Hider: Richard N6UZS
Location: At the end of Dana Strand Rd. at Dana Point.
Since ZHZ was off playing in the desert and needed a volunteer to
stepped up to the plate because I was bored and thought it would
Drove around for most of Saturday to various South County
to find lots of signage indicating the "area" was closed at Sunset
other parking restrictions.
Finally settled on the Dana Point Headlands as I had scoped out
last year after construction was finished on Selva Road and a new
trailhead opened up to the beach below. First tried the low part
road that had a GREAT shot at Catalina but couldn't get any bounce
to the start.
Moved to the higher dead end where I could see what I thought was
Santiago Peak in the distance when in fact it was Mt. Baldy! So we
pointed "that way" and still NOTHING heard at the start point.
I tried my backup radio and another antenna to no avail. After a
of testing we pretty much gave up on getting the signal "there"
out a bearing window of 150-170 to go on.
Around 8pm we called AIN who was at Culver/I-5 and reported NO
from there....started to worry even more....turns out poor Deryl's
connector was shorted out from the very start where it turns out
Jippy could hear me JUST FINE but never seemed to tell AIN about
OK here's the results:
MJN...44.1 miles....8:45pm ***Sorry Dave but WINNER!***
Hope everyone enjoyed the hunt.