KD1D Fox is On the Loose Again in Westford, April 22, 2022

Alan Hicks, KD1D, writes on the NEMassFoxHunters list on April 22, 2022 at 6:45 PM:

I placed the KD1D Fox in a Westford location.   It is operating on 146.565 MHz with an output of 50 mW and the same 30 second message as last year, repeating every 60 seconds. I expect to retrieve the fox around noon on Monday. 

It should be a relatively easy find if you start from the Norman E. Day School on East Prescott Street (near the intersection of East Prescott and Town Farm Road).  If you’re not a local, be advised that East Prescott turns into North Main Street without warning a few hundred feet down the road.  North Main is not anywhere near Main Street, by the way.  If you choose this starting point, you will see a separate parking area for the John Gagnon Trail.

An alternate starting place is from the Blanchard School parking lot off of West Street.

A map of the area can be found at:


Happy hunting  and 73 de KD1D, Alan!

One Comment on “KD1D Fox is On the Loose Again in Westford, April 22, 2022”

  1. Alan Hicks, KD1D, writes on the NEMassFoxHunters list:

    I retrieved the KD1D Fox today (Monday, April 25) at noontime. It was still going strong and a check of the gel cell check a few minutes ago showed 12.38 VDC. That would be sufficient “juice” for at least 2 more days.

    Congratulations to the successful hunters:

    Eliot, W1MJ at 14:10 EDT on 4/23
    Mike, K1 MJC at 14:30 EDT on 4/23 (assisted by Noah, his faithful canine companion)
    George K1IG at 11:10 EDT on 4/24

    I’m working on boosting the power of the Squawkbox Fox and constructing a couple of Foxensteins from bits and pieces including a 2m/75cm and an 80 meter CW fox.

    I’m also concocting a scheme for a group fox hunt on FRS frequencies. Stay tuned.

    73 de KD1D, Alan

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