This Tuesday we will be having a Fox Hunt during our meeting at 7p.
Bring your Tape Measure Yagi or any other antenna you want to try out for finding the fox! If you need help adding a connector on the antenna we made a couple months ago, let us know and plan on coming early – we will have a soldering station for those who need help. Email back on groups.io or reply on Facebook if you plan on coming early to solder on a connector. I don’t know what connectors are available so plan on bringing one or make arrangements to get one before then.
We will be meeting at the normal meeting location – 502 Pearl, Joplin MO. The Fox will be hidden somewhere nearby, this won’t be a city-wide hunt, just a local practice and opportunity to test our our antennas.
The project meeting next week (Mar 27 at 7p) will be construction of a very portable, collapsible 2m beam antenna using PVC and measuring tape, by Roger Kidd. The club should have enough parts for at least 20 people to construct antennas, including coax, and we will have tools and soldering guns available. These directional antennas will come in handy later this year when we do fox hunts!
The antennas will be built without connectors on the coax – that way you can install the type of end you prefer, such as BNC or PL-259. Of course, if you need help installing that, we will gladly assist you, and the club store does have some PL-259’s for members to purchase.
The club is providing materials for members to build the antennas, while non-members may also participate by purchasing a kit for $9. You can pay via cash or check at the meeting, or via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org any time (just put a comment including your callsign and that it’s for the tape measure yagi.)