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




 FD 2019

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 27-28, 2020


COVID-19 Notice -  Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak the Clubs board of Directors have decided that Field Day this year will be at your own

QTH.  I am working on a way for each member that has the N3FJP software to upload their contacts for Field Day to the site.  More information on

this will follow in the next week or two.


Please bear with me as I am working 6 days a week 12-13 hours a day and trying to get this tested and online.



Club Calendar

13.05.2021 19:30 - 20:00
ECARC Monthly Info Net

20.05.2021 19:00 - 20:00
Monthly Club Meeting

22.05.2021 8:00 - 9:00
ECARC Monthly Breakfast

10.06.2021 19:30 - 20:00
ECARC Monthly Info Net

17.06.2021 19:00 - 20:00
Monthly Club Meeting


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