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Fox Hunting

Ham Radio Direction Finding (Fox Hunting).

Radio direction finding is used to find sources of interference to any form of wireless electronic communications, including broadcast and two-way radio, television, and telephones. It is also used to track missing or stolen cars and other property. Search and rescue workers use it to find persons in distress. Emergency Locator Transmitters in downed aircraft are tracked with RDF techniques.

Much of the information at this site pertains to RDF equipment and techniques for Amateur Radio (ham) operators. Hams use RDF to track jamming stations and stolen equipment, but more often, they use it just for fun. Hidden transmitter hunting has been done by hams for about fifty years and it is a growing activity.  T-hunting refers specifically to hunts involving hams driving in RDF-equipped vehicles. A mobile T-hunt is best described as hide-and-seek for all ages with radio gear. When you set out on a T-hunt, you never know where you'll end up, and you have no idea what you're going to find. No form of ham radio contesting is more fun! Mobile T-hunting is done in cities and towns all over the USA, and elsewhere.

Mobile T-hunting is called foxhunting in some parts of the USA, but everywhere else in the world, the terms "foxhunting" and ARDF refer to another kind of RDF contest, done completely on foot in large woods and parks. It's a map-and-compass sport similar to orienteering, with about a half-dozen "fox" transmitters to find in a period of two hours or so. Someday this sport, which is also called foxtailing, fox-teering and radio-orienteering, may become an Olympic event. Meanwhile, it's a fun-filled activity for your hamfests and Scout Jamborees.


Fox hunting

Here are some great links and information:


Here is an antenna-    http://www.learnmorsecode.com/foxhunting.html

To-Joe Moell K0OV
---Original Message-----
From: Michael Mauk <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: Mon, Feb 7, 2011 10:57 am
Subject: may I link your site Homing In to our Clubs web site

Hi I am trying to find information about fox hunting  to put on our Clubs web site.
May I put a link to your page?
 our club is
Okanogan county Amateur Radio Club
Sure, links to www.homingin.com are welcome.  I hope you can get some transmitter hunting going within your group.  Maybe we'll see some of your members at the next ARDF championships!
Joe Moell K0OV