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!
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 599 IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
IN KENTUCKY THIS WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES
IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
IN OHIO THIS WATCH INCLUDES 11 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL OHIO
IN SOUTH CENTRAL OHIO
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF AUGUSTA, BROOKSVILLE, BUTLER,
CHILLICOTHE, CIRCLEVILLE, CRITTENDEN, DRY RIDGE, FALMOUTH,
GEORGETOWN, GREENFIELD, HILLSBORO, LANCASTER, LOGAN, MAYSVILLE,
MILFORD, MOUNT OLIVET, MOUNT ORAB, NEWARK, OWENTON, PEEBLES,
PICKERINGTON, PIKE LAKE, PIKETON, PORTSMOUTH, TOLLESBORO,
VANCEBURG, WAVERLY, WEST UNION, WHEELERSBURG, AND WILLIAMSTOWN.
The Hocking County Amateur Radio Club held a fox hunt Saturday, July 29th at 10 a.m. just prior to the high heat’s return. Four hams competed and the winner, Dave Brimner KB8OTU won in just 17 minutes. Dave says he stepped out his back door and monitored the first fox transmission, noting it was “full quieting”. “He must be close,” he remarked to his wife. She then suggested, perhaps he’s up on the hill in the cemetery. “No, Kirk wouldn’t do that, cause he knows that I often start from there,” Replied Dave. After getting in his car and driving five minutes away, Dave had triangulated the signal to the hills just north of Logan. Another five minutes and he had to choose either the Oak Grove Cemetery or the next hilltop over. He gambled on Oak Grove, even Though he doubted it Upon the second circle through the circular drives, Dave came upon the Fox, at the Oak Grove hilltop. Second place was Phil Stanley W8NZB, and third was Bruce KE8BEU. The next Hocking Co Foxhunt is not set but may be in mid-August.
The September 5th meeting will be held at the Home Tavern. 1900. See ya there!