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There will be a 2m vehicular 2m fox hunt on December 17, 2023. Gather at Highland Oaks Park, 20300 NE 24 Ave., Miami-Dade at 11:00 AM. The hunt will begin at 11:30 AM when Chip and CJ (KM4SJN) 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) Flea took place on Saturday morning, November 25, 2023 in the University of Miami parking lot 102, just west of the Gifford Arboretum. Due to forcast 50% chance of rain and other events, turn out was lighter than usual. Our next flea will be in the spring of 2024, also in lot 102. 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.
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 took place on Saturday morining, June 24, 2023. We were located in the west pavilion of Enchanted Forest Park. Two teams participated in the DFing practice: John and Karla (WA4PYQ) and Chip and CJ (KM4SJN). Both teams found the location. At 2:00 PM we attempted to give out Field Day contacts but all that was heard were some weak Argentine and Brazillian stations. Lightning crashes were very loud on 10m, so we secured before the storms arrived.
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.
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.
Talk-in on the K4AG repeater, 147.150 (+.6) which is PL'ed at 94.8 .
Active Members K4DLX John Flood KI4IQZ Marty Falk NJ4S Frank Sullivan KC4SHS Jorge Bombino SWL J.F. Millman
K4DLX John Flood
KI4IQZ Marty Falk
NJ4S Frank Sullivan
KC4SHS Jorge Bombino
SWL J.F. Millman