Florida Trackers Society

 

 IF YOU SEE THIS

 YOUR AT A  FOXHUNT

 

 

 

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Welcome to the home page for Florida TRACKERS SOCIETY. We have changed the name to Florida Tracker's Society from Palm Beach Trackers Society since we are all over the State now. Take a look at What's New in our web.

 

 

The group mission is to advance the technology of ARDF or Amateur radio direction finding and also we are a Skywarn affiliated Storm Tracking Group in the state of Florida.  Skywarn is a Volunteer weather event reporting network directly in contact with National Weather Service.

This club was created in June 30, 1999 by the founders, KE4PWE, KF4HVT, KE4WBQ with Co-support of W4SS, KG4U and KD4LXB for the purpose for bringing amateur radio activities to Palm Beach County.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND ONE OF OUR FOX UNITS

and you are not in a contest to locate it,  please contact this number immediately for further information about this device and what the hobby is about.

Area Code: 352-371-8364   or email directly ke4pwe@bellsouth.net

What's New

The following is a list of recent additions to our web.  When we add anything else to our web, we'll put a notice here. Every month we'll remove the oldest items. The most recent changes are listed first, and each item is linked to the page with the updated content.

New News

 

Vehicle #1 Radio Doppler and Weather Tracking Vehicles


Digital Doppler and APRS equipment for next project coming up...
NEW NEW NEW FOXHUNT ....  Fourth Saturday of March at 10AM at the location on the map below.
Board Meeting Dec 23, 2004 at the Pennisular Electrical Supply WPB
NEW MEMBERS we need YOU!
Board Meeting held at the Commercial Electrical Supply Delray Feb 24, 2003. Old business covered, new business: Discharded Secretary elected Treasurer as temp secretary to club, financial report covered, equipment and activities planned. Repeater plan to be developed for condo in Palm Beach.
FOXHUNT FOR WPBARC APRIL 5, 2003
Realtime Doppler and Satellite Image access within vehicle #1 March 2003
Solar Power and Battery Backup for onboard computers for APRS and WX equipment Vehicle #1 Mar 2003

Old News

Foxhunt was a success.......!
Board Meeting Jan 13, 2002 for Foxhunt on the 20th.
Foxhunt John Prince Park January 20
Countywide Fox,  Where is it going to be and what's it look like?
Foxhunting Antenna Building Workshop February
Re-design of Doppler Vehicle #1  with Video, Adjustable Doppler, and WX, and onboard data/APRS tracking system coming soon.
PBTS Created June 30, 1999
Added this website to QSL  Jan 2000
Designing Tracking Vehicles
Added Doppler Array to KE4PWE's Vehicle
Presentation at Wellington EOC Meeting April 2000
Building More Foxes for the Hunts
APRS Demonstration at Field Day 2000
Tracking Vehicle One Complete with Phase One Full Doppler and APRS Tracking
Tracking Vehicle Under Development for Phase Two WX Reporting and Tracking
Tracking Vehicle Two APRS live and Partial Doppler Assembly
APRS demo for Skywarn Recognition Day December 1, 2001

Projects Objectives 1

Purchased Repeater Equipment in the months of August to November
waiting on Crystals.
Looking for Repeater Location NEED SITE 100FT + Email if you have a condo or site without cost for this project.  Site will include a full Early Warning Weather Data Station for local media and APRS use using real-time RF communications.  Media will recognize location. kg4dwj@qsl.net
 
Set Up two tracking vehicles

Project Objectives 2

WX Tracking and Early Lightning and T/Storm Warning Via Local APRS
Completion of RDF Vehicle Two

 

FOXHUNT INFO:

 

** INFO FOR OTHER FOXHUNTS  **

October 2006 

Gold Head State Park in Clay County Florida

Standard fox being used see local rules for information 

On foot within the park normal timeframe 

NOT AN OFFICIAL HUNT CARDS NOT APPLY

** INFO FOR COUNTY FOXHUNTS **

*COUNTY WIDE FOXHUNT - DOPPLER'S ALLOWED STAY TUNED*

Registration is required ahead of time.  Email for information or to register email with name callsign and contact phone number to: kg4dwj@qsl.net

** INFO FOR FOXHUNTS IN JOHN PRINCE ONLY **

FOXHUNT @ John Prince Park

Take Congress South to the Congress entrance south of 6th Ave.  go to the stop sign GO STRAIGHT UNTIL YOU CANNOT GO ANY FARTHER...... If you make a right you will be in the campgrounds. SMYTH ISLAND IS NOW THE NAME....Follow the map below to find the location.

INFO:

Talk in Freq is 146.670 VHF  -600 KC  No Fee, No Doppler's. Only on foot attenuation and Small yagis allowed, 3 mile area for fun.

NEXT DATE FOR OFFICIAL FOXHUNT:  

TO BE ANNOUNCED 

County Wide Foxhunt   

Email of registration required.  Name, Phone, Callsign, Address for further events, type of vehicle used, If you are traveling here from another county, if you are a local county official, email, and equipment you will be using.  You will be informed of the before and during and after the foxhunt meetings (coffee breaks) to get leads, get your valid card, and get to meet other hams involved in the hobby.

 

Must have a valid membership to the club or have a foxhunt card issued by a board member to qualify in the foxhunt contact members on members page for how to get card.

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