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CQ May 2017 Homing In, CQ Magazine, May 2017 -- "Scouts Hunt Transmitters to Earn Merit Badges"

Scout doing 2m ARDF

Many young Scouts have difficulty holding a tape-measure yagi.  Mounting the receiver to the back of the antenna and adding a handle below at the balance point makes it easier.  Learn more about teaching ARDF to Scouts in Homing In for May 2017.

CQ April 2017 CQ Magazine, April 2017 -- "Radio Foxhunting Season Has Arrived"

San Diego Mobile Transmitter Hunters

Two-meter Mobile T-hunters in San Diego prefer yagi or cubical quad directional antennas. Most of them mount their beams on a rotating mast that goes through the vehicle roof.  Read all mobile and on-foot transmitter hunting in the April 2017 issue of CQ Magazine.

CQ February 2017 Homing In, CQ Magazine, February 2017 -- "Results of the 19th Annual CQ WW Foxhunting Weekend"

Jacob Sanderson

Five-year-old Jacob Sanderson helped his mother Patty, N9PLS find 14 hidden transmitters in an hour during the on-foot foxhunt at the 2016 Dayton Hamvention.  Read more about hams having fun doing transmitter hunting during 2016 in Homing In for February 2017.  (Photo by Bob Frey WA6EZV)

CQ November 2016 Homing In, CQ Magazine, November 2016 -- "Seven Medals for ARDF Team USA in Bulgaria"

ARDF Team USA 2016

Eleven of the fifteen members of ARDF Team USA 2016 just after the final awards ceremony.  Read all about their experiences at the ARDF World Championships in Bulgaria in Homing In for November 2016.  (Photo by Mindy Wright)

CQ logoHoming In appeared monthly in 73 Magazine from November 1988 until the magazine ceased publication with the September 2003 issue.  My column then appeared in CQ VHF magazine, a quarterly publication, from 2004 through Fall 2013 and CQ-Plus Digital Magazine during 2014.  Now it is scheduled to appear four times per year in CQ Magazine, which is available in print by subscription and in Amateur Radio Stores. You can also subscribe to CQ in digital form, viewable on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android.  I welcome your input for future articles, so please continue to send me your news of mobile and on-foot transmitter hunt activities.

The Fine Print: This is the official Web site for Homing In and other KØOV articles about RDF, but not for any magazine. Homing In articles are produced independently in southern California.  Text and artwork of all articles Copyright © Joseph D. Moell. All rights reserved.

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This page updated 5 May 2017