With the M3 motorway bisecting the area, this always presents a challenge. Motorway roadside metal structures reflect the signals making it very difficult to decide on which side the transmitter is located.
144 MHz Long Course 7 Foxes. 12 starters.
|12.||Frank Heritage||M0AEU||152.56 OT||M40||7536214|
144 MHz Short Course 5 Foxes. 7 starters.
|4.||Georgina Howell +Aimey||Ind||132.16||W40||752|
|5.||Roger Howell +Ollie||G0ROG||135.22||M40||752|
- A gorgeous sunny spring day and a lovely wood – a great setting for ARDF.
- The weather might have been good but what a challenge it was! Transmitters #2 and #4 were close to the motorway and a lot of competitors made the wrong ‘call’ as to which side they were actually located. If you judged #2 wrong it was 1.4km to return to the bridge and get to the correct location. Transmitter #4 was even worse and at least three competitors faced the 2.6km trek from the one side to the other. No wonder some of the times posted were unexpectedly long.
- Optimum sequence for the transmitters was: Long Course 7526341 or 7536241 Short Course 75231 or 75321 or the reverse.
- It appeared that strong multi-path was being generated by reflections from some of the big road signs beside the motorway. It is clear that the problem of deciding which side of a linear uncrossable feature a transmitter might be located, is seriously difficult.
- The thanks of all the competitors go to David Deane for a memorable competition.
- Split times are now available in the ‘Butterwood’ option on the open-circuit site. Click on the competitor’s name for the split times. The text is in German (don’t ask!)
Category: ARDF Results