September 2023 Fox Hunt Info


The Fox Hunt will be on Saturday this month.

Saturday, 23 September, 0900 – 1200 at Phil Hardberger Park

Here are the details for the September Fox Hunt.

We will have the next Fox Hunt at Phil Hardberger Park on Saturday, 23 September, 0900 – 1200. Hud, W5ZBR, will be hiding the MicroFox (15mw) transmitting once a minute on 146.565Mhz.

Hunters may start anywhere in the park—no need to wait for the group. As soon as 0900 hits, you can begin hunting. If you can’t be there at 0900, that’s ok. The hunt will continue after the first person finds it. The Fox will still be transmitting and hidden till 1200.

If you are new or don’t have the equipment, you can meet me in the parking on the east side of the park off of Blanco Rd. I will be there from 0900 – 1000 in a white Toyota Carolla with antennas and IL plates. GPS Cords: 29.56136, -98.51978 The meet-up location is marked on the map linked below.

Please consider bringing non-hams out with you—especially kids who really seem to enjoy this activity. Fox Hunting is an excellent event for newcomers to radio as it doesn’t require a transmitter to find the Fox.

Park maps can be found at:

Those who find the Fox will need to follow the instructions on the card with the Fox to get credit. 

The first person to find it will get the option to hide the Fox next month.

Hud will monitor the AA5RO repeater 147.38 Pl 162.2 for talk-in and hints if needed. Tips will be provided after 1100 if requested. He will also be monitoring 147.435 if you can’t reach the repeater.

If you have any other questions, please let me know at

If you need instructions on how to build a simple directional antenna to aid in direction finding, please navigate to

Thanks to all who helped make this year’s summer field day a success

AARO would like to take the time to “THANK” the American Legion Post #300, 3290 Grosenbacher Rd, San Antonio, TX 78245 for the use of their facility. The staff at POST #300 are the “BEST”. Some are going to become HAMs some day soon. Thank you, Thank you, Thank You.

Also want to thank Chris KI5MJZ Field Day Chairman, Shane NS5D Field Day Co-chair for an awesome time. Thank you Kelly WB5MZT for the soldering class. Thank you Steve KE5WYV, Freddie (the dogs name) and all of those that attended this year’s Field Day events. Looking forward to Winter Field Day, already.
-vr AARO Keith Hicks

Summer Field Day 2022 Slide Show

Membership Dues

We are accepting membership dues. There’s a membership form on this website. Download it and mail it to: AARO Membership Chairman, PO Box 380032, San Antonio TX 78268.

Remember AARO meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (Except December) at Mamacito’s Restaurant on I-10 near Callaghan. Meeting starts at 7PM.

Come early for food service which starts around 6PM.



The Alamo Area Radio Organization (AARO) is a nonprofit Amateur Radio organization, club call sign AA5RO, dedicated to assisting the community through radio communications, and the enjoyment, appreciation, and the sharing of knowledge and advancement of Amateur Radio. The purpose of this site is to provide club news and messages from the AARO Board to club members, and to present information that might be useful to HAMs anywhere.