T-hunt report, September 27-28, 2013
On September 27, 2013 (Friday), N6MI and K6VCR sponsored a "start anywhere, anytime" hunt.
KC6TNJ, N6MJN, KF6GQ, N6AIN shared bearings on Friday night.
One transmitter (147.585 MHz) was hidden south of Warner Springs in a spot-that-will-be-used-again (because no one found it). This was a difficult transmitter with a very short duty cycle.
Eleven transmitters (146.565 MHz) were hidden along Palomar Divide Road (9S07), on the east side of Palomar Mountain. This road is over 12 miles long and runs from south (the entrance) to north (twin dead ends).
The transmitters at the end of the road (N6MI, one minute duty cycle, and N6MI T22) ran about 30 watts; these were heard throughout five counties.
Nine very low power transmitters were hidden along Palomar Divide Road, on the way to the two loud transmitters.
KF6GQ/KD6LAJ found all 11 transmitters and was eating pizza before dark. This was the winning team.
WA6RJN found 10 transmitters. He missed the "hello testing, one, two three" voice transmitter (in a bush between the K6VCR T30 and "N6MI hidden t" robot voice transmitters). A photo is attached for Doug. He finished at 6:34 p.m.
Just before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, N6AIN/N6EKS found the two main transmitters. They missed all the little transmitters.
At 6:20 p.m. on Saturday evening, W6ZM/KE6PHB found N6MI T7.
On Sunday afternoon, all transmitters were still on the air (except for N6MI T9, K6VCR T30, and "hello testing, one, two three").
Thank you for coming out.
N6MI and K6VCR