29 May 2014 – Top Band DF Hunt

Not a rx as used by members, but  R1155 WWll DF as used in Lancasters etc.
Not a rx as used by members, but an R1155 WWll DF as used in Lancasters etc.

It would seem the old ways and methods have been somewhat forgotten, or perhaps some members are not experienced in this type of contest. Ten members with 160M receivers turned out for the Spring Top Band DF Hunt, looking for Stewart, G3RXQ who was acting as the ‘Fox’.   Transmissions were made in mode A1A for one minute every five minutes starting and ending with a CW identification.  However, after an hour of searching, not a single member had managed to find the transmitter!   Members did, however, walk a very long way while looking and finally met up at the ‘local’ for a drink and chat. Almost everyone agreed it had been a good evening!

 The EU elections took place in the meeting hall the week before (22 May 2014) so there was no club meeting.