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.
Medium course 4 TXs 144MHz 4 starters.
- 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.
- 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.
- Since the distances involved were not over challenging, this left all the competitors feeling quite fresh for the post lunch competition.
- Here is a map showing the location of the transmitters.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The format was greatly enjoyed by all competitors.
- David Williams posted another win but was closely followed by Vlad 2E0VLB who was having a good day.
Category: ARDF Results