It was a great day for a fox hunt here in Muskegon also.
A little rain, then a little sun, but so much for the weather. It was still a
great day for a fox hunt and work shop. First we had two people build tape
measure yagi antennas. Than 15 people for a pot luck lunch with Hamburgers and
hotdogs. After a bit to eat we set up a practice transmitter so
everyone could test and try there equipment with a transmitter in a known
location. After getting a little education in, then the real hunt.
We had five vehicles with 8 operators, the fox Dave
(KD8OCZ), hunt controller Jim (KC8PCJ) and Assistant controller Jeff
(W8SWX) to get things started. When it was all over Jim (K8JHR) &
Chuck (AJ8W) took first spot with 9.5 miles. Mike (W8DER) & Jim (KD8CAN)
took second place with 11.8 miles. Jack (K8CYV) took 3rd 13.1 miles. Jim (KD8DLQ
1st time hunter) 4th with 14.0 miles and shortest time by 38 min. Mark
(K8MHZ) & Chuck (W8CCS) took fifth due to some equipment failures. After the
hunt we all meet back at the MAARC club house and compared notes (shoot the
breeze) and learned from each other. There were some people that just
showed up for the lunch and stayed to visit for a while. The best possible score
would have been 6.6 miles. If it had not been for the equipment issue I am sure
Mark and Chuck would have been a force to be reckoned with Hope to see them
hunting again in the near future.
While the hunt was going on the Kids where outside the
club house having a good time and the XYLs where inside having a good
conversation (laughing at these guys running around with funny antennas) in the
club house. It was a good time for everyone.
Till we meet again
If there is no Light at the end of the tunnel, Just
march right down there and turn it on. but beware of the