September 25th 2010
All Night Transmitter Hunt
Hider: Tom K6VCR for Scott N6MI
Where: Big Bear again
The yellow Push Pins are the location of T1 and T2 and placed where the
mobile T was Stationary.
The blue push pins are the route the off-road group took and the reason
for the "code word" transmitter.
N6MI needed to attend a conference in Monterey, so K6VCR took over the
hiding duties. (Thanks, Tom.)
Everyone knows that N6MI will NEVER hide in the same place in the
following month. But, since we all had such a hard time during last
month's hunt in Big Bear, and since the weather was so nice, K6VCR went
back to Big Bear with a few off-roading friends. KF6GQ and KD6LAJ (last
month's hiders) must have enjoyed this surprise.
On Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., K6VCR drove three laps around Baldwin
Lake and one lap around Big Bear Lake.
Tom did not see hunters (except for AIN/EKS) or try to avoid any
hunters. The mobile T was 30 watts to a 5/8 roof mounted vertical
antenna. The code word T was a squawk box into a 6 inch rubber duck on
a window mount.
N6AIN and N6EKS found K6VCR (the mobile T) taking a break on the side
of the road 3N03 at 2:07 p.m. Saturday. It was their first T as they
came in from the desert floor. 118 miles.
N6ZHZ and Ken found K6VCR at T-2 on his way to base camp at 4:15 p.m.
Saturday with 81.8 miles.
KF6GQ and KD6LAJ signed into T-3 and were given credit for T-1.
WA6RJN found K6VCR at base camp on top of Onyx Peak at 8:12 p.m.
Saturday evening. An Onyx Peak picture is attached. We do not know
RJN's mileage. Pictures of two transmitters (thanks to WA6RJN) are
WB6JPI is still hunting.
The winner on this special rules hunt is...KD6CYG and N6ZHZ with 1.2
miles (lowest mileage to the first transmitter and first to sign in for
T-1 and T-3). They hide in February 2011.
Onyx Peak Camp sight
T1, Angelus Oaks
T2 on Onyx Peak road