we just basketed the birds for the 200 mi. race tomorrow from mcpherson, kansas. the weather is calling for n.w. wind at release and home, so should be a good easy race. i checked for the next 3-4 days and didn't like the weatrher so figured tomorrow would be best.
so good luck to all
Breeders. the birds are loaded and in the clock. it is very cold here tonight so the birds are in my shop in the back of my pickup. this will at least keep them out of the cold wind.
you can get on wincompanion website and see the birds that are entered. we have exactly 100, a few more than have been showing on the tosses. radd had a few more show up and apc had 2 more show up.
good luck to everyone , we should have an easy race tomorrow as it is supposed to be clear and light tailwind.
we plan to have the first race next tuesday if the weather men are correct. we should have a light n.e. wind with clear skys
from wichita kansas. 150 miles.
all entry fees must be postmarked before the day of the race to be eligible for prizes.
good luck to all you breeders
APPARANTLY SOMETHING HAPPENED ON THE ACTIVATION TOSS AS IT INITIALLY SHOWED THE RESULTS AND SPEEDS OF OVER 1700 YPM. I TALKED WITH TERRY GILMORE ABOUT IT AND HE SAID HE NEVER SAW ANY SPEEDS. AND CANNOT RECREATE THE RESULTS.
SO HE SUGGESTED WE EITHER LET THE BIRDS OUT OR DO ANOTHER SHORT TOSS TO LET EVERYONE KNOW WHAT BIRDS ARE HERE FOR THE FIRST RACE. SORRY ABOUT THE CONFUSION AND WE ARE WATCHING THE WEATHER FOR OUR FIRST RACE.
THIS COMING WEEK DOESNT' LOOK GOOD, BUT NOV 11 DOES LOOK OK,, SO WE WILL KEEP WATCHING THE WEATHER AND LOAD THE BIRDS IN THE CLOCK THE NIGHT BEFORE THE RACE.
it has been brought to my attention that since i already entered the birds for the first race, (which could be in the next week)
that if the birds are trained or let out of the loft , there could be birds lost, which is true. so that all involved are confident that
this doesn't happen, i have deleted the entries for the first race and will re=enter them the night before the actual race.
i don't want anyone to think they paid for their entry and the bird did not go to the race.
WE DID THE ACTIVATION TOSS TODAY, THE BIRDS DID PRETTY WELL. IT WAS CLEAR WITH W.NW LIGHT WIND AND THEY MADE OVER 1700 YPM.
I STILL KEEP GETTING A FEW NOT ASSIGNED ON MY CLOCK, SO TODAY I WILL CATCH EACH BIRD AND CHECK THEIR CHIP TO SEE IF IT IS WORKING. IN FACT, I MAY JUST ENTER THEM IN THE 150 MI. FIRST RACE AS THAT CAN BE DONE AT ANY TIME.
THIS WAY I DON'T HAVE TO CATCH THEM AGAIN FOR THE FIRST RACE. SO NOW IT'S TIME TO SEND IN YOUR 200.00 PER BIRD ENTRY FEE . ANY BIRD NOT MAKING THE FIRST RACE, ENTRY MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED.
CHECK UPDATES AS IF I FIND A BIRD THAT THE CHIP IS NOT WORKING, I WILL POST IT SO THE OWNER WILL KNOW IT.S HERE
THESE BIRDS ARE HOME BUT THE CLOCK WON'T UPLOAD THEM TO THE WEBSITE FOR SOME REASON, I THINK BECUASE THE CLOCK MAY HAVE MISSED THEM ORIGIONALLY OR THEY WERE LATE . I WILL CONTACT WINCOMPANION TO SEE IF HE CAN UPLOAD THEM BUT IN CASE NO, HERE ARE THEIR BAND NUMBERS
CBS 1285, ARPU 55147 ,BID 207, ARPU 14614 CVR 491 BISO 9114 APC 19154
HELLO FANCIERS. WE PLAN TO DO THE ACTIVATION TOSS ON NEXT THURSDAY, WEATHER PERMITTING.
AFTER THIS TOSS, YOUR ENTRY FEE OF 200.00 PER BIRD IS DUE. ANY BIRD NOT PAID FOR MAY BE PUT UP FOR SALE
PLEASE MAKE OUT CHECKS TO ME. BOB ROBERSON 890584 S. 3390 RD. CHANDLER OKLA 74834
GOOD LUCK TO ALL AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
when looking at the clocking results on todays toss, be aware that most all the birds were here together but 3/4 of them flew another 30-1hr around the loft before clocking. they appeared to be spooked by something, but i didn't detect a hawk.
my neighbor was shooting his deer gun ) sighting it in) so that may have been the problem. we did a late release becuase it has been raining the last 2 days, and we waited for it to clear up this morning.