Date(s) - Sat 2 Mar 2013
At Devils Punch Bowl - (Details linked)
Devil's Punch Bowl, Hindhead, Surrey, GU26 6AG, 10
A combined 2m and 80m ARDF event at Hindhead, Surrey on Saturday 2nd March.
The event is being run in conjunction with an Orienteering event organised by Southern Navigators.
Location and Parking
Please see the location link above.
Format of Event
A combined 2m and 80m ARDF event, which will conform to the general principles of IARU events, but will be less formal than a Championship. There will be 5 transmitters on 2m (in a five minute cycle) and TX5 will be hidden close to the finish, following with another 5 transmitters on 80 m with TX5 too hidden close to the finish. There will be no MO beacons at the finish on both bands, however there will be Finish iButton timing at the co-located Start/Finish/Start2/Finish2 and also a change of the timing iButton.
Competitors can elect to hunt all 10 ‘foxes’ (5 + 5 Long Course) without a break, or specified 8 ‘foxes’ (4 + 4 Short Course). Some competitor could choose one band only.
The transmitters will be separated by at least 400m and the time limit is 150 minutes combined time for both courses.
Map and the Area
Scale is 1:10,000. The map is likely to be printed on waterproof paper.
Some of the running area is above the new A3 tunnel and there are fenced restricted areas. No fences or the A3 may be crossed unless there are special gates or a well signed crossing. There are busy minor roads and streets in the area which must be crossed with care—be aware cars move fast.
- 0930 – Registration opens. Information sheets issued to ALL entrants.
- 1025 – Map issue to the first starter in the competition.
- 1030-1130 – 144 MHz Starts
- 1400 – Courses close
Entry fee £6.
The results will be posted on this web site as soon as possible after the event.
Registration, Start and Finish for the both ARDF event will be co-located. Assembly will be at the entrance of the NT Car Park, next to the Devil’s Punch Bowl Hotel and the feather flag will be up and visible!
In accordance with the informality of the event the organisers will not require you to deposit your receiver in a pound before the transmitters start sending. They do expect you to respect the spirit of this concession by refraining from using your receiver until reporting to officials in the start area and then only under their supervision.
Punching/timing using iButton. Please note that iButton should be changed on the first Finish to another fresh iButton and start the second course by punching the Start iButton card.
Competitors are responsible for their own safety and take part at their own risk. No smoking in the forest. Whistles should be carried (the emergency signal is 6 blasts repeated at 1 minute intervals).
Receivers for 3.5MHz and 144 MHz are available on loan. Telephone the organiser (number below) to reserve one.
Telephone Svet on 07916 177 734.
Category: ARDF Competition