Keith, 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
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 :-)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 12:54
Subject: [ScoutRadio] Fox hunting at
Over 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,
I can be reached at the below eMail address or phone
Keith Kaiserkcscouter@gmail. com
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