80 Meter Fox in Westford, June 1, 2019

Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ, writes on the foxhunting list on June 1 at 12:14 PM:

There is an 80m fox  deployed in Cider Mill Pond in Westford.  Note that this conservation area is  now 55 acres bigger due to a recent purchase by the Town of Westford.

It is designed to automatically turn on around 8 AM, and automatically turn off  around 7 PM.  It should actually transmit a “QRT” message as it goes down.  If  you hear it transmitting a “LOW POWER” message, let me know, as that means the  battery is nearly depleted.

I’m curious to see how long the battery lasts with my latest improvements.

Frequency: 3579-3580ish.

New England QRP Club Program at HamXposition, September 6-8, 2019

The New England QRP Club has announced its agenda for the Northeast HamXposition convention (formerly known as “Boxboro”) September 6-8, 2019. 

The three-day program kicks off with a Friday breakfast followed by setup of the special event station WQ1RP on the hotel grounds. Throughout the weekend is a pizza party, a “night owl” gathering, a kit build-a-thon, breakfasts, a full symposium of talks, and more. 

A full description can be found by viewing the attached flyer.