Category Archives: Transmitter Hunt Announcement

September T-Hunt Re-Cap

Due to a week signal the starting point was changed to Mckinley and 168. Once vehicles started to caravan to the new start point Rick (W6KKO) had to peal off due to a phone call. John (K6MI), unbeknownst to Rick, followed him from the starting point. However, when Rick pulled into his house in NE Clovis and closed his garage, John realized he wasn’t where he was supposed to be. With three teams at McKinley and 168, and John at Fowler and Shields, the fox Mike (KG6MSV) decided to start. The hide location was the Winery Ave. pedestrian bridge over Hwy 180. First to find was Marty (K6KTP), second was Ron (N6MTS), followed by John (K6MI). With three hunters at the finish, TOM (N6MQG), used all of his officer safety training and decided to cut his losses and refused to follow the signal into the ghetto. Fun hunt. 

Mike H. (KG6MSV)

The next transmitter hunt will take place Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM during the F.A.R.C. swapmeet. The location is Lion Automotive on the S.E. corner of Gettysburg and Clovis Ave. 2944 Phillip Ave., Clovis, CA 93612. The swap opens for buyers at 8:00 AM. This is a casual on foot T-Hunt during the F.A.R.C swapmeet. It will allow you to test your equipment and close-in hunting skills. 

The transmitters will be on 146.565 MHz and or 144.565 MHz. There will be two low power transmitters in the general area and each will have a distinct tone. Use this hunt for practicing your close in skill. Leave the transmitters where you find them so that others can participate.

I also want to announce that Mike Herlihy (KG6MSV) will be the new T-Hunt coordinator. As the fox, Mike has put on some legendary hunts in the past. 

T-Hunt Thursday Evening

Just a reminder about the upcoming transmitter hunt this Thursday. It starts at 7:30 PM right after the C.A.R.P. net. The meeting location is Letterman Park in Clovis. Arrive early to check in and make sure your gear is ready to go. Check into the net using your handheld or mobile radio.

Mike (KG6MSV) is the fox. He advised that there is only one transmitter for this hunt and the first to find it is the winner. No additional details were provided.

As this is a nighttime hunt, a flashlight may prove helpful.
https://www.k6arp.org/activites/transmitter-hunt/

Ready for a Hunt?

On Saturday August 11, Tom (N6MQG) will be the fox and he is ready for the transmitter hunt. The starting point is the River Park shopping center. Specifically, the start point is the parking lot in front of REI in Fresno.

The start time is 9:00 AM. Please arrive before then to sign in, at least 15 minutes minimum, allowing yourself time to also check your gear. A receiver tuned to 146.565 MHz is key. A PDF is available for general T-Hunt information. The hunt typically lasts an hour or two. There may be some driving, or it may be an on foot hunt.

– At this time Tom has not advised if there will be more than one transmitter.
– Tom has also not indicated if this will be a time or milage based hunt.
– The k6arp.org T-Hunt web page will be updated with any further information.

T-Hunt Coordinator Needed

Hello fellow members,

C.A.R.P. is currently soliciting club members for the position of Transmitter Hunt Coordinator. The duties will be to schedule T-Hunt’s throughout the year and coordinate the designated fox with the hunt group. This is typically performed by using an exiting group message board on the club website. A follow-up report of a few paragraphs and pictures after each event helps to let others know the fun you are having.

T-Hunt’s are typically scheduled out a full year in advance to allow for planning. The schedule and any updates can be provided to the C.A.R.P. club secretary for posting to the T-hunt page on the club website.

If you have experience with transmitter hunts and would like to become the group coordinator, please send an email to w6kko@k6arp.org. Please include your name, callsign, and a sentence or two on why you would like to take on the coordinator position.

T-Hunt Coordinator Needed

Hello fellow members,

C.A.R.P. is currently soliciting club members for the position of Transmitter Hunt Coordinator. The duties will be to schedule T-Hunt’s throughout the year and coordinate the designated fox with the hunt group. This is typically performed by using an exiting group message board on the club website. A follow-up report of a few paragraphs and pictures after each event helps to let others know the fun you are having.

T-Hunt’s are typically scheduled out a full year in advance to allow for planning. The schedule and any updates can be provided to the C.A.R.P. club secretary for posting to the T-hunt page on the club website.

If you have experience with transmitter hunts and would like to become the group coordinator, please send an email to w6kko@k6arp.org. Please include your name, callsign, and a sentence or two on why you would like to take on the coordinator position.

T-Hunt Coordinator Needed

Hello fellow members,

C.A.R.P. is currently soliciting club members for the position of Transmitter Hunt Coordinator. The duties will be to schedule T-Hunt’s throughout the year and coordinate the designated fox with the hunt group. This is typically performed by using an exiting group message board on the club website. A follow-up report of a few paragraphs and pictures after each event helps to let others know the fun you are having.

T-Hunt’s are typically scheduled out a full year in advance to allow for planning. The schedule and any updates can be provided to the C.A.R.P. club secretary for posting to the T-hunt page on the club website.

If you have experience with transmitter hunts and would like to become the group coordinator, please send an email to w6kko@k6arp.org. Please include your name, callsign, and a sentence or two on why you would like to take on the coordinator position.

T-hunt Saturday July 15

Next Fox Hunt: July 15, 2017
Start time: 10:00 AM
Fox: Erik (NI6G) & John (K6MI)
Start location: Letterman Park in Clovis (Map)
Details:
– Arrive early as the hunt starts at 10:00 AM.
– Please use and monitor the K6ARP repeater during the hunt for voice communication as hints may be given.
– CARP membership is not a requirement to join in on the fun, but a radio tuned to the hunt frequency of 146.565 MHz will be helpful.
CARP T-Hunt Page
General T-Hunt Information 50kB PDF

Transmitter Hunt – Saturday July 16

Dust off your radios and scrub your antennas! The next transmitter hunt is Saturday July 16 at 10:00 AM. The start location is at the intersection of highway 180 & McCall at the Park & Ride on the north east corner. Marty K6KTP is the fox for this hunt and it is a timed hunt, so the first to find the transmitter wins. Marty also advised that there will probably be a secondary transmitter near the main one, so wear some comfortable shoes.

Please arrive early to ensure your gear is in order as we want to start at 10:00 AM. Please use the K6ARP two meter repeater for voice communications. Transmitting on the hunt frequency is a faux pas, unless you are the fox.
The weather outlook is clear and sunny on Saturday with a high around 38C. Doesn’t the temperature look cooler when using celsius? After the hunt is over we typically regroup for food and beverages at a nearby  restaurant.