Malacca ARDF Event

Radio Sport

 Air Keroh, August 30th & 31st, 2008

   Venue: Hutan Rimba, Air Keroh, Malacca

Write-up by Donovan ~ 9W2DOV

Fox Hunt - Malacca
Saturday & Sunday, August 30th & 31st, 2008 

In conjunction with the 51st Merdeka Day celebration, the Malacca Amateur Radio Community has organized a Field Day cum Fox- Hunt led by 9M2WT (Bill) with the help of fellow ham and SWLs in Malacca.

The main idea for this event was to bring together ham operators SWLs and also all those from all walks of life who are interested in this fraternity. This will also enable us to spread the knowledge and sprit of ham radio; such as radio technology, wireless communication, and also to put these knowledge to good use like RESCUE.

The event would not have been successful without the team effort from  9W2HHL, 9W2CWL, 9W2FCW, 9W2JRT, 9W2TRJ, 9W2DOV, 9W2NCL, and last but not least the 2 swls of Koh & Queek; and also harmonics of 9M2WT and their friends

 The foxes components which was given to us by 9M2LC
(thanks to you - musang) and assembled by 9W2CWL.

With the help of 9M2WT, 9M2LS and after several months
of trials and error, we manage to get 4 foxes working.
By then we had only 2weeks before the count down date.
But as luck was in our way, all well ends well.

Prior to the date of the Hunt, there was a workshop on what fox-hunting is and antenna construction at the MMU students lecture hall, where eventually 6 teams participated in the hunt.

During the workshop 9M2AU (Aziz) came all the way down from Kuala Lumpur to give the students a fare good idea of our fraternity. Thank you Aziz.


In all we have about 150 to 200 participants. We have participants from Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Johor and of course Malacca. Some even brought their families. T-shirts and pen were given away as Souvenirs. Since there was a camp site, a lot of them pitched up their tents and camped for the night before the hunt, while others booked into nearby hotels.

The day’s hunt went on beautifully, with participants looking into the ground and up in the sky for the foxes. As I say earlier that all well ends well, with delighted winners and happy loser. It was all fun.

Congratulations to the winners and better luck to the disappointed losers.  As the saying goes all good things has to come to an end, the event broke off at 3.00 p.m. as the start of  Ramadan for Hari Raya Puasa was the next day.

Here are the results of the winners:-

The first to find the fox MOE Mohd Redzuan SWL
The first to find the fox MOI Fadzai 9W2SMF ~ Group V17
The first to find the fox MOS Kon Jee Heng SWL ~ MMU
The first to find the fox MOH Siew Kah Yit SWL ~ MMU
The shortest time taken Fadzai 9W2SMF ~ Group V17

Updated on
October 27th, 2014
By 9M2LC