Despite rain in the morning, the activity is go for a 1:00 PM start time.
There was a lot of interest in the hidden transmitter hunt last week. At our monthly meeting, there were requests for a program on the final few meters of searching, covering both theory and practice. Accordingly, at 1:00 PM CDT on Saturday, September 21st we will have a hidden transmitter hunt (2-meter) practice session in Tarnhill Park (98th St. and Little Rd.) in Bloomington. The practice session will focus on on-foot techniques and relatively simple equipment. Bring what transmitter hunting equipment you have; there will be some extra gear available for use.
This is a fair-weather activity, and a final go/no-go decision will be made by 7 AM CDT on Saturday 9/21 and propagated on the BARA website post for this event.
- Built-in attenuator
- Third (and other) harmonic hunting
- Slight frequency offsets
- Body fade
- Hunting with an omnidirectional antenna
- Step attenuators (PDF)
- Offset attenuators
- 146.565 MHz transmitter
- 439.695 MHz 3rd harmonic
- 293.130 MHz 2nd harmonic
- 147.090 MHz (+600 kHz, no tone) voice repeater
Go/No-go weather decision has been made, activity is go for 1:00 PM start time.