Somebody is going to have fun, Monroe County
- The Monroe County Radio Communications Association has released their
schedule of Fox Hunts:
Six hunts are planned, and, these are nice folks, and they are very
good. Choose your weapons, er, antennas carefully.
MCRCA 2012 Fox Hunt Schedule
Hunt 1 May 26
Hunt 2 June 9
Hunt 3 July 14
Hunt 4 August 11
Hunt 5 September 8
Hunt 6 October 13
JOIN THE FUN !!!
What: MCRCA Foxhunt
When: Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: American Red Cross (where we have our monthly MCRCA meetings)
1645 N Dixie Hwy
Monroe, MI 48162-5231
Who: MCRCA members, friends, family, curious onlookers, or anyone
interested in foxhunting
Equipment necessary: 2 meter radio set to 146.46 MHz (simplex)
Advanced equipment could include (but not limited to – limited only by
Map of Monroe County
Protractor and straight edge for drawing on the map
o We will start in the parking lot at the Red Cross where you will be
given instructions for the foxhunt.
o We will divide into teams in a random fashion.
o Each team will be given a sealed envelope – make sure it stays sealed!!
o Inside this envelope will be the location of where the fox is located.
o Your job is to find the fox without reliance on these instructions.
o If you open the envelope you will receive the same points as those who
do not find the fox.
o On the outside of the envelope, write the call signs of the member of
o Use the names of individuals who are not licensed.
o Write the starting mileage on your vehicle to the nearest 1/10th of a
o If your odometer does not support 1/10th mile increments, use your
o The fox will transmit on 146.46 at one minute intervals (1 minute on
and one minute off)
o Determine the direction of that transmission and find the location of
o When you find the fox, record your ending mileage on the envelope (the
one that is hopefully still sealed)
o You will be given instructions for a place to go so others do not see
o The team that finds the fox in the least amount of mileage is the
winner – regardless of how long it takes (within the time limit of the
o Points will be awarded to each member of the team as follows:
1st-----------7 This team will be the fox at the next hunt
4th and up----2
o If you don’t find the fox by the end time of the hunt (12:00 pm) open
the envelope and go to the fox.
o Points awarded will be accumulated for the season contest.
We are here to have fun. Be safe. Promote amateur radio to those who may
not have their ticket yet.
Hope to see you all there !!!