KC1DKY Fox Deployed, Chelmsford, November 30, 2018

Nick Mollo, KC1DKY, writes on the fox-hunting list:

The KC1DKY fox is once again out and about in Chelmsford on town land.  Fox is on 146.565 MHz.  Send a DTMF of 1 to activate the fox.  If the fox does not seem to be responding, send a couple DTMF # and then a 1 to possibly whack it back into shape.  The fox will signal for 30 seconds and be silent for 15 seconds, and repeat for 15 minutes.  The fox is located about a quarter of a mile from the parking area and only about 30 ft. in from the trail.  Don’t forget to sign the log book in the plastic bag next to the fox.

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One Comment on “KC1DKY Fox Deployed, Chelmsford, November 30, 2018”

  1. Nick MolIo, KC1DKY, writes on December 4, 2018 at 1 PM:

    I retrieved the fox during lunch today from Russell Mill Pond and Chelmsford Town Forest. Two hunters were successful in locating the box:

    K1IG – George; he found it on Friday, Nov 30th, not long after I e-mailed the group. I feel kind of bad as it took him 1.5hours to find, as it was one of the hardest. On the other hand, I got kudos for a good job hiding it.

    W1FDR – el Loco, Bob; he also found it after 1.5 toggles, which must be something like 25minutes or so.

    I shall charge it up, check the weather, and redeploy if the weekend looks nice.

    Incidentally – does anyone have any “requests”? A place to hide it? Longer transmit time, shorter off time? No hints in the e-mails? More cryptic hints in the e-mails? I can’t accommodate everything, but I’ll take ideas under advisement.

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