Transmitter Hunt

The next West Texas Repeater Association (WTRA) Fox Hunt is scheduled on Saturday, September 22.

All participants must register at the Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) Clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave., El Paso, Texas.  Registration starts at 1:00 pm, and the first “Hound” will depart at 2:00 PM.

Awards will be presented for the first hunter/hunters to find the “Fox” and the shortest distance traveled in the following categories:

        a) Individual – You must be working alone. Only one person in the vehicle.

b) Individual FIRST TIMER – You must be working alone.  Only one person in the vehicle and must never have participated in a transmitter hunt.

c) Family Team – More than one person in the vehicle.  “Family” is defined as “Immediate Related Family”.....husband, wife, son, daughter, sisters, brothers.....

d) Family Team FIRST TIMER – More than one person in the vehicle and must never have participated in a transmitter hunt.  “Family” is defined as “Immediate Related Family”.....husband, wife, son, daughter, sisters, brothers.....

        e) Non-Family Team – More than one person in the vehicle.

f) Non-Family Team FIRST TIMER – More than one person in the vehicle and no one must have ever participated in a transmitter hunt.


The Fox will be hidden in El Paso County only, and will not be located in gated communities or other inaccessible areas, or on private property without the owner’s permission where the possibility of being considered trespassers might arouse suspicion.

The hunt will continue until 4:00 pm.  If you have not found the “Fox” by that time, you can call out on the repeater for instructions on how to get to the dinner, which will be at a location near by.  The end of the hunt will be will be transmitted by the “Fox” and over the WTRA repeater system.

The dinner and award presentation after the hunt will be at a location near the “Fox”, and will start around 4 PM.  It is open to all hams, not just those that participated in the hunt.  


A $5.00 donation per person is requested to cover the cost of the meal.


Complete rules and Registration Form are below.

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