Fox Hunting Equipment
For her master’s coursework, Mary is taking a class on spatial data methodology. She wanted to do a radio direction finding final project, but since I haven’t done much with my ham radio license recently, this was a good chance to invest in some equipment:
It transmits using AM on the 70 cm band. Every 85 seconds it transmits my call sign (KDØGTK), and then it beeps every 1.3 seconds for 50 milliseconds.
This antenna is two 3-element Yagi antennas, one each for the 2 m and 70 cm bands. For now, we’ve only assembled the 70 cm antenna, but we’ll put together the rest before our next fox hunt, as it will use 2 m.
I’ve used this handheld before, and have always been impressed with its durability, battery life, and receiver coverage.
I’ll tell you how the fox hunt went in a later post.