IRA Hamfest Fox Hunt
- I want to thank Mike Hill, W8DER, and Tom Bosscher, K8TB, for putting
on a swell FOX HUNT as part of the IRA (Independent Repeater Assn)
Hamfest this past Saturday. They also put on a swell seminar on the
topic before kicking off the official hunt. These guys have done a lot
to promote the fun of finding hidden transmitters in West Michigan.
I especially thank my partner, Charles Nowack, AJ8W, who has taught me a
whole lot about radios, in general, and about fox hunting, in
particular, and whose enthusiasm and encouragement is what motivated me
to get involved in this aspect of ham radio.
I especially admire Chuck's sense of fair play, camaraderie, esprit de
corps, as he took time from his own fox hunting process to help another
team make sure a home made antenna was working properly with their
radio. Chuck and Mike made several homemade antennas so other guys
could easily and quickly get involved in the "sport" of Fox Hunting.
This fox hunting thing is taking off in West Michigan. I hope others
will get involved.
Happy trails. ---------------- James -K8JHR -----------------