our table and say "hello". Let us know what is working in
in your club. Hopefully we can tell you what is working in other clubs. Through this kind of communication we can
all grow, fox hunting will grow and our clubs will grow. Nope, we aren't selling anything, we are just promoting
a super fun segment of Amateur Radio.
What is the MichiganFoxHunter Yahoo Group, you ask? It's a bulletin board specifically made to keep members and
friends up to date on fox hunting activities in Michigan, buy
and sell your "second best" RDF equipment, ask questions and
read comments on a daily basis. You can keep track of "what's
happening" in either of two ways.
Visit the Yahoo web site. The first way is to go to the yahoo site by clicking the link above or
surfing to "http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MichiganFoxHunter/". (I have a shortcut on my desktop.)
You can view recent postings as well as search for past achieved
postings. If you wish, you can leave replies to posted
questions or ask a question of your own by selecting Post from the menu on the left or
by clicking Reply from the button on each posting.
Sign-up for e-mails of postings.
After you sign-in to the MichiganFoxHunter Yahoo site, you will
see a link "Edit Membership" at the top of the screen just above
the MichiganFoxHunter name. Use this link to access you
membership setup, especially your preference on getting emails.
The default setup here is for you to get an email every time
somebody posts a message. THIS IS TOO MUCH E-MAIL for most
members. Most people select the option to get a daily
digest of postings or no email at all. (i.e. you will
visit the site to read postings.) You can change this
setting at any time.
Members can also post messages with email by emailing the message to MichiganFoxHunter@Yahoogroups.com. Note that
your email subject line becomes the posting title.
This is a moderated group. Moderators
approve all new members - to keep spammers out. They also reserve the right
to remove "unfriendly postings" especially spam.
Please join us!