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22nd Kerala VHF Fox Hunt @ Kollam on 21st April 2018
Time: 3.00 PM. Flag off by:
Shri George Koshy,  Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kollam

Fox hunt is open to all hams and SWLS. The CSD rolling shields will be awarded to the team leaders of the first three winning teams, in addition to cash awards and certificates.

  • The fox hole will be anywhere within a radius of 30 K.Ms from Kollam Railway station
  • The fox howL will be a tone in 145.600 Mhz in omni direction for one minute duration (first 30 seconds will be 5 watts followed by 30 seconds by 300 m.w.)
  • The first howl will be at 3.00 (IST) and thereafter every five minutes
  • Please do not have any QSO in the game frequency, it may disqualify the team.
  • At 4.00 PM you can ask for the first clue from the game controller who will be available at the call frequency 145.500 Mhz throughout the game. At 4.30 PM you can ask for the second clue. At 5.00 PM the game will be announced as closed by the game controller at the call frequency as well as at the game frequency.
  • The participating teams are requested to register with the QARL secretary by post or over telephone in advance.


During Ham Fair

Fox hunting is an activity wherein participants use radio direction finding techniques to locate radio transmitter hidden within a designated search area. This activity is most popular among amateur radio enthusiasts, and one organized sport variation is known as amateur radio direction finding.

The first Kerala VHF Fox Hunt was conducted at Kollam during 1995. VU2 GVX and SWL Pradeep were the winners. The second and third Fox Hunt were held at Trichur in 1996 and 1997. The next Fox Hunt was held at Chalakkudi. VU2RDL and VU3KMU, members of QARL were the winners. The forth Fox Hunt was conducted at Kollam and VU2PEB and VU2CTN were the winners. The sixth Fox Hunt again was held at Kollam and VU2HRI and VU3BHU were the winners. The CSD Rolling Trophy for the VHF Fox Hunt is instituted by VU2CLD, VU2IHX and VU3SMG in memory of Late Om Sivachandra Das VU2CSD. The second prize is donated by Eranakulam Auto Sports Club and the third prize was donated by Palakkad Auto Sports Club.


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What is FoxHunt 

VHF Fox hunt is hidden transmitter hunting. A complete video demonstrating fox hunting for amateur radio, finding hidden transmitters called "foxes" using very inexpensive "ham made" directional yagi antennas

16th Fox Hunt

Video taken live while the fox hunt was in progress. Fox hunt is a game, the aim is to find  the hidden wireless transmitter.


The QARL team is ready to help you !

Contact us now

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Biju Jacob VU2SYT
Joint Secretary, QARL

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K Murukan VU2IDB
Joint Secretary, QARL

Latest News



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Ham Fair 2018 is to be conducted on 22nd of April 2018 at T.M Varghese Hall, near Kollam Collectorate. Chief guest of the event will be the Hon'ble Mayor of Kollam.

Posted by VU2IDB Rajesh R.K Nair
23/02/2018 02:12:00PM Kollam


All Kerala VHF fox hunt

All Kerala VHF fox hunt will be on 21st April at 3 PM at QAC Road, near to Kollam Railway Station. Asst. Commissioner of Police will flag of the event.

Posted by VU2IDB Rajesh R.K Nair
23/02/2018 01:00:00PM Kollam


Ham Fair 2018 Kenwood Stall

Antennas and other ham radio equipments will be available at the stall conducted by the dealer of KENWOOD. Book in advance via email to

Posted by VU2SYT Surendran
15/03/2018 10:15:00AM Kollam


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Kerala, INDIA                    


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