The club will be holding its annual Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 5th. Dinner begins at 6PM with a social preceding at 5-ish.
Follow US-33 W to Chieftain Dr. Take the OH-180/County Road 33A exit from US-33 W
5 min (4.9 mi)Continue on Chieftain Dr to your destination
3 min (1.3 mi)Antioch Alliance Church
11947 Antioch Rd, Logan, OH 43138
We need at least 6 operators to work from 10 -2 on Saturday 12/2/2023 at the Hocking
County Fairgrounds. Please meet at the fairgrounds before 10 AM. We will
be operating on FRS frequencies so we can more easily communicate with
volunteers from the Chamber of Commerce, who will be working with us.
Please wear warm clothes suitable for the weather that day, or shorts, this
is Ohio after all, and you can never tell. The Club will provide reflective
vests. You may want to bring a chair if you get assigned to a gate
position. Bring an FRS capable radio(s) if you have them, I will have a
limited number available to loan out.
Please let me know if you have any questions and if you can attend and help.
During times that hurricanes are approaching, or on the mainland of the US,
be mindful of the Hurricane Watch frequencies of 14.325 MHz daily, and 7.268 at
night. Stay clear of these frequencies unless you are actively participating in
hurricane relief activities. Other frequencies may be activated as conditions
warrant. WX4NHC is net control for the Hurricane Watch net.
A filament eruption and associated coronal mass ejection (CME) were observed on
UT day 30-Aug. This CME is expected to impact Earth from 1800 UT +/- 12 hours on
02-Sep, with impacts possibly rolling into UT day 03-Sep. G1-G2 geomagnetic
conditions are expected over this time, with a chance for periods of G3 conditions.
Blackouts could occur as well as enhanced or unusual propagation conditions will
occur through Sept. 4 on the HF bands, and enhanced propagation may be observed
on the 6 and 2 meter bands as well.
Saturday 26 August, checkin in 0930, start 1000
Fox Hunt Rules
1. The Fox shall be located within the boundaries of Hocking County, Ohio.
2. The Fox shall be located in plain view of a public roadway - the 'Fox location'.
3. The Fox operator shall select the Fox location at his/her discretion, subject to Rules #1 and 2.
Except as provided in Rule 4, this location will not change during the Hunt.
4. The Fox may begin transmitting at a higher elevation location within a 200 yard radius of the
Fox location for the first 30 minutes of the hunt. After the initial 30 minutes, the Fox must transmit
from the final Fox location until the end of the hunt.
5. The Fox shall transmit on 147.495 MHz FM simplex, using a vertically polarized antenna. The
Fox shall transmit at intervals of 10 minutes or less, for at least 30 seconds per transmission.
6. The Fox operator shall provide clues to the Fox location after the first 30 minutes of the Hunt.
The clues shall be determined by the Fox.
7. The Fox operator shall be the sole judge of the first Hunter to find the Fox, and the winner of
8. Hunters shall NOT transmit on 147.495 MHz during the Hunt. Doing so may result in
disqualification of the offending station. Please provide a clear channel for the Fox.
9. Hunters shall NOT receive directional or bearing information from base stations during the Hunt.
However, Hunters may begin the Hunt from their own base station.
10. Hunters may share location information among themselves while mobile or portable, but
NOT from base stations as per Rule #9.
11. The Hunt Control frequency (147.345+ MHz Repeater) will be used for all important
communications, except for Fox transmissions, during the Hunt.
12. Hunters shall check-in during the 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the Hunt on the
Hunt Control frequency, and will notify the Control Station or the Fox if they leave the Hunt early.
13. Hunters are cautioned to obey all traffic rules, and to not trespass on private property.
14.The Hunt will start on the date and time published on the HVARC website, and end approximately
3 hours after the start time, or until all Hunters have found the Fox or have left the Hunt.
15. The Hunt may be ended early due to severe weather or other emergency, as determined by
the Hunt Control Station and/or the Fox operator.
16. This is Ham Radio. Don't forget to have Fun!