Burbage Woods

| April 7, 2013

Sponsor: RSGB
Organiser: RS205838 and G3ORY


Date(s) - Sun 7 Apr 2013
Times - 9:30 - 16:00

At Burbage Common and Woods - (Details linked)
    Burbage Common Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 3DD, 5


All competitors will hunt either five or four transmitters using the 2m band. There will be a separate Sprint competition after lunch in which all competitors hunt a total of 10 transmitters using the 3.5 MHz band. The event is suitable for newcomers.

Location details linked above

Format of Event

The event will conform to the general principles of IARU events, but will be less formal than a Championship. There will be five transmitters and an MO beacon at the finish for the 144MHz competition. Competitors can opt for either a 5 transmitter long course or a 4 transmitter medium course.

In the 3.5 MHz sprint competition there will be two sets of five transmitters (operating on 3560kHz and 3579,5kHz) together with a combined spectator/finish beacon. The Sprint race will be a ‘one class’ competition and all competitors will hunt all ten transmitters with a 60 minute time limit.

The rule regarding the distance from the start to the nearest transmitter in the 144MHz classic race, will be modified. Instead of ‘There will be no transmitters closer than 750m of the start’ the following will apply: ‘There will be no transmitters within 400m of the start.


Scale is 1:10,000. Size – the map is 170 x 200 approx. Printed in four colours.

Frequencies to be used

144 MHz hidden transmitters 144.525MHz

144 MHz Beacon 144.150MHz

3.5MHz Transmitter set A 3.560MHz

3.5MHz Transmitter set B 3.579,5MHz

3.5MHz Spectator and Finish beacon (combined) 3.542MHz


0930 Registration opens.

1025 Map issue to the first starter in the 144MHz compwetition

1030 – 1130 144MHz starts

1300 144 MHz Course closes

1330 – 1400 3.5MHz starts (2 minute start interval)

1500 3.5MHz course closes


Entry fee is £5 per entrant payable on the day. This fee covers entry to both competitions.


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.

SI punching will be used for the 144MHz race and pin punching for the 3.5MHz sprint race.


Competitors are responsible for their own safety and take part at their own risk.

A whistle should be carried and the emergency signal is 6 short blasts on the whistle, repeated at one minute intervals.

Loan Equipment

Receivers for 3.5MHz and 144 MHz are available on loan. Contact the organiser (E Mail below) to reserve one.


Bob Titterington G3ORY. E-Mail: g3ory@rsgb.org.uk


This event is being staged by Bob Titterington G3ORY and John Marriott.

Category: ARDF Competition