November 23, 2013
I had a plan.
I checked out a not often used hiding place a high
place north of Fallbrook (south of the 74
west of the 15 and east of the 5) and determined that 20W into a
simple vertical would reach the start on PV. The roads there
were paved and as I feared weather I didn’t want to be flailing
about in the rain on some dirt road after wallowing in mud. I
had also acquired a 2007 Prius that is a neat car and I really
liked to drive it about but as it has only 5 inches of clearance
and street tires, I didn’t want to do any dirt.
I had devised two major “tricks” to entertain the hunters
as the hide was only 50 miles away from the start and they would
be there in a couple hours. I won’t go into why I didn’t deploy
the “tricks” later but I didn’t. I will save them for another
While waiting for 10AM I hid two small Ts within 10 miles
of the main T and at about 20 minutes to 10am I fired up the
main T and called Deryl at the start. He heard it fine. But he
That is the rub…he was alone I called back at 10:10 and he
was still alone. Deryl is a good hunter and I am sure he would
have enjoyed the “tricks” as much as anyone, but I just didn’t
want to waste them with only one hunter. Deryl is always hunting
so I knew he would be available for when I did hide using them..
T-6… 20 watts dual vertical Zepp antenna N33 29.775, W117
T-7 …1 watt 3 el vert beam pointed NW N33
30.107 W117 21.367
T-5 50mW voice T
N33 31.257 W117 22.971
T-7 1:44 PM 135.7 miles
T-6 2:24 PM 140.5
T-5 2:55 PM 146.3
Deryl was the winner….