Mini All Day
January 26th 2002
Transmitter Hunt



Hiders:Deryl N6AIN

Friday the 18th :

Ray N6EKS and I drive up to Fillmore to see if we can find a useable site there. After trying all the dirt roads and finding locked gates or private property signs, Ray suggests the one with the Adventure Pass sign. Turns out it goes all the way back to the Sespe Condor sanctuary, about 10 miles (FR-6N16). It starts at the end of Goodenough Road.

At 5 miles back we found that we could hear a 2 meter repeater on PV. I checked a 220 Repeater there and was able to bring it up. This seems like a good spot.

Friday the 25th:

Ray has other obligations and can't make it so I load up the Jimmy and head north to Fillmore. Good traffic and it takes only about an hour to get there.

After driving back up FR-6N16 to look around again, I decide to put the main T farther back on the road. It's higher and the spot where we checked first looks like a site where people come to do target shooting. It might be occupied on Saturday. I am also able to have a conversation with someone on the 220 repeater on PV at the new site.

Back down the hill to look for a low T site. The map showed that Grand, on the other side of the canyon from Goodenough Road, looks interesting. At the end of it, it's just a little over a 1/2 mile from where Goodenough Rd turns into the 6N16 but you can't get there without going all the way back into Fillmore. This is good.

Back in Fillmore, I get a motel room and spend the night.

Saturday the 26th:

Get up 6:00 AM, have terrible breakfast at I-HOP and go place the low T behind a pole at the end of Grand. It's timed to come on at 10:30 AM I hope. Now up 6N16 to hide the others.

10:00 AM, it's up and running and everyone hears it. Scott complains that it's too strong. Sorry but I don't want to open the box to turn it down because every time I do that I break something.

Now to hide the final T. I go further on the road. Lots of people shooting their guns so continue on. Find a nice spot where I can still hear T1, about 1/2 mile. I put Scott's T1 here.

Back down in Fillmore I go to the Rail Road museum. Now wait for people to show up. First one around 12:30 PM is KF6GQ and KD6LAJ.

Results.


N6AIN 1

CALL'S          Miles    TIME
KF6GQ/KD6LAJ    93.5    1:34 PM
WA6TQQ/KC6TNJ   86.6    2:33 PM
N6XFC          175.6    ?
N6ZHZ/KD6CYG   104.0    3:30 PM
N6MI           237.4    4:52 PM
K6SNE          202.1    4:50 PM
WB6JPI         265.8    5:00 PM
WA6RJN         MANY     6:35 PM

N6AIN 3

N6ZHZ/KD6CYG    93.0    2:15 PM
KF6GQ/KD6LAJ   103.7    2:20 PM
WA6TQQ/KC6TNJ   96.9    3:50 PM
N6XFC          181.0    5:00 PM
K6SNE          217.4    6:17 PM
WB6JPI         279.5    6:17 PM
WA6RJN         MANY     7:50 PM

N6MI 1

WA6TQQ/KC6TNJ   85.05   2:48 PM
N6XFC          176.3    3:35 PM
N6ZHZ/KD6CYG   104.4    3:45 PM
N6MI           235.9    4:48 PM
K6SNE          204.9    5:30 PM
WB6JPI         264.5    5:30 PM
WA6RJN         MANY     7:00 PM



FINAL RESULTS
CALL/S MILES Ts FOUND CRENSHAW NO.
WA6TQQ/KC6TNJ 96.9 3 10.65
N6ZHZ/KD6CYG 104.4 3 11.60
N6XFC 181.0 3 19.89
K6SNE 217.4 3 25.28
WB6JPI 279.5 3 29.11
WA6RJN AND SON MANY 3 NA
KF6GQ/KD6LAJ 103.7 2 NA
N6MI 237.4 2 NA

Congratulations to Pete and Wayne and thanks to all the hunters that came out.
Deryl N6AIN