ARDF Region II & US Champs 2013

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Thirteenth USA and Seventh IARU Region II ARDF Championships

 

 

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Hosted by the Backwoods Orienteering Klub
In the Uwharrie National Forest Birkhead Wilderness October 8-13, 2013

 


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FoxOring Results

2 Meter Results

Sprint Results

80 Meter Results

Schedule

Sunrise ~7:20am        Sunset ~6:45

   Tuesday, October 8, 2013

  • 6-7 pm– Packet pickup & Transmitter  Practice at the Comfort Inn, 825 W. Dixie Dr, Asheboro, NC 27205
  • 7:30 pm — Meeting and Social at the Comfort Inn followed by an informal dinner.

   Wednesday, October 9, 2013

  • 9:00 am: Practice 2m
  • 2:00 pm: Practice 80m

   Thursday, October 10, 2013

  • 9:00 am: Model Sprint & Model FoxOring
  • 12:30 pm: FoxOring Champs
  • 5:00 pm: Awards

   Friday, October 11, 2013

  • 10:00 am: Sprint Championship
  • Noon: Awards
  • 2:00 pm: Model 2m & Model 80m
  • 6:00 pm: Meeting and Social at the Comfort Inn followed by an informal dinner.

   Saturday, October 12, 2013

  • 9:00 am: 2m Championship
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner & Awards – Something Different Restaurant, 1512 F-H Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC

   Sunday, October 13, 2013

  • 9:00 am: 80m Championship
  • 1:00pm: Awards

Administration

  • Event Director: Joseph Huberman
  • Registrar: Ruth Bromer
  • Course Planner: Nadia Scharlau
  • Radio Support: Charles Scharlau

Contact

ARDF@BackwoodsOK.org

Phone: (919) 828-6068

Mail: 904 Dorothea Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603

Courses

Course

 Controls

 Length

 Time Limit

Practice 80m 5 2k – 5k 2 hours
Practice 2m 5 2k – 5k 2 hours
Sprint 6 – 10 2k – 3k 1 hour
FoxOring 5 – 10 4k – 10k 3 hours
Championship 80m 3 -5 4k – 10k 3 hours
Championship 2m 3 -5 4k – 10k 3 hours

Model event courses will be informal and are only for the purpose of becoming familiar with the transmitters, marking equipment, map and terrain.  They are not designed to be “Practice Courses”.  There will not be any assigned starting or finishing sequence.  They will be available to everyone.

Practice Courses, where practical, will attempt to duplicate the whole procedure of the championship event so competitors will be familiar with the championship event procedures   It is, however, informal so any problems will be solved without any penalty.


Categories and Eligibility

  • Categories (ARDF Rule 14.2.)
    • Women (W)
      • W19 19 and younger
      • W21 regardless of age
      • W35 35 and older
      • W50 50 and older
      • W60 60 and older
    •  Men (M)
      • M19 19 and younger
      • M21 regardless of age
      • M40 40 and older
      • M50 50 and older
      • M60 60 and older
      • M70 70 and older 
  • Eligibility 
    • Everyone is welcome to compete and is eligible for the Overall title
    • For US and Region 2 eligibility, Rule 5.1 applies: Competitors shall have full passport-holding citizenship of the country of the society they represent. Other nationals living at least for one year in the country in question may also participate for the society of said country; the legitimacy of the residence shall be proven by an official document. Exceptions from this requires the approval of the ARDF Working Group and the societies involved.
  • Awards
    • Top 3 in each class for Region 2, USA, and Overall

Entry Fees & Registration Deadlines

Entry Fees & Registration Deadlines

2 Meter / 80 Meter Package

  • Preview Map PDF
  • 80m & 2m model event on Friday at 2pm (Not the Wednesday Practice Events.)
  • 2m Championship on Saturday
  • 80m Championship on Sunday
  • Dinner on Saturday (Informal dinners on Tuesday and Friday are not included in entry fee.)
  • Awards
  • T-shirt

$105

Individual Weekday Races

  • FoxOring Championship on Thursday
  • Sprint Championship on Friday

$10 Each

All Competition Discount

  • If you register for the 2 Meter / 80 Meter Package and both the FoxOring and Sprint you will receive a $5 Discount.  It will show up on the “Registration Confirmation” page after you finish registering.

$5
Discount

Practice Events 

  • 80m practice on Wednesday
  • 2m practice on Wednesday

$5
Each

Late Fee for Competitive Events     After September 15, 2013 

  • FoxOring
  • Sprint
  • 2m Championship
  • 80m Championship

$5
Each

Refund Policy

  • September 15, 2013 and earlier – Full Refund less bank processing fees (about $5)
  • September 16 – October 7, 2013 – 50% of entry fee
  • After October 7, 2013 – no refund

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Registration & Payment

View the List of Registered Competitors

Register online using our Registration Page.   Payment can be made online using Google Wallet or mail a check payable to Backwoods Orienteering Klub, 904 Dorothea Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603, in US funds.  If you are mailing in your check and you registered before Midnight UT, September 15, 2013, then the envelope containing the check must be postmarked no later than September 16, 2013, or you will have to pay the late fees.

Please sign the online waiver to save paper and postage.  If you forget to sign the
waiver, you can link to it from the email sent to you after you registered.  Please then email Ruth Bromer, registrar, to let her know that you signed the waiver.

Once payment is received and your waiver is signed, your entry is confirmed.

If you have any problems registering, need to make changes after you register, or have difficulty paying in US funds, please contact Ruth Bromer to make arrangements.

Location

Birkhead Wilderness Area, Uwharrie National Forest, Asheboro NC.   Asheboro is 27 miles south of Greensboro, 70 miles west of Raleigh and 70 miles east of Charlotte.  This is an event that is being conducted in the Uwharrie National Forest and is authorized under a Special Use Permit.

Embargoed Area

The Birkhead Wilderness is within the Uwharrie National Forest.  All of the Birkhead Wilderness Area is Embargoed so you may not enter any part of the Wilderness Area.  If you go into the National Forest be sure you have an accurate map so that you do not enter the Wilderness Area or you will be disqualified from the competition. 

On the map below, there is a rough outline of the embargoed area with a blue line on the North, East and South side and Lassiter Mill Road on the West side.

View Birkhead Wilderness Orienteering in a larger map

Event Headquarters

Comfort Inn, 825 W. Dixie Dr, Asheboro, NC 27205
(336) 626-4414

Venues

Starting areas range 8-15 miles from the hotel.  Transportation is not provided.  Cars can be rented at the airports.  We encourage you to share transportation.  If you would like to, or are willing to share a car please let us know so we can try to get people together.

Thornburg Farm Historic Homestead 3985 Lassiter Mill Rd, Asheboro NC.

  • Directions from US-64
  • On the west side of Asheboro take the connector road following signs to NC-49
  • Right turn (south) on NC-49 continue for 5.6 miles
  • Right turn onto Science Hill Road continue for .3 miles
  • Left turn onto Lassiter Mill Road continue for 2.7 miles
  • Thornburg Farm, the event site will be on your left
Robbins Branch Trail 5533 Lassiter Mill Road
  • Directions from US-64
  • On the west side of Asheboro take the connector road following signs to NC-49
  • Right turn (south) on NC-49 continue for 5.6 miles
  • Right turn onto Science Hill Road continue for .3 miles
  • Left turn onto Lassiter Mill Road continue for 5.3 miles
  • Left turn onto Forest Service Road for .6 mile

Tot Hill Farm Trailhead, 3091 Tot Hill Farm Road

  • Directions from US-64
  • On the west side of Asheboro take the connector road following signs to NC-49
  • Right turn (south) on NC-49 continue for 3.1 miles
  • The Trail Head Parking will be on your left in 2.1 miles
Gray Owl Road, 1725 Gray Owl Road
  • Directions from US-64
  • On the west side of Asheboro take the connector road following signs to NC-49
  • Right turn (south) on NC-49 continue for 3.1 miles
  • Left turn onto Tot Hill Farm Road continue for 1.4 miles
  • Left turn onto Hopewell Friends Road, continue for 1.1 miles
  • Right turn onto Gray Owl Road (after pond on right), park in .2 miles.

Travel time to the start

Day

Drive Time

 Walk Time

Wednesday  20 minutes  None
Thursday: Model
FoxO
 20 minutes
Same Venu
 None
10 Minutes
Friday: Sprint
Model
 20 Minutes
Same Venu
 None
Saturday  20 Minutes  15 Minutes
Sunday  25 Minutes  5 Minutes

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Description of Terrain

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Typical forest in Birkhead Wilderness

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Birkhead Wilderness Area is rolling ridge and valley with a mature deciduous forest.  The maximum rise is 75 m. The woods are mostly open and runnable. There are rock features throughout the map. There are small streams and very few trails.

Map

~11 sq.km total    Scale: 1:10,000 for all courses except 1:5,000 for the sprint. Contour Interval: 3m.

Map sizes & Paper:

  • Practice, Fox-O, and 80m  –  8.5 x 11 inches  21.5 x 28cm
    • 80m paper is 8.5 x 14 but the map data is 8.5 x 11
  • 2m is 11 x 12 inches 28 x 30.5cm
  • Paper is standard bond paper printed with waterproof ink

 

Field checking: Josef Trzicky in 2008-2011 Drafted by Jan Csibrei with updates by Vladimir Stemkovski  and the vetting team.

Section of Birkhead Wilderness Map
Representative section of Birkhead Wilderness Map

Practice and Model Events

Practice with the transmitters will be available around the host hotel Tuesday evening.  Training events will be held Wednesday morning and afternoon, and model events will be held on Thursday morning and Friday afternoon.  Details are in the schedule.

Electronic punching

We will be using SPORTident equipment.  We will use the BSF8-DB Control Stations  so all SI-cards should work.  SI-cards will be provided for those who do not have SI-Cards.

Cell Phones and GPS

Cell Phones and GPS may be carried on the course for safety, however you will be disqualified if you use a cell phone or GPS with a map image during competition.  Looking at your device will be considered use.  This does not apply if used to summon help for an injured competitor.
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Transmitter Details

Transmitters for classic ARDF courses

2M Foxes: 144.525 MHz
2M Homing Beacon: 145.565 MHz
Modulation: AM keyed carrier 

80M Foxes: 3.579 MHz
80M Homing Beacon: 3.545 MHz
Modulation: CW

Fox-O Transmitters

Frequency: 3579 kHz nominal
Function: Fast beeps (no identification)

Sprint Transmitters

Frequency 
Function
Code

Speed
 
Transmitter
 3610 kHz   Fast TX 1…5  MOE…MO5   70 PARIS  ok2bwn Microfox HF transmitters
 3579 kHz  Slow TX 1…5  MOE…MO5  ~20 PARIS  Vadim’s transmitters
 3545 kHz  Spectator/Home   MO  20 PARIS  Ohio homing beacon

T-shirt

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We plan to use American Apparel shirts.  Women’s shirts run small, so be sure to look at the size chart to check your size.  The Short sleeve shirts will be orange and the Long Sleeve shirts will be Light Blue.  (There is no orange for the Long Sleeve shirts.)  We can get additional colors, so if you follow the links you can see the other colors.   Please email Ruth at ARDF@BackwoodsOK.org if you want a different color or to change your size or quantity. Final details won’t be available until Oct 1, so we will contact you if your color choice isn’t available.
Chest measurements are circumference of the shirt, and Length is front length.

 Women’s Short Sleeve Shirts

t-shirt sizes Women

Women’s Medium is actually 33″ or 84cm.

Women’s Long Sleeve Shirts

t-shirt sizes Women Long

 

Men’s Shirt Sizes Long & Short Sleeve

t-shirt sizes Men

  

Food

Banquet features down home southern cooking.   The dinner will be held at 6:00 pm at one of Asheboro’s best restaurants, “Something Different”  1512 F-H Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC.  We will have a buffet …

Lunch: You should plan to bring your own lunches.  Grocery stores, a deli and Subway are enroute to the venue.

Housing

Headquarters Hotel (recently renovated) 11 miles from venue:

  • Comfort Inn, 825 W. Dixie Dr, Asheboro, NC 27205
    (336) 626-4414
  • $65 Special Rate – be sure to mention Backwoods Orienteering Klub
  • Rules for sharing a room:
    Up to 4 can share a room with two double or queen beds.
    If there are kids age 16 or under in the room there must be an adult over 18 in the room.

Bed & Breakfast Inns:

  • Hilltop Bed & Breakfast (Randleman 21 miles to venue)
    • Alice Brunner offers a rate of $79/full breakfast – has 4 rooms total 
    • 336-259-3850

Budget Hotels:

  • Value Inn ($45 single, $49 double +tax – 11 miles to venue)
    • 901 Albemarle St, Asheboro, NC, 27203
    • (336) 629-2101

Mention Backwoods for the preferred rate & check reviews before you book

Camping:  

Primitive camping is permitted without permit or fee in the Uwharrie National Forest.  The Birkhead Wilderness is within the Uwharrie National Forest.  All of the Birkhead Wilderness Area is Embargoed and you may not enter any part of the Wilderness Area.  If you go into the National Forest, be sure you have an accurate map so that you do not enter the Wilderness Area or you will be disqualified from the competition.  You must stay at least 200 feet from all streams, creeks, roads and wildlife fields. Please don’t build fires and of course pack out all your trash and leave no trace.

USDA – Forest Service Nondiscrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service prohibits discrimination in its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Safety

  • This is bow hunting season, so you must wear a bright orange vest and/or cap.
    • We will be supplying bright orange “scarf caps” and the race numbers will also be bright orange.  The T-shirts are orange so anything else you bring will be that much extra visibility.
  • All competitors are required to carry a whistle.  Whistles will be on sale at Registration for $1.
  • There is cell phone coverage over most of the map area, and Randolph County has 911 emergency medical response. (Cell Phones and non-mapping GPS may be carried on the course for safety, however you will be disqualified if you use a cell phone or mapping GPS during competition.  Looking at your device will be considered use.)
  • We will have a minimal first aid kit on site and the ability to transport people to the hospital or an urgent care center.
    • Hospital: Randolph Hospital, (336) 625-5151, at 364 White Oak St., Asheboro, NC 27203, is a 25 minutes drive from furthest venue.
    • Urgent Care: White Oak Urgent Care, (336) 625-2560 at 197 North Carolina 42 Asheboro, NC 27203
  • Safety in the Woods: Birkhead Wilderness has all the beauty and the hazards associated with Southeastern woodlands. Fortunately, the hazards can be managed with a little preparation.
    • Poison Ivy:  There is very little in the Birkhead Wilderness.  It will mostly be in low lying areas.  It is unlikely to pose a problem if you are wearing pants, and most likely to affect you if you are bare legged and have scratches on your skin after exposure.
    • Ticks: The event organizers recommend applying Permethrin-based products to clothing the day before the event. We use Sawyer Insect Repellent for Clothing.
    • Venomous Snakes: Yes, snakes exist in the park, but they are rarely seen, and even less often do they bite. The species of snake you are most likely to encounter are not venomous, and pose no threat to you. The meet director has only seen one poisonous snake in 35 years of orienteering and hiking in North Carolina, although the coursetters have seen a couple.

 ARDF Rules of Competition

Variations from the Rules

  • Region II acceptable rules modifications include:
    • simplified starting sequence
    • reducing the minimum course length
    • using FM transmitters on two meter courses
    • reducing the number of age/gender entry categories
    • reducing the number of Jurors, and the qualifications for being a Juror
  • Specific variations from Region I rules for Region II and US Championship 2013 event.
  • Part A
    • 5.4  There will be no team competition.
    • 6.7  Jury will not receive financial compensation.
    • 7.2-7.7  Bulletins will not be created.  Official information will only be posted to BackwoodsOK.org/ardf2013
    • 8  Competitors will enter individually following instructions on BackwoodsOK.org/ardf2013
    • 9.1-9.4  The Jury will be appointed by the event director from those in attendance.
  • Part B
    • 14.7  All competitors are welcome, and there are no limits to the number of competitors from any society.
    • 16.1 & 16.4 The Registrar will create the Start List
    • 16.5 & 16.6  Omitted
    • 16.8 Not Applicable
    • 17  Omitted
    • 18.3  All information will be disseminated from our website http://ARDF.us
    • 19  Courses:  Variations from the rules will be posted after the courses are designed.
    • 22.2  Bibs will be worn only on the front of the competitor.
    • 22.3  Orange cap and/or vest must be worn so it can be seen – It is hunting season.
    • 23.2  Punch cards for backup will be supplied prior to 10 minutes before the start
    • 24.2  Omitted
    • 24.10  When possible late starters will be timed from their new start time.
    • 25.13  Omitted
    • 26.1  2m and 80m events will be on different days.
    • 28.4 & 28.6  Official results will be published on the event website  BackwoodsOK.org
    • 29.2  Organizers will determine appropriate awards for the top three places for each event and category.
    • 29.6  add “or members of the host club”
    • 30.4  Maps used in previous events will be sent to each competitor in .PDF format.
    • S1.2 & 2.1 Omitted

Visiting Asheboro, The Heart of North Carolina

Notes Posted Each Day:

Sunday, October 13, 2013 80 meter competition

Schedule Change:

  • We will be impounding receivers at 9am
  • We expect the first start at 10am
  • 2:00pm: Awards (or as soon as possible)

Location:  Robbins Branch Trail 5533 Lassiter Mill Road

  • Directions from US-64
  • On the west side of Asheboro take the connector road following signs to NC-49
  • Right turn (south) on NC-49 continue for 5.6 miles
  • Right turn onto Science Hill Road continue for .3 miles
  • Left turn onto Lassiter Mill Road continue for 5.3 miles
  • Left turn onto Forest Service Road for .6 mile

Transmitter Assignments:

ARDF-80M

Categories Transmitter Numbers
1-MOE 2-MOI 3-MOS 4-MOH 5-MO5 F
M-21 X X X X X X
M-19 & M-40 X X X X X
W-19, W-35 & M-50 X X X X X
M-60 & W-50 X X X X
W-60 & M-70 X X X X
W-21 X X X X X

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Optimum Course Lengths for FoxOring

19.4 Course lengths shall be given as the length of the shortest viable route from the start line via the transmitters in
optimum order to the finish line. 
19.5 Total climb along the shortest viable route shall not exceed 6% of the course length.
19.6 The effective course length is defined as the course length (see 19.4) + 10 times the total climb along it.
 
  • M-21: S-1-5-5F-1F-3F-3-4-4F-2-2F-F : Effective course length: 7.31km
  • M-19 & M-40: S-1-5-5F-3F-3-4-2-2F-F:  Effective course length: 6.93km
  • W-21 & M-50: S-2F-4F-4-3-3F-1F-5F-5-1-F,  Effective course length: 6.610 km
  • W-19, W-35 & M-60: S-1-5F-5-3-2F-4F-2-F, Effective course length: 5.3km
  • W-50 & M-70: S-1-3-2F-4F-2-F, Effective course length: 4.89km
  • W60: S-1-5-3F-1F-5F-F, Effective course length: 4.64km

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Saturday October 12, 2013
2 meter competition

LocationGray Owl Road, 1725 Gray Owl Road

  • Directions from US-64
  • On the west side of Asheboro take the connector road following signs to NC-49
  • Right turn (south) on NC-49 continue for 3.1 miles
  • Left turn onto Tot Hill Farm Road continue for 1.4 miles
  • Left turn onto Hopewell Friends Road, continue for 1.1 miles
  • Right turn onto Gray Owl Road (after pond on right)
  • Left fork into the driveway
  • Drive all the way in to the parking area, turn around and head out on the driveway and park on the side of the driveway so that you are not blocking the road.  Do not park in the gravel parking area, park on the side of the driveway heading out.

Start Procedure:

  • 9:00am: We all walk from the house to the start location.  You will carry your receiver but you may not turn it on or listen to any transmitters.  YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IF YOU TURN ON YOUR RECEIVER OR ATTEMPT TO LISTEN TO ANY TRANSMITTERS.
  • Your receivers will be impounded when we get to the start location
  • You may warm up on the road between the house and the start location.
  • The call up will be 10 minutes before your start time

Transmitters Assignments:

ARDF- 2M
Categories Transmitter Numbers
1-MOE 2-MOI 3-MOS 4-MOH 5-MO5 F
M-21 X X X X X X
M-19 & M-40 X X X X X
W-19, W-35 & M-50 X X X X X
M-60 & W-50 X X X X
W-60 & M-70 X X X X
W-21 X X X X X

6:00 pm: Dinner & Awards
Something Different Restaurant, 1512 F-H Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC

  • Directions:
    • From the Hotel head East on US64
    • In less than a mile turn right on Zoo Parkway.  There will be signs to the Zoo
    • “Something Different” restaurant is in the shopping center on your right in 100m

Friday 10/10/13 Sprint

LocationGray Owl Road, 1725 Gray Owl Road

  • Directions from US-64
  • On the west side of Asheboro take the connector road following signs to NC-49
  • Right turn (south) on NC-49 continue for 3.1 miles
  • Left turn onto Tot Hill Farm Road continue for 1.4 miles
  • Left turn onto Hopewell Friends Road, continue for 1.1 miles
  • Right turn onto Gray Owl Road (after pond on right)
  • YOU WILL PARK ON GRAY OWL ROAD

Procedure:

  • You will park on Gray Owl Road
  • The impounding will be at the driveway entrance.
  • After your receiver is impounded you may walk in to register or to the toilet, but you must be back in the impound area by 9:30 for a 10am start.

Impounding from 9am – 9:30am

First Start 10:00am

Control Assignments:

  • M21: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, B, 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F, 5F, B
  • M19 & M40 & W21: 1, 2, 3,  5, B, 1F, 2F, 3F, 5F, B
  • M50 & W19 & W35: 1, 3, 4,  5, B, 1F, 3F, 4F, 5F, B
  • M60 & W50: 1, 4, 5, 2F, 3F, 4F, B
  • M70 & W60: 1, 4, 5, 2F, 3F, 5F, B

Important Fence Notice:

There are 3 types of mapped fences

  • Regular fences mapped with a single line with single diagonal tags and openings marked as breaks in the fence.
    • The wire in regular fences is loose and frequently the middle wire is missing so you can easily step over or duck through the fence.
  • “Fences in ruins” are marked by a single dashed line with single diagonal tags
    • You can cross them anywhere the wire may be on the ground or missing altogether and you only see the fence posts.
  • “Uncrossable Fences” are marked by a solid line with double diagonal tags
    IF YOU CROSS AN UNCROSSABLE FENCE YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!

    • Uncrossable fences are welded wire with square holes.  They are old and rusty and will likely break if you try to cross them.  This is private land and we must not break the owner’s fences if we will ever be able to use this land again.
    • Be sure to read your map and find the uncrossable fences because you might have to take a long detour to get around it if you don’t plan properly.

Sprint Procedure:

  • You must first get all the slow transmitters marked 1-5.  There will be no flags, only striped controls.
  • Then you must get the Beacon.  The beacon will have a flag.
  • Then you get the fast transmitters marked 1F through 5F.  There will be no flags, only striped controls.
  • Then you get the Beacon again and run in to the finish.
  • The finish corridor is marked on your map and on the ground with tape, and it is uncrossable
  • If you cross the finish corridor, you will be disqualified.
  • Private land that we must stay out of is marked with purple vertical lines and you will be disqualified if you enter this land.  It is marked on the ground with either pink ribbons on trees or continuous tape.
  • Once you finish you may not return to the start until everyone has started.
  • The sprint course closes at noon.

Awards for the Sprint and FoxOring will be at 2pm

The demonstration will be from 12:30pm – 3pm

 

Thursday, October 10, 2013 Fox-Oring

Location: Thornburg Farm Historic Homestead
3985 Lassiter Mill Rd, Asheboro NC.

Limited parking  because of Govt. Shut down.  Please Carpool.

  • Directions from US-64
  • On the west side of Asheboro take the connector road following signs to NC-49
  • Right turn (south) on NC-49 continue for 5.6 miles
  • Right turn onto Science Hill Road continue for .3 miles
  • Left turn onto Lassiter Mill Road continue for 2.7 miles
  • Thornburg Farm, the event site will be on your left.
  • You may park in the parking lot, or along the roadway.  (Because of the government shut down the parking we had planned on is not available.)
  • If you park on the roadway, be sure you are completely off the pavement.
  • 9:00 am – 11 am: Registration, Model Sprint & Model FoxOring
  • 12:30 –  4pm: FoxOring Champs
  • 5:00 pm: Awards

Model Event:

Sample controls for the Fox-O and Sprint will be out in the morning at about 9am.  They will be pulled so they can be set at about 10am

FoxOring:

Start Procedure:

  • There is no receiver quarantine.
  • Move to the Pre-Start area 4 minutes before your start.
  • In the Pre-Start area you will have 2 minutes to prepare your map
  • At the signal you move to the Start line. (If you aren’t quite done preparing your map, no problem you really have another minute before you must to move to the start line.)
  • There is a 3 hour time limit on the Fox-O.  All competitors must be off the course by 4pm.

Course procedure:

The controls don’t send any code they just go beep beep beep…

There are 10 controls 1-5 and 1F-5F.  You will take all or some depending on your class:

FoxOring
Categories Transmitter Numbers
1 2 3 4 5 1F 2F 3F 4F 5F B
M-21 X X X X X X X X X X X
M-19 & M-40 X X X X X X X X X
W-19, W-35 & M-60 X X X X X X X X
W-21 & M-50 X X X X X X X X X X
W-50 & M-70 X X X X X X
W-60 X X X X X X
  • You may take the controls in any order.
  • You navigate to the circle on the map and then use your 80m receiver to locate the control.
  • There are no flags.  The SI-box is mounted on an orange and white striped pole.
  • You must punch the beacon.

 

 

Wednesday’s Practice event starts at 9am at 1725 Gray Owl Road.  

Location:  1725 Gray Owl Road
  • Directions from US-64
  • On the west side of Asheboro take the connector road following signs to NC-49
  • Right turn (south) on NC-49 continue for 3.1 miles
  • Left turn onto Tot Hill Farm Road continue for 1.4 miles
  • Left turn onto Hopewell Friends Road, continue for 1.1 miles
  • Right turn onto Gray Owl Road (after pond on right)
  • Take the left fork into 1725 Gray Owl Rd.
  • Drive all the way in, turn around and park on the side of the road as you are heading out

Schedule:

  • 9am – 10am  Registration
  • 9am – noon 2m Practice
  • Noon – 2pm Lunch
  • 2pm – 4pm 80m Practice

Procedure:

  • Parking: Drive all the way into the “parking / turn around” gravel area and then turn around to drive out.  On your way out park off the driveway at any spot that looks OK.
  • Walk up to the house on the “upper path” i.e. the road to the “left”.  The registration is in the “living room” with the start and finish are near by.
  • You may start at any time.
    • Pick up your “Result Ticket” at the registration table and write the approximate time at the top. (So we know who is out and about how long) and give the card back to the registrar
    • Clear your SI-card and punch the Start Box and find the transmitters.
    • 80 m SI boxes are labeled “80 meter” 1-5 and coded 81-85
    • 2m SI boxes are labeled “2 meter” 1-5 and coded 21-25
  • There is no receiver quarantine and you may use your receivers at any time
  • The start and finish symbols are marked on the map where the BEACON is located.
  • The start and finish corridors are the same.
  • A continuous ribbon will lead you from the actual start / finish location to the BEACON which is the end of the start corridor and beginning of the finish corridor.
  • After finishing, download your SI card and we will show you how to post your results.

 

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