March 2006 NY Wins!
The participants were:
Tom KB1FLK and Donna KB1IKU
This hunt started with an Public inquiry from an outsider. George
KB2SAE handled it while the rest of us took off. Thanks George!
It did not hurt him to much. He finished in a tie for 2nd place with
Tim KE3HT. Tom N2NZD from the Rip
Vanwinkle group and his co-pilot Alex managed to come in 30 minutes
faster than 2nd place! 24mins to be exact. I taught him how to loose in
the January hunt so he had to make a come back in this hunt! Good job
Tom! As you may know, the winner picks the next date and location.
Likely to be in April, perhaps it will be in some warmer weather. It is
also possible we will have our first New York hunt. Tom lives in
Columbia county, NY so he might have some great fox hole. The fax had a
loud and clear signal. So loud Rick KA1SON reported hearing the fox
full scale in Dalton. We had him full scale every where. Tim KE3HT was
to dumb to use the beam, he used only the dopscan. Dumb mistake. the
fox was hideing in the Spingside Park area If you look at a topo
there are three tiers of land. Tyler Ave (1049ft), then Spring side
area called Victory Hill (1,260ft), then Crane ave area called Oak hill
(1,362ft). Rt 7 is at 1,100ft. Amazing what the reflections were! Good
job selecting a site Tim N1PTZ! If you were on Oak Hill like Tom
KB1FLK and Donna KB1IKU, they were looking over the top of the fox and
getting reflections from Oak Hill, I was below them on Tyler ave and
they were shooting over the top of me! Not an easy one to win. PLEASE
keep an ear out for the next hunt! It should be a good one!
Tom N2NZD and Alex (The Winners)
Rick KA1SON (Home helper)
January 2006 Fox was at school
The participants were:
N1PTZ __ The Winner
KE3HT/ Tom N2NZD ( a guest from the Rip Van Winkle Club) last
KB2SAE (at home)
N1XHR late starter
Pat & Joe N1LZH and W1BS were the foxes.
The hunt started at 1:10 pm from the Bradlees Parking lot on
Merrill Road. The fox was found first by Tim, N1PTZ who was actually
trying to rendezvous with N1PUA - He found the fox instead. Then came
Todd with his family in the van - they had stopped to eat first.
Finally we saw Paul and Ben. Wondering what had happened to Tim KE3HT,
the guys surveyed the parking lot around the corner -- there was
Tim - who had parked and was waiting for the next broadcast. Tim T
knocked on Tim E's window and said HEY what ya doing there. How
embarrassing. So close but yet so far....The foxes found a nice hiding
spot, with lots of reflections. it was in the far back end of Taconic
High School between the building and a concealing earth berm. Pat
treated the guys to some hot chocolate and some cookies which she had
brought. it was such a nice sunny day, we all stood around for a
while chatting. It was fun. Webmaster note: We always welcome newcomers
to join in with the last place team! We showed Tom, N2NZD from the Rip
Vanwinkle group how to lose! We still had lots of fun!
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