February 28, 2015, N6MI (Scott) and K6VCR (Tom) hid
10 transmitters on 146.565 MHz for the Southern
California all day transmitter hunt near Lenwood,
California. It was windy and cool, with clouds and a
chance of snow at the 3500 foot level. This dictated
an easier hunt, closer to home.
map, showing all transmitters, is attached.
T9 (low power, CW, short whip, in a bag) was
fastened to a metal railroad bridge at Quarry Road
over the 15 freeway. WB6JPI (7:44 a.m.),
KF6GQ/KD6LAJ (10:57 a.m.), and WA6RJN (3:55 p.m.)
found the transmitter. The hunters said, “Cool wind,
T-42 (low power, two voices, small plastic case,
orange dipole) was in a bush along Sorrell Trail
(about 100 yards to the southeast of the Wild Wash
Road exit). WB6JPI (8:31 a.m.), KF6GQ/KD6LAJ (11:07
a.m.), N6AIN/N6EKS (2:55 p.m.), and WA6RJN (5:08
p.m.) found this transmitter.
T-17 (low power, high duty cycle, CW, small pill
box, orange dipole) was 20 yards to the south of
K6VCR T-42. WB6JPI and KF6GQ/KD6LAJ found this
transmitter before the battery died.
(30 watts, CW, low duty cycle, four element yagi on
a dead yucca stump) was a west of the Lenlow outlets
exit, about 10 yards up a hill to the north of
Sidewinder Road. This transmitter was heard clearly
throughout the greater Los Angeles basin.
N6AIN/N6EKS (1:40 p.m.), KF6GQ/KD6LAJ (2:02 p.m.),
WA6RJN (2:30 p.m.), and WB6JPI (3:07 p.m.) found
this transmitter. The hunters said, “Duty cycle --
HIDDEN T (low power, robot voice, whip, in a plastic
bag, in the crack in a rock on the ground) was on a
hill, west of the Lenlow outlets exit, less than a
mile from the freeway. KF6GQ/KD6LAJ (11:55 a.m.,
“almost drove over it”), N6AIN/N6EKS (1:15 p.m.),
WA6RJN (1:50 p.m.), and WB6JPI (2:35 p.m.) found
T3 (low power, CW, whip, attached to an end-of-road
sign) was on the end of Arbuckle (dirt) street, 10
feet east of the 15 freeway, south of Lenlow. A
video of the N6AIN/N6EKS team hunting (and finding)
N6MI T3 is available at http://youtu.be/crMigVrdW20
(2:25 p.m.). The transmitter was also found by
KF6GQ/KD6LAJ (3:30 p.m.), WB6JPI (3:55 p.m.), and
WA6RJN (6:15 p.m.).
T11 (low power, small whip, metal box, on a brick,
on a berm) was at the end of the dirt intersection
of Morton Street and Corning Avenue south of Lenlow.
WA6RJN (1:40 p.m.), N6AIN/N6EKS (2:07 p.m.), WB6JPI
(3:33 p.m.), and KF6GQ/KD6LAJ (3:37 p.m.) found this
T22 (30 watts, CW quad, mounted on a wooden pole in
the middle of the road) was on Hillview Truck Trail
(to the southeast of Iron Mountain), not far from
old Route 66. WA6RJN (11:09 a.m., “hard to find”),
WB6JPI (12:26 p.m., “went by it 3X”), KF6GQ/KD6LAJ
(1:32 p.m., “I would have [gone by] but Steve is
sharp eyed”) found this transmitter.
T53 (low power, voice, black case, orange dipole)
was in a bush on a hill a mile or so north of T22.
WA6RJN (11:00 a.m.), WB6JPI (12:12 p.m.), and
KF6GQ/KD6LAJ (1:20 p.m., “nice spot for t and view”)
found this transmitter.
T1 (low power, CW, sitting on ground, metal whip in
bush) was at the end of Iron Mountain Road, near the
foundation of an old house. WB6JPI (12:45 p.m.) and
KF6GQ/KD6LAJ (2:00 p.m., “bush blowing in wind,
antenna changes position, illegal”) found this
transmitters, except N6MI T-17, were still going
strong when they were collected on Saturday night.
found five transmitters.
found 8 transmitters.
found 10 transmitters.
also found 10 transmitters. WB6JPI is declared the
winner because, well, we have to ask someone to hide
the July 2015 hunt and because KF6GQ/KD6LAJ
registered a complaint about T1.