Cademan Wood, Leicestershire 18 Aug 2012

| August 18, 2012

Designed primarily to ‘sharpen up’ the RSGB ARDF Team prior to their departure for WC2012 in Serbia, John Marriott provided an excellent 144 MHz course across some very detailed terrain. After lunch Bob G3ORY organised the very first UK sprint race using two sets of transmitters operating on two different frequencies

Long course 5 TXs 144MHz. 8 starters.

Place
Name
Call
Time
Class
Sequence
1Andrew SoltysikG4KWQ49.13M40523146
2David WilliamsM3WDD65.18M50132546
3Vlad Boev2E0VLB75.43M50513246
4Robin BishopInd94.59M40231546
5David HealeG6HGE100.58M40231456
6Jillian UllerspergerM0JIN107.18W50231456
7Jim SmithG4DZL112.03M60112.03
8Robert VickersG3ORI115.24M70512346

Medium course 4 TXs 144MHz 3 starters.

Place
Name
Call
Time
Class
Foxes
1David DeaneG3ZOI97.13M6041256
2Thomas HonniballInd118.29M2141256
3Tim RavenG4ARI150.58 OTM5051426

Notes:

  1. The long thin nature of the woods meant that the long course was all the way out to TX 3 collecting some other tranmitters on the way; then back again to the start finding the remaining TXs en-route.
  2. The RSGB team members who are going out to Serbia all gave good account of themselves. Looking particularly impressive were Andrew G4KWQ, David M3DDW, Vlad 2E0VLB and Jillian M0JIN
  3. Newcomer Robin Bishop jumped up the table of results as he starts to pull all the skills and techniques together.
  4. Split times are available here
  5. The thanks of all the competitors go to John Marriott for planning just the right sort of competition needed to sharpen the skills of RSGB Team Members prior to WC2012.

Sprint course 8 TXs 3.5MHz. 12 starters.

Place
Name
Call
Time
Class
Sequence
1Andrew SoltysikG4KWQ25.51M40Slow 51324 B Fast 142
2David WilliamsM3WDD30.32M50Slow 32514 B Fast 142
3Vlad Boev2E0VLB33.16M50Slow 32514 B Fast 241
4Robert VickersG3ORI47.56M70Slow 32514 B Fast 241
5John MarriottRS53.36M60Slow 25341 B Fast 124
6David HealeG6HGE56.36M40Slow 15243 B Fast 412
7Robin BishopInd49.56M40Slow 13425 B Fast 14
8Jillian UllerspergerM0JIN55.03W50Slow 12345 B Fast 14
9Jim SmithG4DZL60.45 OTM60Fast 124 B Slow 42351
10Thomas HonniballInd62.33 OTM21Slow 31425 B Fast 142
11Tim RavenG4ARI79.56 OTM50Slow 32451 B Fast 124
12David DeaneG3ZOI?M60Slow 25143 B Fast 1

Notes:

  1. This was the very first Sprint competition in the UK with both fast keyed and slow keyed transmitters.
  2. The software does not register the second punching of the beacon. John Marriott is looking into recent updates to see if butterfly loops can be used with ‘score’ events.
  3. Andrew’s splits for the five slow keyed transmitters were amazing.
  4. Split times are available here
  5. This was an excellent opportunity for many of the WC2012 team members to practice the full Sprint format.
  6. With hindsight, the time limit was set a little too short.
  7. Dave Deane’s time at his second visit to the beacon was 55.50. He did not punch at the finish.

Category: ARDF Results

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