The 17th VHF Bangalore Day Foxhunt
The 17th VHF Bangalore Day Foxhunt is being conducted by Bangalore Amateur Radio Club and will be held on 13thÂÂ November 2016
Who can participate and how?
Participants can be either Hams OR would be Hams with Direction Finding facility.
Flag-off, Fox Hole & the Signal
Keeping with the changing times and the worsening traffic conditions, it is proposed to have the following modifications done in the overall plan of event"
The normal tradition of all hunting teams assembling at the centre of the city for flag off has been modified.
Instead, all hunters will assemble at a predetermined location which will serve as the venue for Prize Distribution, Fellowship and Lunch
The Prize Distribution venue will be located about 25 km from city centre and will be intimated in advance.
The assembly time will be 7.45 AM and hunting teams will be issued a competition card which is mandatory for submission at the foxhole to be eligible to claim the prizes.
All Hunting teams will be flagged off at 8.30 AM and can proceed to take up vantage points for tracking the signal.
The Fox will be located within an aerial distance of 15 KM from the Prize Distribution venue
Fox Transmission shall start at 9AM and the duration of the hunt will be two hours.
Transmission shall be at every fifth minutes and ends with a Morse Tone Containing MOE (-- --- .) (dah dah ÂÂÂ dah dha dah ÂÂÂ dit) .
Thirty seconds on high power and 30 seconds on low power.
The signal shall be vertically polarized and Fox Frequency will be on 145.000 MHz
Hunting Procedure & General Guidelines
Competition Cards will be issued on 1st November, before Flag-Off & Hunters must carry their Competition cards on course.
Loss of Competition card will disqualify the competing team.
Competition cards should be handed over to the Fox or Game Controller to qualify for the time record.
VHF Handies, DF unit, mobile phone etc of the team, should be deposited with the Fox OR Game Controller along with the Competition card on reaching the Fox-Hole.
The maximum duration fixed for hunting is 120 minutes. After the first three hunting teams reach the fox hole, the location of fox hole will be announced on the Repeaters, so that all other teams can reach the announced location for a fellowship and lunch.
In case the fox hunters fail to reach the fox hole within the 120 minutes duration, the Fox OR Game Controller may extend the time at his own discretion.
All hams are requested to keep the frequency free during the hunt. Competitors will participate in the true spirit of Sport and no mutual QSO will be carried on fox frequency. Any such QSO will lead to disqualification.
MOBILE PHONES, any other 2-way communications equipment (OTHER THAN DF unit) are NOT permitted on the course.
All hunters should take extreme care while negotiating traffic for their own team safety.
Remember SPEED does not determine your winning but a COOL INTELLIGENT hunt.
IMPORTANT NOTE :ÂÂ ONE VEHICLE WILL HAVE ONLY ONE TEAM
Prizes & Participation Certificates
First three finishing teams will be declared winners. Only 2 hunters of each team are officially considered for prizes.
Winning Team will receive only 2 prizes, and all the remaining team participants will receive Winning Certificates.
All participants will receive Participation Certificates.
Prize distribution is followed by Lunch at or close to the finish location.
Game Controller & Fox
The Game Controller & Fox will be appointed by Bangalore Amateur Radio Club
Looking forward to your participation and Happy Hunting.
Participation Fees and Payment?
- The ARDF participation fee forÂÂ isÂÂ Rs.500/-ÂÂ per participant
- Non-competing participantsÂÂ who areÂÂ willing to join for lunch & fellowship should also pay participation fee ofÂÂ Rs.300/-
- Participation fee forÂÂ family members of non-participatingÂÂ BARC members isÂÂ Rs.300/-ÂÂ each.
- Student ParticipantsÂÂ with a valid educational institution ID cards will pay a fee ofÂÂ Rs.300/-
- Children below 5 years are exempt from participation fee.
Entry forms with payment can be handed over to the organizers on or before 7th November 2016
Payments may be made by cash to one of the BARC committee members. Payment may also be made online by NEFT directly in to the Bangalore Amateur Radio Club account. The account details are as below:
Bank: State Bank of India
Account Name:ÂÂ Bangalore Amateur Radio Club
Account No:ÂÂ 10096737072
Branch Code:ÂÂ 7638
IFSC Code:ÂÂ SBIN0007638
Please mention your callsign (name, if no callsign) while making the online transfer.