The event was attended by Jonathan ZS1ARB, Rob ZS1SA and Colin ZS1RS. The timing of the event on the public holiday seemed like a good idea a month ago but as it was, there were at least a half dozen apologies by members via WhatsApp before the event started, promising to attend the next one (which will take place sometime in March 2019 - final date still to be confirmed).
The fox was hidden by a volunteer and found in a parked car on a nearby street in Rondebosch. It was then moved and hidden again under the bushes near our club house. We were grateful as that is where we had left our cars! In both cases, Colin located the fox a good 5 minutes before the other hunters were on the scene, but we were close behind.
We learned quite a bit about the idiosyncrasies of our various antennas and hunting methods. For one thing, I learned to not put the fox’s frequency in a memory in the radio, and rather to use the VFO of the radio so you can tune off a few kilohertz when you are close, in order, to lower the signal into your receiver.
Great fun was had by all and we are looking forward to the next event with even more hunters on the trail.
Below, left to right are Rob ZS1SA, Jonathan ZS1ARB and Colin ZS1RS with their DF-hunting Yagis. Can you find the fox? it's in the picture - somewhere [the answer is below the photo...]
|[ Click on the photo to enlarge. The fox is located behind the palisade gate,
discretely sitting on the ground, camouflaged with some leaves... ]