Yes I know its a bit late but here it is.
I hope you enjoy it.
I have a review of a lot of Amateur radio related podcasts in this issue.
October 4 , 11 , 18 , and 25 at 6 pm
More and more hams are discovering the fun of tracking down hidden transmitters out in the woods. It’s a worldwide sport with opportunities for friendly competition at home and abroad. A ham radio license isn’t a requirement, but it makes it lots more fun.
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.
Fox hunting links
- 4 MHz Offset Fox Hunt Attenuator. From Arrow Antennas, this device shifts the incoming frequency by 4 MHz to enable better close-in hunting.
- Radio direction finder kit of the so-called “doppler” variety, made by KN2C. (Advertisement on page 130 of May, 2011, QST—I know nothing more)
- Integrated transmitter for fox hunting. Article on page 33 of May, 2011, QST. Article itself has some further links for those interested in this kit.
- Homing In, a website devoted to fox hunting. Lots and lots of stuff, though you’ll have to poke around a bit to see how it’s organized. Lots of pictures and further links. While on the site, look at Joe Moell’s book Transmitter Hunting: Radio Direction Finding Simplified.
- Fox hunting video, 2006 USA ARDF Championships: International Style Amateur Radio Direction Finding, from Amateur Radio Video News
What?? you did not make the August meeting of the Gulf Coast Amateur radio club?!
Well here is the video of the meeting.
See you next month 🙂
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Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club.
Get yourself a Club bumper sticker
for the back of your vehicle.
The sticker is the typical 3″ X 10″ size.
Price is $5 each.
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Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club
6909 Tierra Verde St
Port Richey, FL 34668
P.O. Box 595
New Port Richey FL 34656-0595
East Lake CERT is offering the G-317 CERT training class on Fri. Sept 14 thru Sun. Sept 16. This training follows FEMA guidelines and will include instruction for:
- Disaster Preparedness
- Search & Rescue
- Small Fire Suppression
- Emergency Communications
- Fire Extinguisher Training
Fri: Class room instruction will begin at 6p, please dress comfortably. The class manual will be supplied on DVD so bring a computer if you wish.
Sat: This day will consist of classroom instruction from 8a to 5p with breaks for hands on experiences and lunch. You may bring your lunch or choose from many local eateries. Please dress comfortably and appropriately for both indoor and outdoor activities which should include close toed shoes. Don’t forget insect repellent, sunscreen if you need it, EL CERT will provide water.
Sun: Instruction will begin at noon and run thru 5/5:30p. Part will be classroom, part will be outdoors and most will be the fun part … your disaster drill. Please dress appropriately for any weather, preferably long pants/closed toe shoes/hat if needed/gloves, EL CERT will provide water. G-317 certificates will be awarded upon completion.
CERT Mission Statement:
“The Greatest Good For The Greatest Number”