AREG Summer Daytime Fox Hunt & BYO Picnic – Sunday March 5 @ 12pm

VK5ZM hunting 2m “Foxes” in 2019

The next AREG hosted fox hunt is planned to be a daytime family “hand held, on foot” style hunt and BYO picnic event, held in Drage Reserve, Felixtow, just 6km north east of the city centre (near the Kelmzig O-Bahn bus interchange). Members and visitors are welcome to join us in the park from 12.00pm, on Sunday the 5th of March, 2023.

AREG will deploy 6 beacon transmitters on the 2m amateur band (144MHz) throughout the park. The challenge will be to see who can find all of them the fastest!

For those who dont have any equipment, take a look at (this design) by NT1K! It is very simple and quick to put together! Add a variable attenuator and a receiver and you are away!

If you don’t have any gear but want to give it a try, AREG will have at least 1-2 loan sets of gear available, based on the very popular VK3YNG sniffer receivers, or we can arrange to buddy you up with one of the club members who do have equipment so you can get a first taste of fox hunting ARDF style.

If you’re not into fox hunting, but would still like to gather with all of us from AREG, we are also promoting this event as the AREG Summer BYO Picnic for 2023. Just bring your own rugs, chairs, and food and drinks.

AREG has picked this location as it has lots of amenities for all of the family. There are public BBQs, a kids playground and public toilets in the area as well as ample parking in the Drage Reserve car park. The check-in point will be marked with AREG Flags and will be located on the south side of the river Torrens near the Riverside Park western BBQ area (west of the play ground closest to the Drage Reserve Car Park).

This will be a family freindly event with people of all ages welcome to join in, however children must be kept under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times.

We will also endeavor to have someone monitor the VK5RSB 70cm repeater on 439.900 (91.5Hz CTCSS access tone) to help guide anyone in who is having problems finding us.

For those who want to be prepared and setup their receivers ahead of time, the fox frequencies will be:

Transmitter NumberFrequency (MHz)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Next Fox Hunt – THIS FRIDAY NIGHT (and daytime foot hunt/picnic next month)

AREGs next car-based fox hunt will be held this coming Friday the 10th of February, starting from the car park of the North Adelaide Aquatic Centre Carpark at 6:30 PM.

We’ll have three foxes deployed around the Adelaide area, on both the 2m and 70cm bands, so come along and have a go!

As usual, liaison will be on the Summertown 70cm repeater which operates on 439.900 (-5MHz) 91.5CTCSS.

The event is open to anyone with radio direction finding equipment and will span most of the Adelaide metropolitan area. We would love to see you there!

Also, next month’s hunt will be a daytime foot hunt/BYO picnic to be held on Sunday the 5th of March, kicking off at noon at Drage Reserve, Felixstow. This will be family friendly event so make sure you so SAVE THE DATE. Stay tuned for more details on this event, to be posted here in the very near future.

No January Fox Hunt

AREG regrets to advise that due to several key organising members being unavailable, this month’s fox hunt (usually held on the second Friday night of the month) will not be going ahead.

Stay tuned for details regarding our February hunt, to be posted here soon.

73 from AREG!

December Fox Hunt – Cancelled

With Christmas around the corner, the fox hunt organising committee has found themselves busy with end of year fesivities and events, leaving little time available for this months’ foxhunt, so we have had to make the unfortunate desicio to cancel.

Keep an eye out on this site for our January fox hunt annoucement!

Next AREG meeting: Friday 18th November – Amateur Radio Satellites

The next AREG meeting is this coming Friday, November the 18th at the Fulham Community Centre – Phelps Court, Fulham.

Our guest speaker for the evening is Adam, VK2YK/VK5GA who will give be giving us a talk on working Amateur Radio Satellites. Adam will describe what’s involved, what radio equipment needed, and how beginners can get on the air make their first contact via the satellites above VK.

Doors open at 7.15pm and the presentation kicks off at 7.45. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you’ve never come along to one of our meetings, we’d love to see you there, all guests are welcome. For our remote members, the meeting will be broadcast via Zoom!

Concluding Adam’s talk, we’ll all be given an opportunity to have an eyeball QSO among ourselves whilst enjoying a tea or coffee and a biscuit.

We look forward to seeing you there.

November FOXHUNT – This Friday 6.30pm

The next monthly AREG Foxhunt will be run this coming Friday starting 6.30pm from the Adelaide Aquatic Centre car park. Hunts will run on 2m and 70cm.

Liaison will be on the Summertown 70cm repeater which operates on 439.900 (-5MHz) 91.5CTCSS.

The event is open to anyone with radio direction finding equipment and will span most of the Adelaide metropolitan area. We would love to see you there!

Next Fox Hunt: Friday June 24

This Friday night, being the second Friday of the month, would have usually seen our monthly fox hunt being held, however many AREG members and friends are off to the South Australian Riverland this weekend to provide communications assistance in the annual River Paddling Marathon, therefore our June fox hunt has been pushed back to Friday the 24th of June.

As usual, the hunt commences at 6:30pm from the car park at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, with hunters meeting around 15 minutes prior.

All of our fox hunts are open to all to join us, you do not need to be a member of AREG to join in on the fun.

We look forward to seeing you on the night.