Southern California Transmitter Hunts

General Information

The hider is the winner of the previous hunt, and except where noted, co-operation between teams and outside assistance are not allowed. Hidden T may be on either public or private property, but it must be accessible to the public at no cost. Some hunts allow boundary exceptions, but they must be declared in advance. Find out what frequency the hider is using for co-ordination, if any, and be sure to notify the hider and/or other hunters if you quit before finding the hidden transmitter. Please make every effort not to hide or hunt where NO TRESPASSING signs are posted.

Crenshaw factor (odometer correction) is a must for all hunters who would like a chance to hide the next round of that hunt.

Boundary list of our hunts

All-day Hunt

The traditional Southern California All-Day Hunt is always difficult and sometimes lasts most of the weekend. Sometimes called the "No Holds Barred Hunt". Hunt is planned for hunters to take 12 to 24 hours to reach the hidden transmitter. Ending point could be Arizona, Nevada, Utah or other unknown and distant points. Boundaries are Continental US. Multiple transmitters are common. Further details.

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All-night Hunt

Palos Verdes start point at 10:00 AM. Boundaries are Continental US. Hunt is intended to end by 10 PM but often continues. Prepare to hunt all day and into the night. Multiple transmitters are common.

Up dated info:  This hunt may change times and / or starting location.  This information will be given out by the hider in advance.

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First Saturday Hunt

First Saturday, 7:30 PM. Starts at Skyline Drive and Acacia and Ladera Vista Dr. in Fullerton.    Medium Boundaries:


            Gaffey st. & Pacific Ocean (San Pedro)
            North on gaffey St. to 110 Freeway
            North on 110 Freeway to 91 Freeway
            East  on 91 Freeway to 710 Freeway
            North on 710 Freeway to 10 Freeway
            Straight Line to 210/134 Freeway Junction in Pasadena
            East on 210 Freeway to 15 Freeway
            South on 15 Freeway to the 74 (Ortega Hwy)
            South on Ortega Hwy to Orange County Line
            South on Orange County Line to Pacific Ocean in San Clemente

See also Pathfinder.

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Get info from other hunters. May be fifth Saturday. Meet at designated restaurant for breakfast, 8:45 AM. Then, each team has one hour to hide at least one transmitter. Must be intermittent.  Then try to find all other transmitters.   This hunt is also know to start in other county's.

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Fullerton Hunt

Third Saturday, 8 PM.   Starts at Skyline Drive and Acacia and Ladera Vista Dr. in Fullerton.

Small Boundaries.

             405/605 Freeway Junction in Seal Beach
             North on 605 Freeway to 10 Freeway
             East on 10 Freeway to Highway 71
             South on Highway 71 to 91 Freeway
             Straight Line to Chapman and Jamboree Junction (Orange)
             Jamboree to Pacific Ocean
             Pacific Coast North to San Gabriel River
             San Gabriel River to 405/605 Junction

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Meathead Hunt

Variation of the All-day allowing the hider to set special rules for the occasion. Could last from 10 to 30 hours. Boundaries: Continental US. Multiple transmitters are common. A very challenging hunt. More info.

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Mini All-day

Not to be confused with the All-day. Theme of the hunt is that hunters should be able to find the transmitter within 6 to 12 hours. Boundaries: Continental US, but keep in mind this is a Mini All-day. Multiple transmitters are common. More info.

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Second Saturday, 7:30 PM. Starts at Ronald Reagan Park at Pathfinder in Diamond Bar. Multiple transmitters common. Large boundaries:


             10 Freeway and Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica
             East on 10 Freeway to 405 Freeway
             North on 405 Freeway to 101 Freeway
             East on 101 freeway to 134 Freeway
             East on 134 Freeway to 2 Freeway
             North on 2 freeway to 210 Freeway
             East on 210 to Hwy 2
             North on Highway 2 to National Forest Boundary
             East on National Forest Boundary to 215/15 Freeway Junction
             South on 215 Freeway to Highway 74
             South on Highway 74 to Orange County Line
             South on Orange County Line to Pacific Ocean in San Clemente
See also First Saturday hunt.

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"What we need is another T-hunt" T-hunt

Fifth Saturday, 9 AM. Start at Ronald Reagan Park at Pathfinder Road in Diamond Bar. Boundaries: AAA Los Angeles and Vicinity map. Hunt should take 8 to 10 hours and be finished by early evening. This hunt promotes the quality hiding of the transmitter rather than an endurance hunt.

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General info for fourth/fifth Saturday hunts

These hunts are intended to be difficult. The All-day, Mini-All day, Meathead,  start at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Crest Road in Rancho Palos Verdes, on the fourth or fifth Saturday at 10 AM, and are on 146.565 MHz. Lowest mileage wins. Crenshaw factor (odometer correction) is a must. It is recommended to have plenty of water, food, spare gasoline, and maps! Hunters usually gather for breakfast at Kings Hawaiian at 8:30 before the hunt.

How to up date Listing Information.

The following listing was adapted from the T-hunt calendar compiled by Cathy Livoni, KD6CYG. Please send any updates, new listings or corrections to Cathy at