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