I Know That Fox is Here Somewhere!!
Kirk Groeneveld, KC8JRV was the winner of the Fox Hunt on October 16. The Fox was found on SR 278
at the water tower south of Nelsonville. Kirk, being an enthusiastic supporter of the Fox Hunt, will have the next
Hunt on November 20th dedicated to him, as well as being the Fox.
Weekly Net - Every Wednesday at 9:00 PM local time, on the 147.345+ Mhz and 443.125+ MHz Repeaters, and 223.460 MHz simplex
Net Control Stations-
October 6 - Dustin, KE8QMX
October 13 -Dave, KD8PSB
October 20 - James, W8LGN
October 27 - Bill, W8LGX
Tuesday, October 5, Monthly Club Meeting at the Logan Theater, corner of Main and Mulberry(SR 93) Streets, Logan.
Saturday, October 16, Hocking County Fox Hunt. Check-in begins at 9:45 AM on the 147.345 MHz
repeater, with the hunt beginning at 10:00 AM. The Fox will transmit on 147.495 MHz Simplex, and will
be located within Hocking County. See below for the Fox Hunt Rules.
Tuesday, November 2, Monthly Club Meeting at the Logan Theater, corner of Main and Mulberry(SR 93) Streets, Logan.
Saturday, November 20, 1st Annual KC8JRV Pre-Thanksgiving Fox (Turkey?) Hunt. Check-in begins
at 9:45 AM on the 147.345 MHz repeater, with the hunt beginning at 10:00 AM. The Fox will transmit
on 147.495 MHz Simplex, and will be located within Hocking County. Bring your radios, not your guns!
See below for the Fox Hunt Rules.
Tuesday, December 7, Monthly Club Meeting and Christmas Potluck. Details coming soon.
1. The Fox shall be located within the boundaries of Hocking County, Ohio.
2. The Fox shall be located in plain view of a public roadway - the 'Fox location'. (subject to
change once the Health Emergency is ended)
3. The Fox operator shall select the Fox location at his/her discretion, subject to Rules #1 and 2.
Except as provided in Rule 4, this location will not change during the Hunt.
4. The Fox may begin transmitting at a higher elevation location within a 200 yard radius of the
Fox location for the first 30 minutes of the hunt. After the initial 30 minutes, the Fox must transmit
from the final Fox location until the end of the hunt.
5. The Fox shall transmit on 147.495 MHz FM simplex, using a vertically polarized antenna. The
Fox shall transmit at intervals of 10 minutes or less, for at least 30 seconds per transmission.
6. The Fox operator shall provide clues to the Fox location after the first 30 minutes of the Hunt.
The clues shall be determined by the Fox.
7.The Fox operator shall be the sole judge of the first Hunter to find the Fox, and the winner of the Hunt.
8. Hunters shall NOT transmit on 147.495 MHz during the Hunt. Doing so may result in
disqualification of the offending station. Please provide a clear channel for the Fox.
9. Hunters shall NOT receive directional or bearing information from base stations during the Hunt.
However, Hunters may begin the Hunt from their own base station.
10. Hunters may share location information among themselves while mobile or portable, but
NOT from base stations as per Rule #9.
11. The Hunt Control frequency (147.345+ MHz Repeater) will be used for all important communications,
except for Fox transmissions, during the Hunt.
12. Hunters shall check-in during the 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the Hunt on the
Hunt Control frequency, and will notify the Control Station or the Fox if they leave the Hunt early.
13. Hunters are cautioned to obey all traffic rules, and to not trespass on private property.
14.The Hunt will start on the date and time published on the HVARC website, and end approximately 3 hours
after the start time, or until all Hunters have found the Fox or have left the Hunt.
15. The Hunt may be ended early due to severe weather or other emergency, as determined by
the Hunt Control Station and/or the Fox operator.
16. This is Ham Radio. Don't forget to have Fun!
Hocking Valley Amateur Radio Club - Revised October 16, 2021