Latest Foxhunt Results
The HHHC has a monthly fox hunt the third Saturday of each month. The hunt has a 2 hour time limit and the fox must be located somewhere in Lawrence County on public accessable property. Winners are decided on fewest miles driven. In case there is a tie on mileage then whoever arrives first will be declared the winner. If the hunters have the same mileage and arrive at the same time, the hunter who walks to the fox box and finds it first is declared the winner. (If a tie also happens there, the winner will be decided by a fist fight. ;) Start times vary, but are typically 5 pm in the summer and 3 pm during the winter. Our start times vary during spring and fall due sunset times. We don't hunt after dark for safety reasons.
We start our hunts from the Calvary Lutheran Church parking lot which is located on the south side of Bedford at 3705 Austin Drive. Which is located across the highway from the "Bedford - Limestone Capital Of The World" sign and limestone crane.
Jim, N8LL, was the fox and hid at Hopkins Cemetery. He started the hunt at 3:36 PM and used 35 watts of power to start. He switched to low power (2.5 watts) a bit later and alternated between high and low power. Original bearings were a problem for some of the hunters. The hunters in attendance were Mike, KF9NP, Ray, KB9LGS, Lee, KC9OBV with grandson Dustin, Mike Palmer, N9FEB who was from Indy area, and Larry, WA9FFZ. There were signal reflection problems as usually happens on 2 Meters and some of the hunters suffered extra miles because of that. Ray arrived just over an hour into the hunt, Larry arrived in one hour and eighteen minutes and Mike, KF9NP showed in one hour and 26 minutes. Lee and Mike, N9FEB, were unable to find the fox. Mileage tally was Larry, 11.4 miles, Ray, 13.9 miles and Mike, KF9NP, 16.1 miles. Larry won and will start the hunt on November 18th at 3:30. Thanks to Jim for recording the results.