Whippendell Wood, Watford 21 Oct 2012

| October 21, 2012

Whippendell Woods may be small but it is runnable in pretty much any direction. David Heale provided a good 144MHz course in the morning. After lunch there was a novel and very interesting competition on 3.5MHz using three main transmitters, each one of which had a micro power ‘cub’ which could be heard in the gaps in the sequence of transmissions from the main transmitters.

Long course 5 TXs 144MHz. 8 starters.

Place
Name
Call
Time
Class
TXs found
1David WilliamsM3WDD43.57M505/5
2Michael DunbarM6MDD44.25M505/5
3Svetoslav StoyanovInd50.45M405/5
4Vlad Boev2E0VLB52.30M505/5
5Jillian UllerspergerM0JIN58.22W505/5
6Stuart TylerG1ZAR58.30M405/5
7Hristian Stoyanov+1Ind104.20M21OT

Medium course 4 TXs 144MHz 4 starters.

Place
Name
Call
Time
Class
Foxes
1Robert VickersG3ORI48.45M704/4
2Bob TitteringtonG3ORY52.32M704/4
3John LittleM1SHE63.08M604/4
4David DeaneG3ZOI69.32M604/4

Notes:

  1. Whippendell Woods were a delight. Although the area is small, the ability to move easily in any direction over the bulk of wood made for an excellent competition.
  2. David Williams posted a not unexpected win but Michael Dunbar got closer than he has been all season. On the short course, Robert Vickers showed how it was done.
  3. Since the distances involved were not over challenging, this left all the competitors feeling quite fresh for the post lunch competition.
  4. Here is a map showing the location of the transmitters.
  5. The 2m transmitters codes start with a 2 and the 80m ones with a 1. The location of the cubs is shown with a cross.
  6. The thanks of all the competitors go to David Heale for an excellent day of radio sport.

Fox and Cubs 6 TXs 3.5MHz. 8 starters.

Place
Name
Call
Time
Class
Sequence
1David WilliamsM3WDD22.03M503+3
2Vlad Boev2E0VLB23.30M503+3
3Michael DunbarM6MDD27.10M503+3
4Bob TitteringtonG3ORY29.30M703+3
5Robert VickersG3ORI31.25M703+3
6Stuart TylerG1ZAR35.23M403+3
7David DeaneG3ZOI46.20M603+3
8Jillian UllerspergerM0JIN48.45W503+3

Notes:

  1. This ‘fun’ format had three full power TXs operating as 1, 3 and 5 in a SIX TX cycle. Close to each of these foxes was a micro power ‘cub’ which ran continuously. Competitors were able to hear the cubs in the silent periods between the transmissions from the three full power foxes. All six transmitters were operating on the same frequency.
  2. The format was greatly enjoyed by all competitors.
  3. David Williams posted another win but was closely followed by Vlad 2E0VLB who was having a good day.

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