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Rules for Transmitter Hunting

Last update on: Saturday, January 12, 2002

*******CHANGE ********
The bounds for the Fremont hunt now include anything
on the current AAA map of Fremont.
If you have any questions.
Call: Rich KN6FW at (925) 462-1467

LARK (Livermore Amateur Radio Klub)
and the

SBARA (South Bay Amateur Radio Association)
Promote Transmitter Hunting in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The first Saturday of every month will be the Fremont T-Hunt.
1) Two transmitters will be hidden. EASY beginners and a HARD advanced transmitter.
2) Beginners will only hunt the EASY transmitter and stay with the fox; help is available.
3) Advanced hunters will hunt the HARD transmitter first, where mileage is taken and then the EASY fox.
4) Mileage to the HARD fox is only valid, if both transmitters are found.
5) Beginners may hunt the HARD fox, time permitting.

The third Saturday of every month will be the Foxes choice T-Hunt.
The Fox can hide within any listed start point boundaries.
1) Fremont Hunt.
2) Pleasanton Hunt.
3) Redwood City Hunt.
4) Santa Clara Hunt.
5) Bay Hunt.
6) Pack-A-Lunch.
7) Altamont Pass.

The fifth Saturday of a rare month will be the PACK-A-LUNCH HUNT.
1) Usually starting at 10:00 AM and usually having no boundaries. Usually a Challenge hunt.

For directions or questions on any event,
please call Rich-KN6FW at (925) 462-1467.

Transmitter hunt (three) difficulty ratings.
Rules updated December 3, 2000.

BEGINNER:
The transmitter will have a good bearing at the start point.
There must be a direct path from the transmitter to the start point.
The transmitter will be no more than 7 miles from the start point.
The power will be 1 to 10 watts effective radiated power.
The transmitter will remain on.
The transmitter will not move.
The transmitter should be heard at least 80% of the time as the hunters are on the road.
The transmitter will be in the open.
      Not next to any reflector or absorber, such as under a bridge or next to any metal.

If the transmitter is hidden. The fox must provide beginners with close-in-gear
      and help to find the transmitter.
The antenna will be vertically polarized, omni-directional.
The antenna should be high in the air, not next to the ground.
Locations at sea level are not beginner hunts.
The transmitter will be publicly accessible and not require a fee for entrance.
Any hints given must be in writing. Hints not in writing will be ignored.
If a long walk or hike is required to get to the transmitter, it should be advertised in advance.
Mileage will be taken from a point chosen by the fox.
ADVANCED:
The transmitter must be heard at the start point.
The power will be 0.1 to 50 watts effective radiated power.
The transmitter will remain on.
The transmitter will not move.
The antenna will be vertically polarized, omni-directional.
The transmitter will be publicly accessible and not require a fee for entrance.
Any hints given must be in writing. Hints not in writing will be ignored.
If a long walk or hike is required to get to the transmitter it should be advertised in advance.
Mileage will be taken from a point chosen by the fox.
CHALLENGE:
The fox must provide a general direction if the transmitter can not be heard at the start point.
The transmitter will be publicly accessible.
If a long walk or hike is required to get to the transmitter it should be advertised in advance.
Mileage will be taken from a point chosen by the fox.
No map boundaries.
 

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