The NCRC Open Fox Hunt has finished at Beavertail. A total of FIVE hidden transmitters were placed throughout the park. Multiple teams of hunters braved brambles and cool sea breezes to find the Foxes. From setup to takedown, the event took about 4 hours.
Congratulations to Paul, N1PSX, and Steve, KC1AQQ, who finished with the best score.
Many thanks to Jim, KA1ZOU, for organizing the event and to all those who participated.
Evil Jim, KA1ZOU, rides off to place the hidden foxes (music from Wizard of Oz playing)
Fox Control — Coordinating the activities
Two Pauls: Paul N1PSX on the left, and Paul K1YBE During setup
The Fredettes, Paul and Dave, using a HandiFinder to hunt
Rich Russell (KC1ARO) and Paul Silverzweig (N1PSX) have hiked up in Northwestern RI to put “TR23”, which is part of the Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail National Scenic Trail, on the air (they are in the Parker Woodland. They are using N1PSX as the call, and are on 14.252 MHz.
By the way, the pile-up is huge. They are working a station every 15 seconds with no signs of it stopping. And I can’t say this enough — they are doing a fantastic job of managing a large pileup.
This is a BIG Deal for the ARRL. Much like the Centennial QSO Party, they have setup dedicated webpages for this, leaderboards, etc. Once the QSOs are uploaded to LotW, you will receive your points for working that park automatically.
See this website: https://npota.arrl.org/index.php
Click on the “On the Air” tab and look for TR23 and you will see Paul and Rich’s details — as well as all the other parks on the air.
Once the LotW setup is complete NCRC member can start using the W1SYE call sign for other NPOTA events.
Rich, KC1ARO, making NPOTA Chasers Happy
Paul, N1PSX, Dulcet Tones Make for a Joyful Pileup
Rich, KC1ARO, Paul, KC1AQP, and Paul, N1PSX, went to Arcadia State Park for a campout on the solstice and some radio activation. They made 21 contacts on 6, 20 and 40m. Some on CW, but mostly on SSB, running 80 watts from battery power.
You won’t find fish in trees
But you might find strange metal wire growth in trees
More Antenna Work
Happy Camper (unusual temps for the first day of winter)
More fun than a tailgate party at Gillette
Yet another station
A lamplight QSO