John Morrice K6MI and Erik Scott NI6G, the winners of the November 22, 2014 event, devised a great hunt. They employed some deception and misdirection to hinder and throw the hunters off the fox’s trail.
DX Engineering Acquires Bencher Skyhawk and Skylark Antennas Plus Butternut Antennas
Tallmadge, OH (PRWEB) – For years, Amateur Radio operators have relied on Bencher Antennas and Butternut Antennas for both HF contesting and DXing. Now, the Skyhawk and Skylark antennas, as well as every Butternut antenna model, will be manufactured and sold exclusively by DX Engineering. DX Engineering also carries all the service, repair, and replacement parts required to keep these antennas in good operating condition.
Japanese Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads are Launched into Deep Space
Japan has successfully launched its Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample-return mission into deep space, and with it, two satellites carrying Amateur Radio payloads. A Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) rocket lifted off on schedule early on December 3 (UTC), carrying the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft on the first leg of its journey to Asteroid 1999 JU3. Along for the ride into deep space are two Amateur Radio satellites, Shin’en 2 (Abyss 2) and ARTSAT2: DESPATCH. The launch had been postponed twice owing to unfavorable weather conditions. Shin’en 2 will identify as JG6YIG, while ARTSAT2:DESPATCH will use the call sign JQ1ZNN.
SKYWARN Recognition Day 2014 gets underway at 0000 UTC on Saturday, December 6 (Friday, December 5 in US time zones). This will mark the 16th annual event. Co-sponsored by ARRL and the National Weather Service (NWS), the 24-hour event recognizes the vital public service contribution that Amateur Radio operators make while working with NWS offices during severe weather events. It also is aimed at strengthening the bond between Amateur Radio operators and local NWS offices.
Little Basin Campground has both tent sites and cabins. Many of the tent sites can accommodate an RV or trailer. There is only one RV site with electrical hookup. There are community restrooms and hot showers.
All sites are a maximum of 2 vehicles and 8 people.
Tent Sites are $35.00 a night.
Cabins are $85.00 a night and sleep from 4 to 12.
Sorry, no pets allowed
January 16-18, 2015
(some parties may leave for location on Thursday or Friday)
When RF meets terrain, you can get some interesting results. The transmitter hunt on November 22, 2014 was no exception. With five teams starting the hunt
As the winners of the last hunt were not available to hide, I volunteered for the duty. In my research planning for this hunt I had identified several potential locations for the fox to hide. After scouting a few locations I decided on one that I had found during a geocaching outing a couple years ago. Which it turns out made an awesome location for the hidden transmitter.