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146970 Fox Hunt - June 11th, 2017
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June 11 Foxhunt Results

We had another fox hunt on Sunday, June 11th. All of us met at Kmart parking lot on NE 36th Ave. and Silver Springs Blvd. The fox hunters included

Ken  KJ4CTZ
Dave  KJ4MDM
James  N4ERP
Mark  KC0DWE
CJ
 and his son Nick
  KM4ZQE
Tom  KM4KCQ
Joe  KA4WJB

Dave and Joe took off to hide as the fox at our secret location at the old Pic and Save parking lot on US 441 across from the Ford dealership. Joe talked on the repeater and the group had to hunt my input signal, 146.370mhz.

Ken came in first at 1 hour 21 min and 6 sec doing a victory lap around the parking lot. A second transmitter was hidden in a overgrown bushy area. The transmitter was concealed in a paper cup.

The rain held up and we ended up across the street with a snack at Burger King.

As always, a good time was had by all.


Time to start thinking about our next FoxHunt!!
Got ideas? Talk with Ken, KJ4CTZ or Joe, KA4WJB (and others too)

The goal of this website is to provide you with a little information about the Sun Country Amateur Radio Society, our repeaters, some of the activities associated with our group and a bunch of general ham radio information.

We are located in North Central Florida, Marion County, in the town of Anthony, just north of Ocala, FL. We are about 90 NNW of Orlando, about 75 miles from the east or the west coast of Florida and about 35 miles south of Gainesville. MAP

Our group is more of a social group rather than a official structured club. We get together every 2 weeks and meet at one of the local restaurants in town for some food, fun and relaxation. We start at 7:00PM and continue on until we are ready to call it quits for the evening. Our next meeting is at Cracker Barrel on Tuesday - June 20th, 2017 @ 7:00PM .

If you would like to learn more about ham radio, if you think you have some interest in ham radio but would like to learn more or if you are a local ham operator looking for a great group of people to socialize with, we encourage you to come and join us. Everyone is welcome!!


GOOD NEWS! - More Bandwidth

The server has been running on a cable TV Internet service that has bandwidth speeds new bandwidth speeds at a little over 200mbs. Response should be a little better than it has been and if you download any files from our server, download times should decrease. So far making this change has improved the traffic handling significantly on our end. Let me know if you experience any problems.

Even though the website has been completed, there will always be things to update. For the most part, the core information is complete.

It took a lot of time to get everything moved over from the old website and then move the server to the new network without any interruption of service. There will be some things that I will add from the time to time. If you can't find something you were looking for, let me know and I will try to restore it back as it was. Otherwise we'll try to keep the information here as up to date as we can.

Updated: December 13th, 2016, 10:38AM


UPDATE: We are still having problems with some mail servers are not accepting email from our server. I am still working to get this resolved but it is taking some time. Please be patient while we work on this issue.

We continue to tighten the security of our mail server and monitor all mail server logs to ensure that SPAMMERS do not get access to it. In reviewing the mail server logs we can see that many people have attempted to hack their way in. We are still compiling a "Blocked Sender" list that the mail server uses to automatically reject mail from know SPAMMERS. We are also using a few SPAM detection services to block SPAM. As always, we strive to provide the very best SPAM FREE email service possible.

Updated: June 9th, 2017



Might need a few more radios. I'd like to see the antennas!

Some of the Local Area Repeaters

Here are of few of the repeaters in the area. This is not a complete list but these are some of the popular ones. If you have a repeater in the area and would like to be listed, send us an email with the necessary information and we'll add it as soon as we can.

Our Repeaters (In order by Frequency)
Frequency Offset Tone Call Sign Location
146.970 MHz -600 kHz No Tone KA4WJA Anthony, FL
147.165 MHz +600 kHz 123 N4STP Fort McCoy, FL
224.100 MHz -1.6 MHz No Tone N4TSV Anthony, FL
444.325 MHz +5 MHz No Tone KA2MBE Anthony, FL
444.375 MHz +5 MHz 123 N4STP Fort McCoy, FL

Other Ocala Area Repeaters (In order by Frequency)
Frequency Offset Tone Call Sign Location
145.170 MHz -600 kHz D-Star KG4NXO Ocala, FL
145.270 MHz -600 kHz 123 KQ4PP Ocala, FL
145.430 MHz -600 kHz 141.3 KD4GME Ocala, FL
146.610 MHz -600 kHz 123 K4GSO Ocala, FL
146.790 MHz -600 kHz D-Star K4GSO Ocala, FL
147.210 MHz +600 kHz 123 KI4MTN Ocala, FL

The Villages Repeaters (In order by Frequency)
Frequency Offset Tone Call Sign Location
146.925 MHz -600 kHz 123 W4OE Summerfield, FL
147.030 MHz +600 kHz 123 KJ4AN The Villages, FL
443.225 MHz +5 MHz 103.5 K4VRC The Villages, FL

Gainesville Repeaters (In order by Frequency)
Frequency Offset Tone Call Sign Location
146.820 MHz -600 kHz 123 K4GNV Gainesville, FL
146.865 MHz -600 kHz 123 K4GNV Gainesville, FL
146.985 MHz -600 kHz 123 K4GNV Gainesville, FL
224.160 MHz -1.6 MHz No Tone K4GNV Gainesville, FL
444.925 MHz +5 MHz No Tone K4GNV Gainesville, FL

University of Florida Repeaters (In order by Frequency)
Frequency Offset Tone Call Sign Location
146.910 MHz -600 kHz No Tone W4DFU Gainesville, FL
444.725 MHz +5 MHz No Tone W4DFU Gainesville, FL