This was a three transmitter hunt.
The "N6MI T1" transmitter ran 170 watts to a three element
quad pointed at Palos Verdes. The QTH was microwave tower about three
air miles south of downtown Yucca Valley (at the top of
Morongo Canyon). From N6MI T1 site, we had a clear shot to San Gorgonio
and San Jacinto. This transmitter was heard at the start point and
almost everywhere on route.
The "K6VCR T2" transmitter ran 170 watts to an 11 element
yagi pointed west toward the Banning Pass. The QTH was next to the
second of five radio sites on Flat Top Mountain, near Palm
Springs. This transmitter was also heard at the start point and many
places on route.
The "N6MI" tones transmitter ran 1.5 watts to a 5/8 wave
whip antenna. The QTH was a short dirt road off of the lower section of Highway 243 (near the Banning airport). One team reported
hearing this transmitter at the start point. Only one team drove to
THESE TEAMS FOUND ALL THREE TRANSMITTERS:
KF6GQ/KD6LAJ (169 miles, WINNERS).
WA6TQQ/KC6TNJ/Patti (184.3 miles and first to finish).
N6JF/KG6TES (204 miles, looking better every hunt).
WA6RJN (320.1, solo).
THESE TEAMS DID NOT FIND ALL THREE TRANSMITTERS:
K6SNE found two transmitters and broke his transmission on San
WB6JPI drove to the Summit Inn (the wrong way), but finally found K6VCR
T2 at the end of that long, sandy road.
N6AIN/N6EKS drove around Big Bear, but chose not to sign
in to any transmitters.
AF6O gave several bearing reports.
N6IDF checked in on the Sunday morning net on 146.565 MHZ.
The "LOST" hunters did not appear.
N6MI (Scott) and K6VCR (Tom) had a great time, but ate too much over
Mike K6SNE's Story
Don KF6GQ / Steve KD6LAJ Story
Ray N6EKS / Deryl N6AIN Have no story.
Haven't Heard from anyone else.