Fullerton Radio Club T-Hunt results - May 17, 2003
Hider - N6XFC
I decided on Friday I wanted to hide in Carbon Canyon but had no idea where.
I arrived at Lambert & Carbon Canyon around 6 pm. I searched many places through the canyon and took many
bearings back to the start point. I looked at terrain and possible RF reflection points.
Well, as time went on my choices came down to 3 places. The choice of location was in a housing track East of
Western Hills Country Club on the Orange County border, the end of a street called High Vista LN.
Nice quite spot behind a hill which shielded me from the start point and any signal down the canyon (I hoped).
I pointed my quad toward La Canada-Flintridge area with 5 watts. The Quad was somewhat stuffed in a baby
tree and not completely hidden but enough to make some hunters look for it.
The wind had picked up during
the hunt and the quad was being blown around a little and I am sure that had some kind of affect of the signal.
I was a bit surprised that no one had found me by 9 pm. I was approximately 12 road miles from the start point.
Well I guess my strategy worked, GREAT! The first team found me at 9:23 and
2nd team at 9:27. The rest followed in at 9:35, 9:51 & 10:??
In the order of time in with miles listed. No need for Crenshaw adjustment.
Winner Good Job! First
you all for coming out and by the stories you all had fun!