Foxhunt Radio frequency Challenge


Forwarding reports from
Filbert – K4MCD


Long Message follows, prepare to copy:

A foxhunt transmitter has been placed somewhere in the Middle Tennessee area that is currently transmitting on the input of the 145.170 Repeater, Tone 114.8.

This active foxhunt signal is a test of amateur radio personnel notification systems. Amateur radio personnel and stations are encouraged to use all communications mediums, to include social media, to notify and report progress.

This exercise is an actual transmitting foxhunt, per request from many local amateur radio personnel.

The foxhunt transmitter will remain on the air until further notice in order for participants to have time to test out their equipment, develop new equipment and techniques, and such.

Reports say the foxhunt signal is very weak into the repeater. Reports say the foxhunt signal transmits on a fairly regular schedule, though it is not strong enough to trigger the repeater each time.

Protocol for volunteers for this foxhunt transmitter exercise in seven parts is:

One: Locate the transmitter and follow the instructions posted on the unit. Please do not turn it off or disturb the location of the unit, leave it as you found it once the instructions are read and followed.

Two: Work with friends and other amateur radio personnel and use any resources that you have available to find this “rogue” transmitter. “Teams” are allowed.

Three: Extra Credit: Decode the CW message that is being transmitted and send an e-mail to the person that notified you of this event for data collection purposes as well as your Hunt status.

Four: Track your activities during this exercise on an ICS-214 form and submit an electronic copy to the person who notified you of this event.

Five: Report your ongoing activities via radio, text, e-mail, and such, to the person that notified you of this event.

Six: Report and record the time intervals of the transmissions.

Seven: Please do not disclose the exact location of the unit when found via radio so that others can enjoy the challenge of the hunt as well.

Experienced Net Controllers are encouraged to activate the system and do what they do so well.

Tom K1KY wishes “Happy Hunting”

Dan KM4WSX adds – similar procedures for a lost child or adult would be used, so exercise due diligence.

Dan KM4WSX sends




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