Story County Fox Hunt April 25th

Apr 9th, 2021 | By | Category: Chatter

It’s time to release the fox! The Story County Amateur Radio Club is hosting a socially distant Fox Hunt, or hidden transmitter hunt, on Sunday, April 25th in Ames, Iowa. We request all interested hunters assemble (at least 6’ apart!) in the parking lot west of Hy-Vee Gas, Grand Avenue and Lincoln Way to register with the hunt leader and receive the rules briefing. Hunters may be individuals or teams (from the same household) and the Fox will be hidden somewhere within the Ames city limits on publicly accessible property. Everyone is welcome, even if you do not have an amateur radio license (hunting is a receive-only activity). Normally we invite new hunters to ride along with one of the more experienced hunters but with the COVID-19 safety protocols in mind, we can’t encourage that right now. The automated Fox will transmit a series of Morse code tones on 146.430 MHz FM simplex for two hours (2:10 to 4:10 pm), with assistance provided to any requesting hunter on the Fox frequency in the final hour (after 3:10 pm). For questions, contact Clint Miller at [email protected]


Feel free to forward to other groups around the state.

Clint Miller, KØGR, COML

Story County Emergency Coordinator

Amateur Radio Emergency Service