I found a fox!

I found a fox! No, not a real fox…a QRP fox! I took a break from watching the Packers get whooped by the Lions, and ran up to the shack for a bit of relaxing. I turned on the KX3, and it was still tuned to 3.550 CW. Right away came N0UR calling CQ FOX. I haven’t participated in the fox hunts before, but hey, this had to be destiny! Jim in MN picked me up right away…first call! He did have to ask for my power (5W) as in the excitement I forgot to send it!

Thanks Jim for the hunt! If you’re interested in giving QRP a try, and you like a bit of a challenge, check out the QRP Fox Hunt page.

Michael Brown, KG9DW, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Illinois, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

3 Responses to “I found a fox!”

  • Jerry VE6CPP:

    Guess you missed the ‘Not So Whooping Final Score’..but was still a Bad Call..(though from Ref’s angle, tough to see !) Any QRP Q’ is a ‘Touch Down’ ! 73
    Happy Hunting !

  • Gary KN4AQ:

    This is a different definition of “Fox Hunt” than I’ve been aware of in my ham career (50 years so far). I’m used to the term being applied to hidden transmitters that you physically go out and find using direction-finding equipment and techniques. I’m not objecting. From the web page, it looks like this goes back to at least 2000. And the ‘real’ fox hunters (the people on horseback chasing furry animals through the woods) have a stronger claim to the phrase, anyway. Just wanted to comment in case anyone else is going “wait, what?”

  • Chuck, K6ZIZ:

    Indeed, Gary, my father was an avid horseback rider who participated in those fox hunts, using a real, live fox. It was quite a sport then. That was in the 50’s, so that practice is probably outlawed now.

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