W1HFN Fox Deployed, Littleton, June 27, 2019

Barry Fox, W1HFN, writes on the foxhunters list at 1:09 PM on June 27, 2019:

I deployed the W1HFN fox today in the Mill Hill conservation land off Mill Road in Littleton.  Frequency is 146.565 with a voice ID every 30 seconds.


When I recovered it last time, the TX was keying up for 2 seconds then shutting down.  I assumed a dead battery.  When I got it home and recharged the battery, same symptoms.  Wrong assumption.  Turns out water had leaked into the case and landed on the TX PC board.  It reacted with something and left a conductive goo all over the traces.  Scrubbed it off with alcohol and toothbrush, then dried with a hair dryer.  Worked OK, but had lost its audio message.  

Reprogrammed the audio and we’re off to the races.

Happy Hunting.

One Comment on “W1HFN Fox Deployed, Littleton, June 27, 2019”

  1. Barry Fox, W1HFN, writes on the foxhunters list on July 6, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Yikes was it hot! I retrieved the fox this AM, glad I did it early.

    Only one finder braved the WX, George K1IG on 29Jun at 1225.

    Time for a battery re-charge and maybe wait for cooler WX to deploy.

    Barry – W1HFN

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