Mike Cormier, K1MJC, writes on the Waltham ARA list and NEMassFoxHunters list at 4:16 PM on May 13, 2022:
Yes, the K1MJC Fox’s are a-foot!
I put it them out today, Friday.
The fox’s are close to each other somewhere in an area within the City limits of Waltham, MA.
“School” is the clue.
The extra added bonus here is this time, I’ve placed a UHF fox out as well.
This is an experimental unit, made up of a Arduino pro mini 3.3 V with a 433 MHz AM transmitter with very low power.
It does tend to drift 10 kHz on either side of the stated frequency possibly with battery voltage; and for those of you who have “AM“ capabilities in your handheld, this is an extra added bonus.
Also, I’m not sure how long the battery life will last with the AM Fox so the sooner you hunt it the better ; ( possibly 2days?)
Note: It can be heard on FM, but it is scratchy and noisy. AM reception is the best!
Fox Frequencies are:
UHF 433.975 (thereabouts).
(There is only a log with the VHF fox. Nothing with the UHF fox).
As usual, they will be retrieved before Sundown Sunday.
One of The maps on this page would prove useful!