Wacky Night in June Fox Hunt
Who, What, Where, Why, When...
Foxhunt Tuesday Evening,
June 22nd . Starts at
the Holland Tech Center.
Everyone is Welcome as Always!
Both Manual and Doppler Antennas Allowed
in this Hunt
Winners of the Manual Antenna Group will receive the awe and admiration of their fellow
fox hunters along with the first option of being the FOX at the next HARC hunt.
Winners of the Doppler Antenna Group will receive the awe, admiration
and jealous stares from their fellow
*Note new rule for this hunt: To “find” the Fox, one person from the team must identify him/herself to the Fox by name and call sign and give the Fox the final odometer reading.
They will be given
directions to the site of the “Post Hunt Social Hour” and should then exit the
hiding place without giving other hunters any hints as to the whereabouts of the
Fox. Be sure to join us at the designated location to hear all the tall tales from the hunt.
Details from the Master Fox
Jim Lamberts, KC8KE,
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Hunt.
All hunters, hunter wannabees, relative strangers, and strange relatives are invited to participate.
You don’t need to be a ham or a club member. If you don’t have
fox hunting equipment yet, this is your chance to learn from
someone else or at least from someone else’s mistakes.
It’s free and it’s great fun!! What more could you ask?
On Tuesday, June 22, hunters and any other interested parties will
start gathering at the parking lot of the Ken Groom Technical and Training
Center, 280 East 8th Street, Holland at about 6:45 p.m. to check equipment,
sort out who’s riding with whom, take beginning odometer readings, and taunt
each other mercilessly. The hunt will begin at 7:00 p.m. sharp and end
at 9:00 p.m. or when all hunters have found the Fox. In other words,
the hunt will end at 9:00 p.m.
Any type of direction finding equipment may be used, but Doppler users will
compete only against each other and will not be eligible for the Grand
Prize...evem if there was one. The Fox will be hiding
within a ten mile
radius of the clubhouse. The Fox will remain either in, or in the vicinity
of, the vehicle in a spot that will be either publicly or privately owned,
but will not be posted for trespassing and will not require an admission
fee, passport, or DNA sample for entry. In fact, leaving DNA samples is
The geeky stuff you’ve been waiting for - the Fox will
NOT be using that automatic computer stuff. This is a ham's
fox hunt. He will be transmitting
one minute on, three minutes off at 145.53 using an
antenna of sufficient capability. Power depends on how
long the battery will last.
Clues will be available as the hunt goes on. The winner of the hunt will be the person
or team whose vehicle puts on the lowest number of miles finding the Fox.
In case of a tie, the person or team who found the Fox first will be
deemed the winner. To “find” the Fox, one person from the team must
identify him/herself to the Fox by name and call sign and give the Fox
the final odometer/tripmeter reading.
Safety first. All traffic rules and regulations must be obeyed.
Anyone who is fatally injured during the hunt will be automatically
disqualified from the competition, but will still meet the
qualifications to be the Fox for future hunts.
Be careful out there, good luck, have fun!! I will let
you know now, NOBODY will find me.
KC8KE, Jim Lamberts, de FOX
Revised Official Results of June 22nd Fox Hunt
A special thanks to Jim Lamberts, KC8KE and Dave Lambert, WA8RSA for being our
foxes for the evening. They were hiding on the north side of Lake Macatawa
along Ottawa Beach Road, in the DNR
boat launching site.
First place went to Laryn Lohman, K8TVZ, with milage of 9.2 miles
Second place went to the team of Mike, KB8ZGL and Jim, KB8ZGK with 13.0 miles.
Third place went to the team of Bob, N8UYC, Lee, KD8IUI, and Don, K8YES with 14.5 miles.
Fourth place went to the team of Chuck, AJ8W, and James, K8JHR with 18.1 miles.
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