This year at Field Day, Chris WA5DM will be doing a Fox hunt.  Anyone wishing to participate may do so and all that is needed is a handy talkie and a directional antenna.
I be posting a link to several Tape Measure antennas below as well as a list of components which will cost around $20 or less.  If you want you can purchase the items needed
and we can construct them at field day as well as tune them.  The only thing I would suggest is making up the coax cable connection end that will connect to your radio before
coming to Field Day.

Items needed -

3/4" PVC Tee      x1
3/4" PVC 4 way  x2
3/4" Schedule 40 PVC Pipe - at least 25"
Hose clamps that will fit over the Tee & 4-way PVC connections - 6 ( 2 if you want to use self-tapping screws on the director and reflector)

8' RG-58 or RG-8x cable with connector for your radio -  suggested to have made up before Field Day
5" wire - 18gauge -  can use 12ga or 14ga house wire

1 Tape measure with 1" wide tape -  Best purchased at HarborFreight for $2.99 unless they are on sale.


These are links to 2 available builds of the Tape measure antenna, the first is where I pulled the list of components.

Tape measure Antenna Instructables

Tape Measure Beam - Joe Leggio WB2HOL

Below is a link to KC9ON's website with a purchasable kit or ready made attenuator.  Kit form is $8 and pre-built is $12
You can purchase a 3/4 pvc junction box that will mount inline behind the director on the antenna and add a handle if you wish.

 FoxHunt Attenuator

If you have any questions please email me and I will try to answer any questions you have.

Robert - KO5RP





The Ellis County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the 2020 ARRL Field Day.  Please join us, even if you're not a a licensed operator!

When: June 26-27, 2021


Where:       Midlothian Multi-Purpose Stadium

                   1800 S. 14th St

                   Midlothian Tx, 76065

                   Google Map of Stadium


The General Public is always welcome to attend and participate or learn about Amateur Radio.  Look forward to seeing you all there this year.



Club Calendar

13.10.2022 19:00 - 19:30
ECARC Monthly Info Net

15.10.2022 8:00 - 10:00
Club Breakfast

20.10.2022 19:00 - 20:00
Monthly Club Meeting

10.11.2022 19:00 - 19:30
ECARC Monthly Info Net

17.11.2022 19:00 - 20:00
Monthly Club Meeting


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