Bournville Urban 13 January 2013

| January 13, 2013

Results from the Bournville Urban event held on 13th January 2013 follow:

Long course 5 TXs 144MHz, 5 TXs 3.5MHz, 6 starters.

Place
Name
Call
Class
144MHz
144 Place
3.5MHz
3.5 Place
Total
TXs found
1Michael DunbarM6MDDM5001.13.45141.23401.55.085+5
2Vlad Boev2E0VLBM5001.20.04237.16201.57.205+5
3Svetoslav StoyanovIndM4001.31.47430.13102.02.005+5
4Andrew SoltysikG4KWQM4001.22.50339.52302.02.425+5
5Jillian UllerspergerM0JINW5001.48.40545.47502.34.275+5
6Stuart TylerG1ZARM4001.48.55652.05602.41.005+5

Medium course 4 TXs 144MHz, 4 TXs 3.5MHz, 3 starters.

Name
Call
Class
144MHz
144 Place
3.5MHz
3.5 Place
Total
TXs found
Jim SmithG4DZLM6001.36.42100.42.31102.19.134+4
David DeaneG3ZOIM6001.43.30201.02.22202.45.524+4
John Little+PeterM1SHEM6002.19.54300.52.02303.11.564+1

Organiser’s Notes:

I was much relieved that suburban ARDF ‘works’. Everyone solved the different challenges presented—building related multipath, interference and not being able to run straight down the bearing from Tx to Tx; Svetoslav said it took about half an hour to make the adjustment. We did not lose any transmitters and no markers were vandalised. Jillian noted that the running experience was more pleasant—fewer brambles and more time on good surfaces. I managed to hand out some ARDF leaflets to passing joggers. From an organiser’s point of view living on the map, made control placement and collection easy—10 Tx placed in 2 hours. Given the availability of street type orienteering maps (and OPEN STREET MAP) perhaps we should consider suburban ARDF for a future winter event as a lot of the short-daylight and inclement weather risk and worry is eliminated—especially if we are not piggybacking on an orienteering event. Congratulations to Mike on his victory. Nice to see Jim Smith back with us again. There were some interesting times—not least Svetoslav on 80m—and the first three finishers on 80m using loop antennas, which seem to give an advantage when seeking low power transmitters.

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