Your Collaborative fox hunt sounds like a lot of fun. We haven't tried one like that yet in the west Michigan area. However, we collectively have three or four fox boxes here now. Do you think it is practical to hunt more than one foxbox in the same evening? We are using byonics.com controllers, so we could turn on the next foxbox as we found the last.
Your concept of having a "offending signal" is also very interesting. It can lead to the possibility of having two fox boxes appear to be talking to each other. Do you think that hounds could find two transmitters in an evening, or would we have to split into two team?
For the collaborative hunt, did you use the fox frequency to communicate or did you use another frequency?
I have noted September 25th on my calendar. Maybe I can get a team to come. Our next hunt in the Grand Rapids area is Wednesday September 15th near the Grand Valley State University campus at Allendale.
Good to hear about such a great turnout!
--- In MichiganFoxHunter@yahoogroups.com, "Larry" <wb8r@...> wrote:
> We had another outstanding hunt with NS8T as our sneaky old Fox! Our club's new Fox Box was debuted at this hunt after a successful trial at the Battle Creek hunt in July. We had a couple of minor glitches, but we were able to get it working just fine.
> We kicked off from the 911 Center in Coldwater with 17 hunters present. We tracked the elusive fox southwest of Coldwater into an area near Coldwater Lake. As the crow flies, the Fox Box was hidden about 7 miles from the center of the city.
> Once again we proved that the Fox Hunter's law still holds true: "If you come to a body of water you are on the wrong side." We also now have a new corollary to that law: "If you come to an interstate highway you are on the wrong side."
> In spite of our struggles, everyone made it into the area and we split up (on both sides of the water and the highway) and the Fox Box was found at approximately 8:15 pm by Justin, KD8JEL.
> This hunt was a collaborative hunt where all teams worked together to find the offending signal. It is more of a real world hunt, but not nearly as much fun as a competitive hunt!
> We are looking forward to going to Battle Creek for their next hunt on September 25.
> Larry, WB8R