Sunday, January 27, 2013

Panama City ARC Transmitter Hunting

The Panama City ARC Transmitter Hunt Committee is seeking to know how many area hams or prospective hams have an interest in learning more about transmitter hunting and possibly participating in transmitter hunts during the course of the year. Some information is provided below. The minimum equipment is a 2 meter HT or scanner. Directional antennas and attenuators can be home-brewed or purchased. If there is enough interest we can have a group build of tape measure yagi antennas. We also can have training, practice hunts and a competitive event in April. So to measure the level of interest please reply to Greg N4KGL at The committee will report back to the club at the February business meeting on how many are interested. Your committee is Greg N4KGL, Don KK4DWC, Phil KK4DWI and Bob KK4DIV.

Transmitter hunting (also known as T-hunting, fox hunting, bunny hunting, and bunny chasing), is an activity wherein participants use radio direction finding techniques to locate one or more radio transmitters hidden within a designated search area. This activity is most popular among amateur radio enthusiasts, and one organized sport variation is known as amateur radio direction finding.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

January 19 Lynn Haven Portable Ops

There was a good gathering of Panama City ARC hams at the park in Lynn Haven, FL. Phil KK4DWI had a nice slinky dipole from a mast off his truck hitch. Bob WB4BLX had a VHF D-Star Capabilty through Vic K4GXV's Hot Spot. Steve N4VSP and Harold KF4YDO had mobiles. Don KK4DWV brought hisYaesu FT 450 to test. Marv KK4DKT brought his power supply because his rig is in the shop. N4KGL brought his KX3.  Also in attendance was Johnnie KK4MHQ. Contacts included Port St Joe, Atlanta, Virginia and Mexico City. Join us for the next one.  See more photos here.

Left to right Johnnie KK4MHQ, Phil KK4DWI, Greg N4KGL, Marv KK4DKT, Gary AJ4KY, Harold Kf4YDO, Photo by Bob WB4BLX

Don KK4DWC, Phil KK4DWI and Johnnie KK4MHQ