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The 2m vehicular fox hunt on May 5, 2024 turned out well. The foxes, Stu (KD4JSD) and Ray (KB4HAY), were hidden in Tanglewood Park just south of Pines Blvd. and east of Palm Ave.. The hunt was a bit difficult - taking 3 hours before the first finders Bill (WA4TEJ) and Phil (KI4DYS) arrived. Chip and CJ had trouble and had to call Stu for directions. John and Karla had difficulties hearing the foxes signal. The weather was good and the post hunt feast was delicious! Bill and Phil will be hiding the fox in the fall of 2024, when we will again gather at Highland Oaks Park, 20300 NE 24 Ave., Miami-Dade at 11:00 AM. The hunt will begin at 11:30 when Phil and Bill begin transmitting on 147.425 simplex These hunts, like most of our events, are open to EVERYONE (not just Flamingo Net members), so come to the hunt and find out how much FUN they are!!

Our Flamingo Net (pay $2.50/hr to park or $11.00 for all day) Flea will take place on Saturday morning, November 23, 2024 in the University of Miami parking lot 102, just west of the Gifford Arboretum. The entrance to the lot is off San Amaro at Robbia Street - 5101 San Amaro. To pay, you may use the Miller road entrance kiosk or you can use "Pay by Phone" over the internet (smart phone users!) and lot 102 is location 330101. We start at 7:00 AM and go until after 11:00 AM. Note: You get a slightly better deal if you pay for "all day" if you plan to be there for several hours.

The Picnic / BBQ that follows the flea will be in Brewer Park. All are welcome - go west on Miller. See directions below.

The Flamingo Net UPay4WhatUEat (UP4WUE) dinner took place on Sunday evening, October 29, 2023. Attending: KB4HAY (Ray), KD4JSD (Stu and Reesa), WA4PYQ (John and Karla), KM4SJN (Chip and CJ) and WA4TEJ (Bill). Fox Hunting was discussed, among other things. We look forward to the vehicular fox hunt in early December, 2023.

The Flamingo Net Field Day Event will take place on Saturday morining, June 22, 2024. We will be located at an undisclosed location which can be heard from I-95 or US-1 near the Miami-Dade/Broward border. We will transmit on 147.425 MHz and 28.444 MHz for DFing practice starting at 10:00 AM. Shortly before 2:00 PM we will disclose the location for those still DFing so they may join us to give out Field Day contacts.

Inclement Weather for Outdoor Events: In the event of bad weather on the day of a Fox Hunt, Free Flea or Picnic/BBQ the event may still take place. The determination will be made by the Fox (for a Fox Hunt) or the Activities Director (presently WA4TEJ) for all other events. The guidelines typically are that if a rain is expected to be of duration less than 15 minutes, the event will take place, but forecasts of heavy weather for longer duration may lead to postponement or cancellation. If changes are to be made, they will be announced on the frequencies being used for the activity (Free Flea Talk-In; Fox Hunt transmitting frequency and any back-up repeater frequency). If there is enough prior warning (usually there isn't) the change will also be posted on this website.

Location / Driving information on our various events:

Fox Hunts:

Most of our Fox Hunts start at Highland Oaks Park, south parking lot. This park is north of Ives Dairy Road (NE 203rd St. Miami-Dade), just east of I-95 and just west of US-1. Exit I-95 at the Ives Dairy Road exit and proceed about 3 blocks east to NE 25 Ave., the entrance to the south parking lot. From US-1, turn west on 203/5 St. and proceed just over a block to NE 25 Ave., the entrance to the south parking lot. For GPS, the starting point is at 20300 NE 24th Ave., Miami.

"Free" Fleas:

This one takes place in University of Miami parking lot 102. For GPS, head for 5101 San Amaro, Coral Gables, FL. This lot is on the west side of Gifford Arboretum.

Talk-in on the K4AG repeater, 147.150 (+.6) which is PL'ed at 94.8 .

Biannual Picnic:

Generally at Brewer Park, a few blocks from the Free Flea site. Go west on Miller from the Free Flea site. At SW 62 Ave., make a left for one short block. Make a right again westbound on SW 57 St. to enter the park.

Biannual Dinner:

This takes place at the Piccadilly Cafeteria located at 4500 Hollywood Blvd. in south Broward county . Exit I-95 at Hollywood Blvd. heading west. It is about 1.5 miles west of the interstate.


Active Members

K4DLX John Flood
WN2DTK Scott Ellinport
KI4DYS Phil Bartick
VE7EIS Alex Wood
KE4ESV Larry McDermott
W3FHT Dave Kingston
KB4HAY Ray Preeschl
N4HOP Jay Glen
KA4IQI Larry Greenspan

KI4IQZ Marty Falk
KD4JSD Stu Kalishman
KA4KFV Valentine Mecca
K4MAS Edward Kane
WJ4N Orlando Rojas
K4ONY Ted Schempp
WB4OQN / KM4SJN Chip Veres
KC4PMP Rose Daley

NJ4S Frank Sullivan

KC4SHS Jorge Bombino
WA4TEJ Bill Moore
KE4UEH Jim Murphy
K4WRW Bill Whitaker
N4YES Danny Shattuck
N4YQT Fred Adler
KF4YW Tony Volante
WB4ZJS John Brott
KB4ZLL Bill Daley
SWL Frank McGuinness
SWL Steve Ellinport

SWL J.F. Millman
SWL Ken Simon