Our Next Fox Hunt: Mar 4 & 5

Rocky and Bullwinkle, that wily pair of White Rock Lake radio foxes, will be released again on March 4 & 5 from 9 AM to 5 PM!

As an additional feature for this next hunt, we are adding in another transmitter: Boris Badenov, the Bad Boy of Radio Foxes. Boris is another low power fox, with a shorter antenna and has a propensity for being harder to find. Boris will be able to be heard from Bullwinkle but probably not from Rocky.

These fox hunts are always held in the White Rock Lake area, on pubic land and within a mile of the lake. Rocky transmits on 146.565 MHz FM, and a very low powered Bullwinkle is close by on 146.545 MHz. Boris is also close by on 146.580 MHz. Many club members are able to hear Rocky at their home QTH, so hunt for Rocky first, and then for Bullwinkle and lastly for Boris.

Listen for a distinctive set of warbling tones followed by a CW ID. Each transmission is about 20 seconds long and repeats each minute.

Radio fox hunts are scheduled at the lake on the first and third Saturday of each month.

Many thanks to Dave, K5YR, and David, KG5VSR, for hosting these fun events on behalf of the club for area hams to enjoy and to practice radio direction finding skills.

For more info, check out Rocky’s web site, https://k5yr.com/foxhunt