Mini All Day
September 26th 2009

Hiders: Scott N6MI and Tom K6VCR

On September 25, 2009 (Friday), Tom (K6VCR) and J. Scott (N6MI) hid six transmitters in the Cleveland National Forest (near Bald Peak in Orange County).

This was a “start anywhere and whenever” hunt.
N6MI and K6VCR prepared a secret, multiple factor formula to determine the winner.
**Positive factors in the September hunt included:
Elapsed mileage from starting point to first transmitter (with longest mileage being best)
Finding the team’s set of transmitters in a short time (time elapsed from finding first transmitter to finding last transmitter).
T-hunting style.Finding transmitters in the light.
Hunting without a sniffer.
Miles of dirt road traveled.
Number of transmitters found.

**Negative factors included:Complaints (of course).
Moving a transmitter (e.g., “N6MI too loud 8”).
Stepping on a transmitter (e.g., “N6MI Bob T-9”).
Camouflaging a transmitter from the hiders (e.g., “N6MI go”).
Illegible handwriting on the sign in sheet (e.g., Dave!)

Both N6MJN and WA6RJN found six transmitters. Great job! But, based on this formula, N6SZO/KE6PHB is the winner – these San Diego fellows will hide in February 2010.

Here are the times reported on the sign in sheets and a little more information about the transmitters.***
N6MI FAST Tones (1.5 watt HT, whip, N6MBR controller, ammo can, 11.3 miles up Silverado Canyon, 100 yards off road in the bushes)
N6MJN 10:50 p.m. Friday
WA6RJN 5:35 p.m. Saturday

N6MI T-7 (squawk box, rubber duck, 11.3 miles up Silverado Canyon, see T-7 photo)

N6MJN 10:40 p.m. Fri
N6AIN 2:00 p.m. Sat
WA6RJN 5:27 p.m. Sat
N6ZHZ/KD6CYG 5:50 p.m. Sat
N6SZO/KE6PHB 6:17p.m. Sat

N6MI GO (squawk box, rubber duck, a few miles from Bald Peak)
N6MJN 11:50 p.m. Fri
N6AIN 1:23 p.m. Sat
N6ZHZ/KD6CYG 4:30 p.m. Sat
WA6RJN 6:02 p.m. Sat
N6SZO/KE6PHB 6:45 p.m. Sat

N6MI TOO LOUD 8 (squawk box, invisible wire antenna, in Yucca bush, just south of Bald Peak)
N6MJN 12:01 a.m. Sat
N6AIN 1:11 p.m. Sat
N6ZHZ/KD6CYG 4:38 p.m. Sat
WA6RJN 6:09 p.m. Sat

N6MI BOB T-9 (squawk box, rubber duck, on ridge road next to Bald Peak)
N6MJN 12:45 a.m. Sat
WA6RJN 7:04 p.m. Sat

N6MI T-6 (squawk box, hanging in bush, with rubber duck, between Bedford Peak and Bald Peak, see T-6 photo; this was our loudest voice transmitter)

N6MJN 12:30 a.m. Sat
N6AIN 12:36 p.m. Sat
N6ZHZ/KD6CYG 5:00 p.m. Sat
WA6RJN 6:29 p.m. Sat

At 10:00 a.m. on October 24, 2009, it will be a traditional one transmitter, shortest mileage hunt. Please start at Crest and Crenshaw in Palos Verdes.

Thank you hunters.
N6MI and K6VCR

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