Radio Direction Finding
Another passion of mine is Foxhunting! The technical term is Radio Direction Finding… Typically what we do, is one person will hide somewhere in our city with their radio. They will transmit every now and then, like every 5 or 10 minutes. Everyone else has to try and find them, by homing in on the transmissions.
Foxhunting can get complicated, using various kinds of antennas, attenuators, radios, GPS and mapping software, and even a computer. Or it can be as simple as one person, one radio, one directional antenna, some ‘eyeballing’ and guesswork. Perhaps surprisingly, I find the second method is a lot more effective. The more gear you have and the more complicated it gets, it seems the more likely it is that something’s going to be off kilter or misaligned.
My current Foxhunting gear is a simple handheld radio with an S meter, an Arrow antenna, and some luck.