February 21. 2009
This is supposed to be a beginner hunt that lasts an hour or two. Such requirements call for a transmitter that is “hidden” in a car parked on a road although the “rules” say it can be up to 50 ft from a paved accessible public place. The other requirements request that the transmitted signal be continuous and that the starting antenna position and polarization not be changed during the hunt.
I wanted some
trickery as a real “beginner” hunt doesn’t have any, so I added a
slight route deception by choosing a spot that could easily lead to an
error in route choice by the hunters. I chose
The site I chose
was at the end of
The trick was
that from the start, the hunters could not tell if I was up
Calls Time Miles K0OV/WB2LRH 8:38 9.9 mi ~WINNER~ N6AIN/KG6LSE/WA6PYE 8:35 12.8 mi N6MJN 9:30 42.0 mi N6ZHZ/KF6BXB 10:00 49.5 mi N6UZS 9:54 50+ mi
Denny’s provided a nice repast for the swapping of lies.