CARP Net Transmitter Hunts Begin May 24
The CARP Net Transmitter Hunts will be held the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. These hunts will be short and quick. These hunts will be presented in addition to our Saturday hunts. The fox for the Net hunts will be the net control station for the CARP Net.
The hunt begins promptly at 7:00pm at the start of the CARP net. The hunt frequency is the CARP 2-meter repeater input (147.075Mhz). Hunters will have only the duration of the net to find the fox. These hunts will help hone your T-hunting skills.
Using the repeater input hunters will have to differentiate between the fox (CARP net control station) and other stations that may be checking into the net. Typically nets run 30 minutes and the net control operator will be within 1 mile of the start point, Letterman Park. Hunters may start from a location other than the start point, but will be placed in the unlimited category.
These should be quick and fun hunts. See you hunters out there!
2012 Schedule for the CARP Net Transmitter Hunts
- May 24
- June 28
- July 26
- September 27
October 25Cancelled November 22Cancelled December 27Cancelled
CARP Transmitter Hunt Categories
In order to help level the playing field, we have developed a classification system which places each hunter/team in a category based on the equipment they use. This allows for more even competition between the levels of hunt equipment.
- Category A – Hunt on the move – This classification includes mobile antenna systems and dopplers.
- Category B – Point and shoot – This classification requires the hunter to use hand held antennas that are not affixed to the vehicles. Requiring the hunter to stop, get out of the vehicle and take bearings on the signal.
- Category C – Basic – This classification is for those hunters who do not have any directional antenna or attenuator. These stations will have a HT and an omni, using body fade and other direction finding techniques.
- Category D – Unlimited – This classification is reserved for those hunters who do not start at the designated start point.