When April and I promised something different for the January FRC T-hunt,
perhaps the hunters were expecting the T to be floating down the Santa Ana
Actually, we were high and dry at Fountain Valley Hospital. Hunters who
tracked the weak signal to Euclid and Warner were greeted by two
jammer-T's, just to make things more interesting. They were about 100' NW
and SE of the real T, and 5 KHz higher. Careful hunters could drive between them
in front of the main hospital entrance and find a sweet spot to get bearings
on the real T. Then they got out, sniffed their way to an ammo-can and
vertical whip under a bush just south of the MRI center near the front entrance, and
signed in. But this was a decoy 400 milliwatt transmitter, 600 KHz down.
The 146.565 signal was actually coming from beyond that spot. The real
1.25-watt T and its horizontal wire antenna (woven into another bush) were on the back
side of the MRI building, just south of the front door of the hospital.
Calls Miles CF CU's
K6SNE 16.6 8.5 1.9529
N6AIN/WA6PYE 17.8 9.0 1.9778
N6MJN 21.8 8.6 2.5349
Thanks to April for arranging this location, and also to Sergio Corona and
his fine hospital security staff members. They enjoyed the festivities as much
as (maybe more than) the hunters.