The Annual SARC Fox Hunt
The Annual SARC Fox Hunt was held on May 12th, 2012.
Under a warm cloudless sky, 18 Hams, some friends and family, gathered at the north end of Crescent Park in South Surrey.
Under the technical guidance of Amel of BC RadioSport, groups of "Fox Hunters", were divided into advanced and novice classes.
All were given 110 minutes to find five/six hidden "foxes".
Using a simple hand held 2 meter receiver and a variety of home brewed and professionally made directional antennas and attenuators, compasses and maps, coupled with one's acuity of hearing and a good pair of running shoes; they were off.
Surprisingly in all directions, odd for one would have thought the very reason for a directional antenna was to point us in the "correct" direction!!
Anyway the purpose was to have fun and hone one's RDF skills.
Fun indeed was had by all and the results are:
In the Advanced class:
1st place: Grant Van Skiver VE7GVS, 5TXs + MicroFox, 74min 10sec
2nd: John MacConnachie VE7GED, 4TXs, 61min 50sec
3rd: G. D. (Joe) Young VE7BFK, 3TXs + Microfox, 62min 20sec
Out of time:
Mike Zavarukhin VE7ACN
Lou Beaubien VE7CGE
In the Novice class:
1st: Dan Grimard VE7CXG and Donna Grimard VE7DHS , 1TX, 88min
2nd: John Brodie, VA7XB, 1TX, 100min 30sec
3rd: Bhim Sen Nair VA7BIM, 1TX, 105min
An informal BBQ followed the event, this provided the opportunity for some fellowship, camaraderie and exchange of "FoxHunt" stories.
Thanks to Amel VA7KBA, Keith VE7MID, Hiu VE7YXG for photos, Arthur VE7SIE and Nicole VE7PET, John VA7XB and Susan VE7IIE.
Mark your calendars, May 2013 for the Annual FoxHunt.