RE: [ScoutRadio] Fox hunting at Camporee
- I used some old cb equipment and just a loop on a stick ...crude but it works and make them work as a team...
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 11:35:52 -0400
Subject: Re: [ScoutRadio] Fox hunting at CamporeeKeith, I do a fox hunt at our summer camp as an embellishment to the Radio Merit Badge. I do it as an option and invite anyone else in camp to join in as well. Last year I had the camp director join in.What I have been using is a PicCon from Byonics and a old Icom 2at on low power and a resistor for an antenna. I put them into groups of 2 to 3 and show them how to do a body fade, give them a map and compass and let them hear the fox and then set them loose. I use several hand helds that I either own or barrow. Some of the boys go on and get their ticket over the winter and bring their own gear and antennas. It seems to grow each year.The hard part for me is hiding it with out them knowing I am hiding it. To fix that, I also work as an Assistant Ranger, so I am all over the camp during the day, so unless they are watching all day, they don't figure it out.I tell them to listen, do the body fade, use the compass to get a bearing, then plot it on the map. Then everyone switches jobs as they get closer.They actually do quite well, even the Camp Director :-)GaryKC8YJJ----- Original Message -----From: Keith KaiserSent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 12:54 AMSubject: [ScoutRadio] Fox hunting at CamporeeOver the last few years I have organized a GeoScouting (geocaching) event at the North Star District Boy Scout Camporee in October. This year I was hoping to make it a transmitter fox-hunt instead using inexpensive, handheld VHF/UHF antennas and radios.
Truth be told I have only done a fox-hunt once and that was way back in 1978 I think. I don't have the equipment or know-how so I'm looking for input on how to do this, equipment to use, etc.
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kcscouter@gmail. comYIS/YIV--KeithIn order to succeed, you must know what you are doing, like what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing. -- Will Rogers
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