On Thu, Aug 05, 2004 at 06:30:33PM -0600, Grillo's wrote:
> Are you familiar with the European "fox hunting" idea? This is hiding a
> transmitter and everyone trying to find it with directional antennas hooked
> up to portable receivers, while running in the woods getting bearings until
> the fox is found.
This is known as Amateur Radio Direction Finding, or ARDF. There is a
steadily growing amount of ARDF activity in the United States and Canada.
Interestingly, major ARDF meets in North America in recent years have been
attracting roughly a 15-20% female participation rate - making it an order
of magnitude more popular among women than HF radio contesting:
> It could be set up as a
> club activity in densly populated amateur radio communities. Alas, such is
> not the case in Colorado.
One of the most active clubs in the country is the Albuquerque Transmitter
Hunters (http://home.att.net/~wb8wfk/), who hosted the 2001 USA ARDF
Championships. If they can drum up activity, I should think that the
greater Denver area could, too... :-)
Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
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