April 2015 Program Meeting

In April, the club performed a Fox Hunt for the program meeting. A Fox (small, low-power transmitter) was hidden in Joplin, and the members used various techniques to find it. In a previous meeting, the club provided materials and instructions for constructing a 2m loop antenna. This particular antenna has sharp nulls which can be used in finding the direction of the transmitter by turning it until the signal disappears.

Various techniques were used and the winner simply drove around with their HT and listened for the signal to get stronger, then walked around the park until they found David Surgi dressed up like a bum, with the transmitter!