September 27, 2022: Joe Moell K0OV: Hidden Transmitter Hunting for the Whole Family
PLEASE NOTE: Because our meeting location is unavailable due to the COVID situation, this presentation will be webcast on the internet. See the IMPORTANT NOTE at the top of this page.
Looking for a ham radio activity that everyone in the family can enjoy? Want an outdoor "techie" sport that will make the kids set aside Facebook and iPhones for a while? Find out how you, your family and your club can have fun with radio direction finding (RDF). There are lots of variations including mobile T-hunting, radio-orienteering, and foxoring. You may already have (or can easily make) all the equipment you need to get started. Keep at it and you might join the hams who have won medals at international championship foxhunts in recent years. As a bonus, you'll learn a skill that will help you rapidly find sources of radio interference.
Joe Moell K0OV has written for almost every ham radio publication and designed many new devices for radio direction finding (RDF). His book "TRANSMITTER HUNTING — Radio Direction Finding Simplified," is the definitive text on RDF for hams. He has written over 250 magazine articles on RDF topics as well as a chapter on the subject for The ARRL Handbook. For twenty years, he served as ARRL's ARDF Coordinator and organized the yearly USA ARDF Championships. He is also moderator of the annual CQ Worldwide Foxhunting Weekend. For more information on transmitter hunting, visit Joe's "Homing In" site on the World Wide Web: http://www.homingin.com