September 6th 2003
First Saturday T-Hunt
The Hiders: KA6KZZ, KC6NFF, KD6WMD and KG6CBD
Call ODO MILES TIME COMMENTS N6AIN/KG6RQQ/WA6PYE 499.8 42.3 9:10 GOOD SO FAR XFC/MJN 87.1 87.1 9:30 N6IDF/KF6GWV 91.2 91.2 9:31 K6SNE 91.0 91.0 9:32 N6ZHZ/KD6CYG 463.0 45.0 10:25 APPLESAUCE! ME/LOR 930
Transmitter 3 was located rather lower on the hill on the end of a dead end cul-de-sac called
Honolulu Terr. The spot had a great view of San Pedro and the Palos Verdes peninsula. I had
originally thought of mounting a yagi to the railing protecting the road from the cliff below,
but in thinking about it more and more, the thought occured to me that that wall was shaped
like a parabolic reflector. So I hung the transmitter from the railing and let the wall direct
the signal toward Palos Verdes. I had hoped to get a bounce off Palos Verdes from this one.
The other thought was that with the transmitter so far below the line of sight of those looking
for it, it would make things interesting.
When we returned to retrieve the transmitter, we found a disconnected bungee cord, no sign in sheet, and more importantly, no transmitter. However, we could still hear it. So without any hunting equipment of our own, considering we were hiding after all, we hunted down our transmitter. We found it after a short hunt next to a couple of telephone poles down the road. But there was still no sign in sheet.
So we continued hunting. We found the sign in sheet in the trash can in front of 12204 Honolulu Terr. and retrieved it. The sign in sheet made interesting reading, but without the stories of those who were there at the time, I can only inferr the confusion that reigned in front of a gradually increasingly disgruntled resident. The cul-de-sac had barely enough room for one car to turn around, and according to the sign in sheet, at least three and possibly as many as five hunters and their cars were there at the same time.
Call ODO MILES TIME COMMENTS
N6AIN 506.7 49.3 9:54 ()*&%$^ WA6PYE/KG6RQQ
N6XFC N6MJN 92.2 10:10 Bad Spot
N6IDF/KF6GWV 96.1 10:10 OK!
K6SNE 93 10:10
ME/LOR 927 10:15
N6ZHZ & CYG 465.0 47.0 10:50 Bungee Jump! Clever
First Saturday Night Hunt 9/6/2003
MAX CRENSHAW Ts
MILES CORRECTION FOUND
N6ZHZ KD6CYG 47.0 9.00 5.2222222 2 WINNERS
N6AIN WA6PYE KG6RQQ 47.3 9.00 5.2555556 2
N6XFC N6MJN 51.2 9.15 5.5956284 2
N6IDF KF6GWV 102.1 9.10 11.2197802 2
KK6ME KD6LOR 111.4 9.00 12.3722222 2
K6SNE 93.0 8.50 10.9411765 2
KF6GQ KD6LAJ 38.0 NA 1
Pictures From The Hiders