|T-Hunts (Transmitter Hunts)|
A young T-Hunter uses a directional antenna
to search for the hidden transmitter
Once again the popular Transmitter-Hunt contest will be
conducted by Rich Harrington, KN6FW, a well known local
master of the Hunt. There will be two T-Hunts. The first, at
8:00 am Sunday, will encompass an area within a half mile of
the Marriott Hotel and it will be an easy hunt. Beginners,
as well as experienced hunters will find this event to be
fun. The second T-Hunt, at 9:00 am Sunday, will also be
within walking distance. It will prove to be a bit more
difficult to find.
Hunters will meet at the Marriott Hotel at the Pacificon Registration Desk. Instructions will be available for beginners. Learn how to use relative signal strength, and antenna directivity to "home-in" on the elusive transmitter. We'll show you how to make a simple directional antenna for your handheld radio using a mailing tube and aluminum foil.
There will be certificates for the winners in all classes of hunts. Join in the fun!
|Transmitter hunting is an activity wherein participants use radio direction finding techniques to locate one or more radio transmitters hidden within a designated search area. Before each hunt, participants are informed of the frequency or frequencies on which the transmitters will be operating, and a set of boundaries that define a search area in which the transmitters will be located. Transmitter hunters use radio direction finding techniques to determine the likely direction to the hidden transmitter from several different locations, and then triangulate the probable location of the transmitter.|