OVARC Foxhunts

OVARC Foxhunt, aka Transmitter Hunting
Foxhunting, aka transmitter hunting, involves the search for a hidden transmitter using direction finding equipment. OVARC Foxhunts will generally be conducted on 2M. Chasers will use yagi, loop, and other antennas to try to locate the Fox. The general rules are outlined below. Walt, AL7KE, is our Foxhunt organizer.
  1. The Fox frequency is 146.46
  2. Fox will transmit for at least 1 minute out of every 3 (automated fox may vary)
  3. Winners may be acknowledged at an OVARC club meeting, and prizes are sometimes awarded
  4. Fox must remain stationary for entire event
  5. Fox must be in a public area and visible from outside (not in a building)
  6. Fox must be in an area without access controls (fee or gate)
  7. Fox transmit power must be at least .5 watt, Fox may not vary the power
  8. Fox may not be more than 300 feet from a public road or parking lot
  9. Whoever finds the Fox first is/are the winner(s)
  10. Fox hunts will be conducted on the 2 meter Band
  11. The Fox may or may not transmit on a repeater to allow hunters to verify the Fox is out there.
  12. The Foxhunt organizer is authorized to limit the geographical area of the Fox, e.g. Oro Valley city limits, etc.
Fox Hunt is scheduled on Saturday, April 2 at 10:00 AM.
The staging area will be at the parking lot behind the Sport Clips located at the OV Marketplace Mall located at 1920 E Tangerine Rd. (see map below). Use a call-in frequency of 146.52.
Please be respectful and leave room for OVPD vehicles.
The fox will transmit for 1 or more minutes out of every 5 on 146.46 MHz. with coordination of the start of the hunt on the OVARC Golder Ranch repeater.  The Golder Ranch repeater will be used just to get the hunt started after which the repeater will be returned to normal operation.
The fox will be inside of the ORO VALLEY CITY LIMITS
Questions should be sent to Walt, AL7KE at the following e-mail address:
MAP to Staging Area:
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