And for those of you who can't get to a web page before June 15, a
direct quote from the "Vixen":
Details from the Fox Den
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Hunt.
All hunters, hunter wannabees, relative strangers, and strange
relatives are invited to participate. You don’t need to be a ham or a
club member. If you don’t have fox hunting equipment yet, this is your
chance to learn from someone else or at least from someone else’s
mistakes. It’s free and it’s great fun!! What more could you ask?
On Tuesday, June 15, hunters and any other interested parties will
start gathering at the parking lot of the Ken Groom Technical and
Training Center, 280 East 8th Street, Holland at about 6:45 p.m. to
check equipment, sort out who’s riding with whom, take beginning
odometer readings, and taunt each other mercilessly. The hunt will
begin at 7:00 p.m. sharp and end at 9:00 p.m. or when all hunters have
found the Fox. In other words, the hunt will end at 9:00 p.m.
Any type of direction finding equipment may be used, but Doppler
users will compete only against each other and will not be eligible for
the Grand Prize...if there is one. The Fox will be hiding within an
eight mile radius of the clubhouse. The Fox will remain either in, or
in the vicinity of, the vehicle in a spot that will be either publicly
or privately owned, but will not be posted for trespassing and will not
require an admission fee, passport, or DNA sample for entry. In fact,
leaving DNA samples is strictly forbidden.
The geeky stuff you’ve been waiting for - the Fox will use a
robofox, transmitting one minute on, two minutes off at 145.53 using
a vertically polarized whip antenna and the frequency and power won’t
vary. Some assembly required and batteries not included…yeah, whatever.
Clues will be available as before. The winner of the hunt will be
the person or team whose vehicle puts on the lowest number of miles
finding the Fox. In case of a tie, the person or team who found the
Fox first will be deemed the winner. To “find” the Fox, one person
from the team must identify him/herself to the Fox by name and call
sign and give the Fox the final odometer reading.
If a team finds the Fox, they will be given further instructions
regarding where to go and what to do when they get there. (The Fox
really enjoys that part.) Teams that don’t find the Fox should just
backtrack down their own trail of abject defeat and humiliation, or
radio for directions to the same site. The post hunt gathering will
feature the usual toasting to the winners and roasting of the
Safety first. All traffic rules and regulations must be obeyed.
Anyone who is fatally injured during the hunt will be automatically
disqualified from the competition, but will still meet the
qualifications to be the Fox for future hunts.
Be careful out there, good luck, have fun!! Betcha you can’t find
K8AJ, The Vixen (That’s what a female fox is called…glad it’s not a