Sheri, AB5SC, and myself, AG5CC attended our first amateur radio fox hunt today. The event was a Multi-Club Event and was sponsored by the Cherokee Village Ham Radio Club with participation from the Batesville Area Radio Club and the Lawrence County Amateur Radio Club. Sheri and I are members of the Batesville Area Radio Club. The other BARC members that participated where WB9FZU, KI5EDP & his son Ruger. Also participating and hosting was BARC Vice President, KB9ELS and BARC Treasurer KI5GRX who are also members of the CVHRC.
Sheri and I think we did good for our first fox hunt. We constructed our own Yagi tape measure antenna, and it did a good job of homing in on the fox. We were able to make it to the immediate fox location area in about an hour and forty-five minutes. Several HAMS were circling a giant bush where the fox was eventually located and held triumphantly up in the air.
Everyone then gathered at the beautiful Loberg Park located in Hardy, AR along the Spring River. The Cherokee Village Ham Radio Club did a fantastic job of feeding everyone and making the whole event very enjoyable!
They also presented very nice Certificate of Appreciation plaques to both the BARC and the LCARC for contributions to the event and the Cherokee Village Ham Radio Club. BARC Vice President, KB9ELS, and BARC Treasurer, KI5GRX, accepted the plaque on behalf of the Batesville Radio Club.
Sheri and I want to thank the Cherokee Village Ham Radio Club for a very fun Saturday! We appreciate you!
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