Come Join The Fun!

The Woodrat Show is usually on 3.840 MHz from about 8 AM til Noon, and then again around 3.985 MHz from about 7 PM on.

Enjoy CW, check 7.043 as Woodrats can often be found there...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

St. Joe River Animal

Just to spice up the blog, here's a photo I took up the St. Joe River.   There were several goats feeding on a north slope above Avery and this one turned out OK..  (They were several hundred yards from the lens (A 400 mm prime).)

Allen and Carol's Catch..

A fish story from last season.   The photo says it all. 

New Frequencies

Due to band conditions on 75 meters, Woodrats are now using 40 meters in the mornings and usually begin to show up as early as 9:00 AM on 7.180.

Also: Those Woodrats with a penchant for CW can be found throughout the day by tuning to 7.043.   Local propagation is usually good from about noon til 4 PM, or there-about.  (Until the band begins to stretch out.)

40 meters
SSB  7.180
CW    7.043

Wood Rat Fishing Contest

When in QSO with casual contacts, steer the conversation to fishing and subtly get the fellow to tell you what his biggest fish was, either in inches or pounds.  Record the information and include with your normal QSO logging information so you can track the fish catches through the year.  At the end of the year, you enter five of the largest fish recorded in two categories, Pounds and Inches.

Note: Big fish reported by fellow Woodrats are not eligible because their stories are usually doubtful and laden with prevarication.

To summerize;
1.  Track fish size either in inches or pounds.   Only one from each QSO.
2.  At the end of the year enter the total weight of the five largest and enter the total length of the five longest.

So, there are two categories and you can submit to either or both.

Suggestions and feedback are welcome.