British Championships 2012, 12-13 May 2012

| May 13, 2012

The 2012 British Championships were held on Cannock Chase over two days in  May, with a 3.5MHz competition on the 12th, and a 144MHz on the 13th. We were joined by many overseas visitors for the premier event on the domestic calendar.

Day 1 – 3.5 MHz

  1. Results and splits
  2. Transmitter codes were TX1 206, TX2 207, TX3 208, TX4 209, TX5 210, Beacon 211.
  3. Optimum sequences to visit the TXs were:
    W21, M21, M40: 3, 4, 2, 5, 1. Shortest distance 6.9km
    M50: 3, 4, 2, 5. Shortest distance 6.4km
    W50, M60: 3, 2, 5, 1. Shortest distance 6.2km
    M70: 3, 2, 5. Shortest distance 5.8km
  4. Map showing the location of the transmitters here.

Planner’s report:

Although the whole area contained a good mix of terrain I decided to leave out some of the more challenging undulating sections of the forest. It was hoped (and subsequently proven) that the following day’s 2m event would utilise those areas to better effect. Having said that, Cannock Chase is not flat and any course would have been physically demanding. All of the transmitters were chosen to be relatively close to tracks to minimise forest damage but still offer a strong element of direction finding to pin point the exact position. Access to Fox 5 caused some confusion due to the out of bounds meeting at the highway crossroads and comments indicate that fox 2 was perhaps too well hidden. Fortunately there were no technical issues during the race and the weather was perfect.

Day 2 – 144 MHz

  1. Results and splits
  2. Transmitter codes were: TX1 201, TX2 202, TX3 203, TX4 204, TX5 205. Beacon 211
  3. Optimum sequences to visit the TXs were:
    W21, M21, M40: 5, 2, 4, 1, 3. Shortest distance 6.8km
    M50: 5, 4, 1, 3. Shortest distance 6.4km
    W50, M60: 5, 2, 4, 3. Shortest distance 5.6km
    M70: 5, 4, 3. Shortest distance 5.2km
  4. Map showing the location of the transmitters here.

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