March 27th 2010
Transmitter Hunt

Hiders: Scott N6MI and Tom K6VCR

Here is where T1 was located.

From S1 you go in on Filaree Flat Rd. It becomes Laguna Meddow Rd.

After you pass T1 the road changes to Deer Park Rd, then again to
Pine Creek till it get to Old Hi 8.

On March 27, 2010, N6MI and K6VCR hid the Southern California all day t-hunt.

The weather was clear and cold.

Transmitter one was located on Pine Creek Road (about 2.8 miles west of the intersection of Pine Creek Road and Sunrise Highway in San Diego County). This transmitter identified as "N6MI" in CW every 59 seconds. The transmitter ran 30 watts into an 11 element, horizontally polarized yagi  pointed 330 degrees (back to the starting point). T1 ran from Friday morning to Sunday morning. There was plenty of signal from T1.

Four teams founds T1: WB6HPW/Peter (4:16 p.m.); KF6GQ/KD6LAJ (181 miles, 4:17 p.m.); N6AIN (185.3 miles, 4:19 p.m.); WA6RJN (195 miles, 7:14 p.m.). WB6JPI did not finish, but received a free dinner from K6CVR. While WB6HPW and Peter arrived first, the winner was the official team of KF6GQ/KD6LAJ.

Transmitter two (N6MI-T2.jpg) was located in Jacumba, California (near the Mexican border). This transmitter ran 180 watts into an 11 element, horizontally polarized yagi pointed about 0 degrees.

The only team to hear (sorry!) or find T2 was the unofficial San Diego team of W6ZM/KC6LEA. They checked in on Sunday morning.


N6MI and K6VCR