QO-100 FOX HUNTING

  • Dear All,

    "I WANT TO ANNOUNCE AN ACTIVITY THAT WILL HELD ON QO-100 THIS WEEKEND, MAYBE YOU ALREADY KNOW OUR TEAM FROM THE QO-100 KGSTV ACTIVITY (https://marsonearthproject.org/kg-stv-activity-result/)"


    During these pandemic days we wanted to have another activity for children and families who are at home and away from their friends.


    We wanted initiate an awareness about hamradio and space communications while playing an old hamradio game altogether on a satellite transponder.


    Foxhunting (also known as radio direction finding) is a field game under normal circumstances, where there are hidden and randomly transmitting tiny transmitters in a big field which I trying to be found by the attendees. When you find a transmitter location (called fox) you get points which means you hunt a fox. We don’t harm any animal during this activity. Please visit http://ardf.fi/ en for a sample activity held in Finland.


    This time, because of pandemic situation, we will not have a chance to be outdoors. Like our previous QO-100 KGSTV activity we wanted to hunt the foxes on our geostationary satellite transponder QO-100. This time we will be at home, monitoring the QO-100 downlink frequencies. Here is the story and procedure to be part of this activity:

    • Random SSB voice transmissions will be conducted on QO-100 SSB transponder portion,
    • Transmission times will be randomized withing the given activity hours,
    • Transmission frequencies will be random within a few frequency range,
    • You will try to capture and record the transmissions as good and long as possible (hunt the fox),
    • This transmission will include a chiled’s voice recording with his/her message to space and a secret letter for this challenge,
    • Sending these recordings and the secret word (refer to rules) to us will reward you with an award for the activity.


    Activity Date & Time

    15 May 2021 15:00 UTC to 17:00 UTC

    16 May 2021 15:00 UTC to 17:00 UTC


    Rules

    • Participants can use any reception technology (e.g. direct reception with dish + legacy radio and/or SDR radio, any web SDR, any remote station),
    • There is no age restriction,
    • The following frequency ranges will be used (randomly);
      • 10489.670 – 10489.680 MHz
      • 10489.700 – 10489.710 MHz
      • 10489.770 – 10489.780 MHz
      • 10489.810 – 10489.820 MHz
    • The Mars On Earth Project will do transmission for 1 (one) minute on any of the spot frequencies at a random schedule/time,
    • Transmission will be in USB modulation,
    • Transmission will include the following information (voice),
      • Transmission will start with alternating tones for 3 seconds (to be spotted easily),
      • Transmitting radio identification (OH2UDS or OH2CAV),
      • Message from a child to SPACE, who is part of “eTwinning Education Project”,
      • The message will end with a hint for the secret word, e.g : “and the secret letter is ……..”,
      • End of transmission with alternating tones transmission,
    • You need to record the message as long as possible,
    • You need to capture the secret letters as well. Combining secret letters will give you the secret word.


    FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE VISIT : https://marsonearthproject.org…ting-on-qo-100-satellite/


    73's de TA7W/OH2UDS

    Baris