The L.A.R.A. Hosted Fox hunt is set 
for Saturday, May 10th  2014.

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https://sites.google.com/site/lockporthamclub/club-events/2014-fox-hunt-s/foxhunt.jpg

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All HAM's and Perspective Ham's 
Are welcome to join in the Hunt

EVENT is Scheduled to Run from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

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 The Start & End of the Event will be 
Announced Over L.A.R.A. Repeater

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AE2SS (The Den) will be on the air at 8:45 EDT (8:45 am) 
on the W2RUI 142.22/.82 repeater.

And will switch over to a 
simplex frequency for the actual HUNT

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The DEN is on 146.475 ( you must find this 1st )

The Fox is on 146.565 

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The Den will Transmit for 1 Minute Every 5 minutes
allowing all to get a directional reading. 

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The Den ( & Fox)  will be in the Western half of Niagara county!

~ North of Niagara Falls Blvd ~
~ South of Lake Ontario ~
West of Lockport ~
~ East of the Niagara River ~

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The Southern Marshaling area will Summit Park Mall Park lot

The Eastern Marshaling area will be the Warrens Corner church parking lot. 

Those in the North Western part of the county can 
probably do fine starting Just Starting from Home

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PLEASE REMEMBER TO USE 
CAUTION & COMMON SENSE DURING THE HUNT.

There is a tendency to hit the brakes and jump out 
with a directional antenna to get a reading!

Please be aware of your surroundings! 
No need to risk a rear end collision with a non-participant.

The general public has NO idea what "that idiot" 
in FRONT of Him is up to.

The Den  can be Called on the Air if more Time is needed
to get a Directional Fix 

• • • So DRIVE Carefully and  Be Safe! • • • 

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What is a "Fox Hunt", really ?

Basically, it's a special kind of contest. 
Also called ARDF (Amateur Radio Direction Finding)
 
A small, low power transmitter (The Fox) is hidden within a designated search area and 
the rest of the crew tries to find it. 

Sound simple? 
It can be very challenging and a whole lot of fun. 

The direction finding skills learned in this activity can be very valuable in locating a repeater jammer, a lost hiker or other weak signals in emergencies.

Fox Hunts can Be "Club/Association" 
or Radio Community orientated.

Local Hunts normally are held on the 2 meter band.

Some participants use radio direction finding equipment and antennas mounted on a vehicle, whereas others use antennas that are temporarily deployed in an open 
window that can be easily rotated by hand while 
the vehicle is in motion.

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Area searches use a Stationary Radio 
as the  1st point of contact (the Den) 
so that Hunters must 1st find it
before starting the actual "Fox Hunt"

Then the "FOX" must be located...
normally within a short distance from the DEN