Richmond County ham radio club learns about ‘fox hunt’


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Contributed photo Members of the Richmond County Amateur Radio Club listen to a presentation by Rusty George of the S.C. Palmetto Amateur Linking System during the group's February meeting.


ROCKINGHAM — The February monthly meeting of the Richmond County Amateur Radio Club welcomed a guest speaker, Rusty George of Cheraw, a member of the South Carolina Palmetto Amateur Linking System.

George provided rules and regulations pertaining to a possible future participation in what the amateur radio operators would call a “fox hunt.” Using hand-held radios, antennae setups and a number of competing two-party teams considered the “hounds,” the ultimate goal would be for the hounds to find a two-party team with a hidden transmitter, the “fox.”

Not only would this be used as a fun activity for the club to pursue, but would also serve as a learning tool for searching transmissions on a network.

There will be a testing session available on Saturday, March 5, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Leath Memorial Library for anyone interested in testing for an initial amateur license, upgrading, or renewing an expired license. Testing sessions are held quarterly, the first Saturday in March, June, September and December.

The March club meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Leath Memorial Library.

Anyone interested in the hobby is invited to attend any of the monthly club meetings, regularly held at the library at 9:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Those interested in visiting a club meeting are always welcome, whether licensed or not.

For more information, visit the club’s website at www.k4rnc.org.

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Members of the Richmond County Amateur Radio Club listen to a presentation by Rusty George of the S.C. Palmetto Amateur Linking System during the group’s February meeting.
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Members of the Richmond County Amateur Radio Club listen to a presentation by Rusty George of the S.C. Palmetto Amateur Linking System during the group’s February meeting.

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