SCARC "Fox Hunt" transmitter hunt and Annual Club Picnic - Sunday August 22, 2021

Submitted by adm-W0YR on Thu, 07/29/2021 - 09:35
Please join us for the 2021 edition of SCARC's annual picnic on August 22 from 17:00-20:00. This year's picnic will differ somewhat in format from previous years due to the ongoing pandemic, but will still offer everyone a chance to gather in an outdoor socially-distanced manner while renewing friendships and sharing in the camaraderie of the club. The timing of the picnic is flexible; come for as long or as short a period as you'd like during the period we've reserved the shelter.

This is a very family-friendly social event, and friends, family, and guests are welcomed.

Fox Hunt on Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Story County Amateur Radio Club is hosting a socially-distant Fox Hunt, or hidden transmitter hunt, at 2pm on Sunday, June 13, 2021, in Ames, Iowa.

We request all interested hunters assemble in the small parking lot west of Hy-Vee Gas, at Grand Avenue and Lincoln Way, to register with the hunt leader and receive the rules briefing. Hunters may be individuals or teams (from the same household) and the Fox will be hidden somewhere within the Ames city limits on publicly accessible property. Everyone is welcome, even if you do not have an amateur radio license (hunting is a receive-only activity). Normally we invite new hunters to ride along with one of the more experienced hunters but with the COVID-19 safety protocols in mind, we can’t encourage that right now.

The automated Fox will transmit a series of Morse code tones on 146.430 MHz FM simplex for two hours (2:10 to 4:10 pm), with assistance provided to any requesting hunter on the Fox frequency in the final hour (after 3:10 pm).

For questions, contact Clint Miller at