This week’s club meeting was devoted to a group of visiting Scouts, who had come to construct radio direction-finding (RDF) antennas for an upcoming fox hunting event. The two metre band portable yagis were constructed from plastic tubing with steel tape measures re-purposed as antenna elements. A bit of wire for tuning stubs, some coaxial cable and plugs, and the antennas were ready to go. Several members provided hand-held receivers, and audio field strength indicators and attenuators were in the works. Afterwards, the Scouts tried out their new antennas around the club grounds.
The Scouts reportedly had a lot of fun building the antennas, but we suspect the club members enjoyed the evening even more!
The practice fox hunt will take place near the club house this coming weekend, and it will prepare for another hunt at JOTA in October.