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Hunting the Fox!

December 26, 2014 By: G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

Tomorrow, December 27th, is a very important date in the life of Wythall Radio Club. It signifies a morning of “hunting the fox”!

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A few of the “starters” at last year’s event

To radio enthusiasts, “Foxhunting” is nothing to do with horse & hound; it is all about trying to find a hidden radio transmitter (the “fox”), transmitting at short intervals every 10 minutes or so.

This is not therefore an activity that one needs an amateur licence for and so is an event that friends and relatives can (and do!) join in with.

In true Wythall tradition, it ends with lunch at a nearby pub and many tales will be told of how close people were to finding the “fox” first!

Last year saw the debut of the M0GJM Trophy in honour of the late Colin Truran M0GJM, (who sadly passed away last year). It was won by Steven 2E0SDD and Stacey M6STJ, who were very quick at “fox-finding”. We have heard that they are very keen to retain it for a further year. We shall see!