This cache is part of a series of GeoCaches that will introduce you to some of the Amateur Radio Repeaters around Ontario.
If you are an amateur radio operator, each cache contains the callsign and frequency of a repeater that can be heard from the cache area, so you can chat with some of the local hams on your way back to the car, or on your way to the next cache.
There is a code word and repeater call sign on the first page of the log book. Save this information if you want to go for the final later.
The Sioux Narrows repeater is owned and operated by the Lake of the Woods Amateur Radio Society. It is located on a Bell Canada tower 2 miles southeast of Sioux Narrows. The repeater is part of the Pine Tree Intertie System, the west link is to Kenora, the south link is to Black Hawk and the east link is to Dryden. It operates on 2m (145.170-) and is located at N 49 23.76, W 94 02.09.
For Information about Amateur Radio visit RAC.
This cache is located about 4km north (as the crow flies) of the Sioux Narrows repeater. It is located on the northwest side of Provincial Highway 71. The cache is not far from the highway but the terrain is a bit difficult. The easiest approach is to follow the faint animal trail at the trail head coordinates. It will lead along a rather steep bank that drops off toward the lake. Moss and other ground cover is layered on rocky ground which may make conditions slippery when wet, be careful.
The cache container is a disguised ammo can. The cache includes a special FTF gift for the first finder. In addition to the obligatory log book, pen, pencil and cache information sheet it also contains the following trade items:
- Wooden train engine
- Maglite belt pouch
- Canvas bag of bearing balls
- Fancy pen