By Jim KB9RGU
We arrived at the CRC parking lot around 1815 hrs. After signing everyone in, we discussed what was ahead of us for the evening. There were 6 hunters ready to go. We all checked our radios to be sure we all had the correct frequency. I opened my trunk and showed off the 4 older radios as well as the Baofeng I would use as the fox, I thought. We then waited for a few minutes for the Witching Hour.
At 1855 hrs I took off to go hide. All started out well, but soon went bad when I found out that one of the old radios I was using was not transmitting. This was followed by all the rest of them zonking out.
Eventually, a ham (AC9VW) from an unknown location was the first to find me. Now the old radios started to act up. But this was unknown to me until one of the hunters told me no one was hearing anything..I went back to the Baofung which I got working again.
So , out of 6 hunters , 3 found me, 3 gave up. It was a good experience for all around. Next month I will use the mobile rig in the car.