Fox Deployed, Chelmsford, April 6, 2019

John Salmi, KB1MGI, writes on April 6 at 10:53 AM: A second Fox Box has been deployed somewhere in Chelmsford. To Activate press DTMF tone 2 for two seconds on 146.565. Remember you could activate 2 Foxes at the same time, and hear each one. Each one has different tone and in different directions. Have fun. If you like the locations of the Foxes please email me. Others have already asked for the location of the Westford Fox.  It saves a lot of time tracking down the location.

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KC1DKY Fox Deployed, Billerica, December 14, 2018

Nick Mello, KC1DKY writes on the fox-hunting list on December 14, 2018 at 1:37 PM: The KC1DKY fox is hiding in Billerica on conservation 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 sec, and repeat for 15 minutes.  The fox is located around a third of a mile from the trail head and about 20 ft …

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KC1DKY Fox Deployed, Billerica, December 6, 2018

Nick Mollo, KC1DKY, writes on December 6, 2018 at 1:13 PM: The KC1DKY fox is hiding in south west Billerica on conservation land.  Fox is on 146.565MHz.  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 30seconds and be silent for 15 sec, and repeat for 15minutes.  The fox is located around a quarter to third of a mile from the parking area and about 30ft or so in from …

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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 …

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W1HFN Fox Deployed in Littleton, October 20, 2018

Barry Fox, W1HFN, writes on the fox hunting list: The W1HFN fox was deployed at the Hartwell Family Memorial Preserve (in Littleton) at 10:30 AM Sat 20 Oct, see link: https://littletonconservationtrust.org/tws_holding/hartwell-family-memorial-preserve/ The fox broadcasts continually on 146.565 with a 20 second voice ID every minute.  The battery pack is freshly charged and should last 4 1/2 days. Happy hunting!

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KC1DKY Fox Deployed in Billerica, October 19, 2018

Nicholas J. Mollo, KC1DKY, writes on the fox hunter list on October 19, 2018 at 1:07 PM: With the crisp autumn air and changing leaves, what a great time to get out on a trail and find a fox!  The KC1DKY fox is out in Billerica on conservation and recreation land.  It’s a nice quarter of a mile walk from the parking location, if you go to the right trail head.  The fox is less than 50 feet from the trail.  Fox frequency is 146.565 MHz.  Transmit a DTMF tone of 1 to activate the fox.  It will jingle for 30 seconds and be quiet for 15 seconds.  …

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W1HFN Fox Deployed, Littleton, October 4, 2018

Barry Fox, W1HFN, writes on the foxhunting list at 12:52 PM on October 4, 2018: At 12 noon today, Thursday, Oct 4th, I deployed the fox in the George and Lucy Lapp Conservation land off Newtown Road in Littleton. The frequency is 146.565, constantly running, and a voice ID of 20 seconds every minute. NO PI within a 100 ft diameter circle of the hide. Good luck!

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W1HFN Fox Deployed in Littleton

Barry Fox, W1HFN, writes on the foxhunting list on September 15, 2018: Barring sudden catastrophe, the W1HFN fox will be loose at:   https://littletonconservationtrust.org/tws_holding/bumblebee-park/ UPDATE 7:36 AM, September 16, 2018:   Sorry, I left out the important bits;  146.565, it runs constantly, no tones needed.  A 20 second voice ID every minute, so there is 40 seconds of no signal.  Makes for a bit of a challenge.   Hopefully, it will run through Thursday the 20th.  In any event, it will be recovered then.   Good luck,   Barry – W1HFN  

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Genesis ARS Fox Hunt Training and Antenna Building, September 8, 2018

Jack Buckley, W1AKN writes in the Genesis ARS Newsletter: Please plan to attend the fox hunt training session planned for Saturday, September 8 at 9AM at the Genesis ARS Meeting Room, Plymouth Airport.  This training session is in preparation for the fox hunt on September 15 following the GARS Breakfast.   We have ordered several 2-meter tape measure beam kits that will be available for purchase and will help you to build the kits at the training session.  

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Wilmington Fox Active, July 19, 2018

Nick, KC1DKY writes on the fox hunters list: I’ve put the KC1DKY fox out on conservation land in the town of Wilmington. Fox frequency is 146.565MHz.  Send a DTMF tone of 2 for a second to activate the fox.  It will cycle through 30 seconds of tones and 30 seconds of silence for 10 minutes.  The fox will need to reactivated after that time.  Sign the book if you find it.  Email me, or find me on the repeaters if you need help. ****SPOILER ALERT**** Reverse the letters for the street name of the trail head evird htapwot It’s hidden …

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Fox “On the Loose” in North Chelmsford, July 8, 2018

John Salmi, KB1MGI writes on the Fox Hunters list on July 8 at 10:20 AM ET: Andy, KB1OIQ has placed his 80-meter fox out in North Chelmsford at crooked Spring Conservation land.     Andy, KB1OIQ adds: Frequency:  3579.5 khz (give or take) It is on a 12 hour cycle.  I deployed it around 8:45 AM.  It should transmit for 12 hours, then stay silent for 12 hours, and repeat until the battery discharges. I plan to retrieve it on Monday after work.  I hope it is still transmitting at that time. I’m still fiddling with the circuitry to extend the battery …

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Wilmington Fox Deployed, July 7, 2018

Nickolas Mollo, KC1DKY writes on the Fox Hunters list on July 7, 2018 at 3:54 PM: Attention Fox Hunters, The KC1DKY fox is on the loose on Wilmington conservation land. Frequency is 146.565 MHz with a DTMF of 2 for a second or so. Sign the note pad if you find it.  If you have trouble send me an e-mail. 73, Nick, KC1DKY ****SPOILER ALERT**** The fox is located off of (respell backwards) daor drahcnalb It is not on the trail leading from the cul-de-sac but further back in the area as there are too many houses right there. You’ll …

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Fox Activated, Wilmington, June 27, 2018

Nick Mollo, KC1DKY writes on the Fox Hunters mailing list at 6:54 PM ET on June 27, 2018: Attention Fox Hunters! The KC1DKY FOX is out and about in Wilmington on town conservation land. Set your transceiver to 146.565 MHz, press your PTT, give a DTMF of 2, and if you are close enough, you’ll hear it beep back at you. Don’t forget to ID with your call sign when you attempt to activate it. If you are new to fox hunting, there are several websites with good info, that include: http://www.homingin.com/equipment.html http://www.w0qe.com/transmitter_hunting_basics.html I use my Baofeng with no antenna …

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Fox Box Activated in Chelmsford, June 7, 2018

John Salmi, KB1MGI writes on the Foxhunting list on June 7 at 5:46 PM ET: http://ma-chelmsford.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/268/Russell-Mill—Public-Trail-Map I placed the 2-meter 146.565 DTMF tone 2 to activate the Fox box in the Russell Mill Conservation land in South East Chelmsford.   See link above for a map.   Easy find park at the end of Noble Dr trail access.   Good Luck.

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High Altitude Balloon Launch, Nashua, New Hampshire, June 3, 2018

Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB writes on the PART of Westford mailing list:   The Nashua Area Radio Society will be launching a high altitude balloon tomorrow morning, June 3rd, from Hollis Brookline High School.  We are working with students from World Academy in Nashua, NH and Hudson Memorial School in Hudson, NH.     Here is some information on how to track our flight:  https://www.n1fd.org/2018/06/01/hab-3-launch/

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