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2021-06-18 to 20 Amateur Radio Transmitter Finding Event - Ottawa

Amateur Radio Transmitter Finding Event - Ottawa

Sponsor:ARDF Ottawa and various amateur radio clubs
Dates:2021-06-18 to 2021-06-20
Times:noon Friday – 6 PM Sunday ET
Location:In and around Ottawa
Cost:none
For more info:VA3EGY@gmail.com
Registration:not required

Event Write-up and Fox Fotos

Will be posted soon ...

Mobile transmitter finding event

This will be a mobile only Fox Hunt event with no park walking (portable) portion again for this month until we are further along with COVID re-opening.

We look forward to your participation and some discussion on the OVMRC Groups.io page about your strategy and success. Remember, everyone can read your comments so please don’t give away the location when you find it.

Dates and Times

From noon on Friday June 18th to 6:00 pm on Sunday June 20th.

What to listen for

The fox will be transmitting on 147.57 MHz -- a warble tone followed by a Morse code identifier for 15 seconds, followed by 15 seconds of silence (no carrier) before it repeats the cycle. Be sure to turn your squelch all the way down so you can hear the fox at the edge of its range.

If you are having trouble hearing the fox, send an email to Roger Egan VA3EGY@gmail.com with the title “JUNE FOX HUNT” for a hint.

If you can hear it…you can find it!

Registration

No registration required.

However, we would really appreciate if you would send us an email to let us know that you are participating and to get some sense of the level of interest. Email again when you think you have found the fox.

Roger will confirm whether you are correct (or not) each evening after 6:00 PM so you can head out again if your answer is not correct.

What you will need

You will need a directional antenna and (ideally) an offset attenuator so the strong signal will not de-sense your receiver. Hint: Try taking two or more bearings from different points in the city. Draw direction lines on a map to identify the point of intersection. It should be close to the fox.

Safety First!

Please take care to park your vehicle in a safe place before you use your radio gear to get a bearing.

We would appreciate hearing what equipment you used and how it helped you find the fox as well as any other details you’d like to share such as the time it took and how many kilometers you drove.

Have fun, stay safe and good luck!

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