Usually there is a morning hunt starting at 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM and an afternoon hunt starting at 1:00 PM. The ending time on the morning hunt is to allow everyone to get lunch so that the afternoon hunt will start on time. We will meet at a local eating establishment for lunch between the two hunts for a chance to compare hunting techniques. The location will be determined before the start of the first hunt.
The fox MUST be copyable at the starting point by a majority agreement among the hunters present. The starting point is the top level of parking garage PG10 at Compaq (Southwest corner of State Highway 249 and Louetta; about 2 miles North of Willowbrook Mall.) NOTICE: External antennas must be capable of removal to get in this garage!
Talk-in frequencies are the 146.76 and 444.450 linked repeaters.
The fox transmitter will be on 144.36 MHz and maintain constant power throughout the hunt. The antenna may not be changed during the course of the hunt.
The fox must transmit voice audio for a minimum of 60 seconds every 3 minutes. The audio may be pre recorded but the use of sound effects is prohibited.
The fox antenna and transmitter shall be within 500 feet of access by standard passenger cars in a publicly accessible area with no charge for admission. Reasonable care must be taken to ensure that hunters can safely get to the hidden T.
The fox may not simultaneously transmit another signal in the two meter band to interfere with the fox. A crosslinked fox must be linked via another band. The fox must also monitor the talk-in frequency to collect drop outs and announce if he is having technical difficulties.
The hunt boundaries are the area bounded by I-290, Beltway 8, I-45, and FM-1488. Private lands are out of bounds. A good map of this area is available for free from the Tomball Chamber of Commerce.
RULE MODIFICATIONS: Rule modifications must be announced before the day of the hunt and should be announced at least a week early.
Winner is determined by the least mileage on the hunter's car odometer at the time of finding the fox. The fox will record this mileage when found.
For more information on foxhunting or this hunt contact:
Earl Morse KZ8E
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