This was one of those no planning whatsoever hides. I was running late and then realized I forgot the most important hunting / hiding tool… MY CELLPHONE! So I had to go back home and get it which made me even more short of time.
I had been driving around for a couple of days looking for
some good spots. Didn’t find any. So I figured I would just head toward
T5 was putting out 3 watts into a 5/8 wave whip. I set it at the entrance of the Orange County
Communications center off of
Next I set T9 at the entrance of a landfill. I don’t remember the name. It was running 10 watts into a 4 element yagi pointing no where in particular.
Both of those were on timers. I had never used the timer before so I was hoping they did actually come on.
I continued down
Then I walked my AF6O box past the gate about 250 feet and planted it in a tree with a hollow trunk. It was running about 2 watts into a 4 element yagi pointed back at the start point.
So here are the results. N6AIN / WA6PYE T5 16.9 miles 8:21pm T9 17.4 miles 8:30pm T1 24.5 miles 9:05pm T KD6ICZ 24.5 miles 9:14pm N6ZHZ / KD6CYG T5 23.0 miles 8:21pm T9 23.5 miles 8:32pm T1 30.2 miles 9:00pm T KD6ICZ 30.2 miles 9:05pm KF6GQ / KD6LAJ T9 16.0 miles 9:00pm T1 22.0 miles 9:20pm T KD6ICZ 22.0 miles 9:28pm T5 26.0 miles 9:45pm So the winner is N6AIN / WA6PYE with a grand total of 24.5 miles. Thank you everyone for coming out. Jason KD6ICZ