OVMRC Fox Hunt

Date: Saturday, 27 May 2017

Time: Assembly by 10h30

Location to Meet: The parking area on north side of Sir George Étienne Cartier Parkway (formerly known as Rockcliffe Parkway) just east of intersection of Birch Avenue and just west of RCMP Horse grazing pasture. See map.

Talk-in and coordination channel. 147.150 + (VE3MPC)

Objective of Event: To find one or two hidden 2 metre beacon transmitters. One will be hidden relatively close to the starting point within 10 to 15 minute walking range and the other to be hidden a few kilometers away along the parkway. The more distant transmitter should be heard while driving or cycling along the parkway east bound from the starting port. For seeking out the more distant hidden transmitter, it will be necessary to park your car at one of parkway NCC parking areas and from there, try to find the transmitter on foot.  The transmitters will not be hidden deep in the bush but somewhere along an established pathway.

Participants can set out solo or as a team of two or three.  There will be a staggered departure of participants from the starting point with an expected time to return with or without finding the “FOX”.

Frequencies of the transmitters and other details will be given at the beginning of the event.

What you need to bring: Your Lunch and Refreshments (coffee and donuts served on site by OVMRC).

Other personal gear you may need:

  • Folding Lawn Chair(s).
  • 2 Mtr FM portable with stock antenna and spare battery
  • Optional Directional DFing antennas.
  • Optional reception signal attenuation equipment or technique.

WX Forecast:   Looks good at the time of this post!  (Environment Canada Weather for Ottawa)

June 2016 Fox (Transmitter) Hunt

The OVMRC will host a radio direction finding exercise / transmitter hunt (i.e. fox or bunny hunt) on Saturday, 4 June 2016, at Petrie Island in Orléans, at the north end of Trim Road.  Start time is 11 AM, and the event is expected to run until 2 PM.

Everyone – members, family, friends – is invited.  There is space to picnic and to hunt the transmitters.  Those who wish to join us are to meet at the picnic tables near the parking lot.

Bring your own picnic lunch and refreshments.

There will be a talk-in on the VE3MPC repeater, 147.150+

Please contact Norm (VE3LC) by email (link will open your mail program) to let him know if you are planning to attend and how many in your group.  If that link does not work, you can also contact the webmaster with your information.

Full Details of the Transmitter Hunt:

Entrants can work individually or in two or three person teams.

To locate both (two), 2 metre, low power beacon transmitters that will be hidden on the grounds of Petrie Island within reasonable short hiking distance from the starting point. Each of the two transmitters will be transmitting on different frequencies.

Ideally, directional antennas will assist in finding the transmitters however, it may be possible to find the transmitters using nothing more that a conventional 2 meter FM handheld portable with standard antenna. The transmitters will be transmitting a steady CW carrier signal with an occasional Morse ID. Frequencies of the beacon transmitters will be provided at the site.

The two transmitters will likely be hidden in opposing directions so two individuals or teams can depart from the starting point at the same time seeking one or the other transmitter. After finding the transmitter and marking the sign-in sheet where the transmitter is located or after 30 minutes (which ever comes first) the individual or team will promptly return to the starting point to be sent off to try to find the second hidden transmitter. A longer time than 30 minutes may be given to try to find the transmitters depending on how many participants there are for the event.

Participant will be requested to have a dedicated second portable tuned to 146.52 to listen for instructions to return to the event control when time limit is up. Radios will be on hand for folks without a second radio.

73 and we hope to see you there!

Norm, VE3LC

OVMRC 50th ANNIVERSARY TRANSMITTER AND BUNNY HUNT

Saturday 17 November 2007 from 2PM to 4PM

Notice to all Hunters From Maurice Andre VE3VIG:

If you would like to test and calibrate your 80m DF antenna, come to the Science Museum parking grounds on Saturday Nov 10, 2007 from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM.

I will be there with a transmitter on 3.760 MHz at the 1 watt level to help you do that. I will be available from 10am to 4pm. When no one is testing during that period I will be waiting for you at the VE3JW station inside the museum monitoring VE3TWO.

73 de VE3VIG/VA2MA mobile

Bunny Hunt Contest Info:

  • Target #1 – 80 m – 10 watts Transmitter Locate for 10 points.
  • Target #2 – 2 m – 1 watt Bunny in the Bush Locate for 10 points.

Note: Find the 80m TX, and the 2m Bunny is in the same Grid Square.

Frequencies: 3.760 and 146.580 MHz

Additional points:

  • First arrival at the TX = 10, then 8, 6, 5 > 1.
  • First arrival at the Bunny = 10, 8, 6, 5 > 1.

Start: Anywhere Coordination on VE3TWO 147.300 (+)

Boundaries as follows: Within Grid Squares: FN25dk, FN25ek, FN25dj, FN25ej

Contact Coordinators: VA3CKD, VE3VIG