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  • larynl2
    Awwww I missed a hunt?? Didn t know about it...
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 11, 2011
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      Awwww I missed a hunt?? Didn't know about it...



      --- In MichiganFoxHunter@yahoogroups.com, W8DER <mike@...> wrote:
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      > Subject: Re: [MichiganFoxHunter] Re: What to do with the MicroFox...
      > Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 09:24:38 -0400
      > From: Michel <michel@...>
      > To: MichiganFoxHunter@yahoogroups.com
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      > That's a good idea Laryn. In last Saturday's FoxHunt Field Day, we had
      > the hunters find the regular foxbox, but then they had to find the
      > microfox units. The micros were hidden in a park which was about 1/4
      > mile away, but not obvious how to get into the park. The third fox,
      > which was Ole Tom's micro, was set to 145.530 mhz, like the foxbox. It
      > did present a challenge, even though it played a somewhat different
      > digital ditty.
      >
      > Each hunter was given a card with the frequencies and search order at
      > the start.
      >
      > The biggest problem we came across was that the third fox (Tom's Micro)
      > was set to three or four minutes off and one minute on. That really
      > slowed things down at a time when hunters were starting to get hot and
      > tired. It looks like 30 seconds on and 10 seconds off works better for
      > hunts on foot.
      >
      > One micro was along a trail in a woods just inside a large open tree
      > stump. The second micro was standing on the ground in fairly tall grass
      > behind two fenced softball fields. One hunter stood right next to the
      > fox in the grass and didn't know what to think when he couldn't get a
      > bearing. (It is tough to get a bearing straight down.) We now call
      > this scientific condition "Ole Tom's phenomenon".
      >
      > We had gotten together for what we called a "field day" to share
      > information, check antenna accuracy, etc. But after the 3-hour
      > pre-hunt, we just needed to get home and rest.
      >
      > It was a good test for this type of hunting. We will surely see them in
      > a real hunt.
      >
      > By the way, in getting ready for the outing, I found the problem with my
      > sniffer that slowed me down for the last three hunts. I am back in the
      > hunt again!
      >
      > Mike@...
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      > On 10/10/2011 11:49 PM, larynl2 wrote:
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      > >
      > > Put it some distance away from the <primary> fox and for extra credit
      > > go find it also. Put it on a different frequency, or more fun yet--on
      > > the same frequency. And allow it to transmit at the same time as the
      > > other fox, or not.
      > >
      > > Laryn K8TVZ
      > >
      > >
      >
    • Richards
      Guess I did too... I thought it was only going to be Mikey and Chuck and maybe Jim practicing for an hour. =================== JHR
      Message 2 of 4 , Oct 12, 2011
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        Guess I did too... I thought it was only going to be Mikey and Chuck
        and maybe Jim practicing for an hour.

        =================== JHR ==================================



        On 10/11/2011 10:59 PM, larynl2 wrote:
        > Awwww I missed a hunt?? Didn't know about it...
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      • Richards
        Gee... I wonder how I missed all the news about a Fox Hunt Field Day. Not that anyone was sorry to miss me, but I am sorry I missed it.
        Message 3 of 4 , Oct 12, 2011
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          Gee... I wonder how I missed all the news about a Fox Hunt Field Day.

          Not that anyone was sorry to miss me, but I am sorry I missed it.


          ======================== JHR ===============================



          On 10/11/2011 6:50 PM, W8DER wrote:


          > That's a good idea Laryn. In last Saturday's FoxHunt Field Day, we had

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