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Thursday, July 18, 2013

News From the Fox

The 2013 Fox Hunt is just around the corner so the Fox wanted to make sure the latest information was available to all the Hounds out there.  First, we need to inform you of a slight change in the original instructions discussed at our business meeting.  Lisa, N4B00,  the original Fox has to work so Wayne, K4SPA will now be the Fox.  Larry, NN4SS will be at the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport (500 Ammons Road, Spartanburg, SC) from 9:30 am until 10:00 am to record your calls and mileages for the Fox.  Thanks Larry for volunteering to help us out with this, it is very much appreciated.  The rest of the rules discussed at the meeting remain the same and are listed below:

After check in with Larry, NN4SS all hounds may move to the location of their choice to await the start of the hunt.  The Fox will begin transmitting at 10:00 am on 146.565 MHz and will transmit for 3 minutes every 5 minutes.  Should the hounds need to communicate with the fox or other hounds they should use the Spartanburg repeater, 147.315 MHz.  At 11:30 am, if all hounds have not made it to the den, the Fox will give hints to draw them to the den.  As hounds arrive at the den their mileage will be recorded.  The Hound with the lowest mileage will be the winner of the Fox Hunt and will have the honor of being the Fox for the next hunt.

Miscellaneous reminders:
  • The Fox will not be hiding on occupied private property nor any area marked with no trespassing notices.
  • If a Hound has to drop out please notify the Fox on 147.315 MHz. 
  • You are welcome to participate as individuals or in teams.
Clarification of rules and boundary information:
  • Larry, NN4SS will be in the parking lot at the airport.
  • The Fox will be located within a 10 mile radius of the airport.
  • Mileage will be recorded (rounded) to the nearest whole number.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lillie Phillips

We are sorry to inform you that, Lillie Phillips, mother of Bret Phillips, N9LPT passed away on July 5, 2013, after a brief illness.  The funeral service for Ms. Phillips, 85, was held at 2:30 pm Monday, July 8, 2013, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, with burial in the  church cemetery.  The family received friends from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at the church prior to the service.  Her full obituary is available at www.dunbarfunerals.com.  Please keep Bret, Lisa, Austin, and Hope Phillips in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.