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Fox Hunt

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Wed 25th
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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2 metre Fox Hunt part 3. Further details via club reflector. NOTE: LPH CLOSED.

 

Hi everyone

Here are the details for this Wednesday’s fox hunt. Please note that Lancing Parish Hall will be closed. Details below.

I will be acting as the hidden station call sign G3WOR/P and intend to be on 145.525 (S21 / V42), in the event of that frequency being in use I will identify a free channel and advise on 145.500 and GB3WO.

Please note that the Parish Hall will be closed so we are meeting in the bar at the Lancing Harvester, Grinstead Lane afterwards.  For those not taking part (I hope you all are J) people will be meeting there from 2000 onwards.

This hunt is the third of three of a championship for the G8FMJ Fox Hunt cup. The winning individual(s) will receive 2 points, if the fox is not found before 21:30 the fox(es) receive 1 point. At the end of the year the most points wins with the fastest time being taken into account in the event of tie.

If you haven’t taken part in a fox hunt before and would like to, please post on the discussion list as there are most likely seats available in other vehicles. You may want to find or print a map to draw bearings on.

Rules

Boundaries
North: North End, Findon; South: The sea; East: Shoreham; West: Ferring
There is no specified start location.​

Power
3-5W (might be higher initially if people can’t hear me and advise as such though the repeater but will drop down again)

Antenna
Standard mobile whip. No beams or trickery.

Transmission schedule
19:30 for 2 min – note earlier than usual start time
19:45 for 2 min
20:00 for 2 min
20:15 for 2 min
20:30 for 2 min
20:40 for 1 min with clues of area
20:50 for 1 min
21:00 for 1 min with more clues
21:10 for 1 min
21:20 for 1 min with even more specific clues
21:30 last transmission and details of location

Operating Restrictions for Fox*
Location to be accessible via a normal road vehicle (though approaching on foot is permitted) and on public land, or private land that is open for free public access (such as car parks)
Operator to be visible to hunters (hiding in plain sight permitted)

I have attached a screen grab with the boundaries marked on them, I will be somewhere in there, and as Ian said last time, “not in the blue parts”

I have also attached this post as a PDF if you want to print it out.

Regards

Dorian

2E0FSI