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Orienteering & Radio Orienteering – the Difference

There are differences and similarities between Orienteering and Radio Orienteering.   Radio-O, is commonly referred to as Amateur Radio Direction Finding or ARDF.  Both were developed as a sport after WWII as part of military training.  Orienteering to improve soldiers’ ability to navigate with a map, and Radio-O (ARDF) to locate the enemy when they used […]

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May 20 Members Event at Umstead West

Welcome to the next Members event on May 20th at Umstead West.  You may start between 10:00am and noon.  Control pick up will start at 1:00pm. The meet is open to all members who can complete an expert level course. Please pre-register by Friday evening May 18th.   There are three available courses: Brown:  3.6 […]

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Results for Schenck Forest, May 6 2018

Old location, new (and incomplete) map

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Update: Results for Orienteering and ARDF April 21-22, 2018

Here is an update to the results for the event.  The MeOS software outputs the date in IOF standard .xml format that can be used by WinSplits, an online data analysis and display.  This software has additional information including “Time Lost in Errors”.  You can check the event results out on the WinSplits webpage  that […]

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Schenck Forest Open Orienteering May 6, 2018

Everyone is welcome at our Open Schenck Forest Event on May 6, 2018.  The event starts at noon and there is an introductory class at 12:30. We will have the following courses: White: 8 controls, 1.8km Yellow: 10 controls, 2.3km Orange: 8 controls, 2.9km Brown: 10 controls, 4.7km Green: 12 controls, 5.7km Red: 14 controls, […]

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Open Orienteering & ARDF events April 21-22

On the weekend of  April 21-22, 2018 we will have an Open Orienteering event with all the courses on SUNDAY, and a Radio-Orienteering event (ARDF) on SATURDAY. Both days will be held on the Birkhead Wilderness map starting from 1725 Gray Owl Road, Asheboro, NC  (Turn around on the gravel pad at the end of the […]

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Results for Open Event at Carolina North Forest (Apr 8, 2018)

Perfect day for orienteering. We were really lucky that the rain ended on Saturday. It was the first time we used this start location at Carolina North and it worked out very well – we’ll do it again in the future. The courses weren’t particularly difficult, but overabundance of features on the map made it […]

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Results — Dorothea Dix — 25 March 2018

  Last Sunday, 12 orienteers were drawn to Dorothea Dix park in Raleigh to try their hand at two urban sprints. In the NC Piedmont, orienteers are so accustomed to forest maps that are predominantly white (open woods), with scattered bits of green (vegetation) and black (rock & trails). So when competitors first turned-over the […]

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Members meet, 25 March, Dorothea Dix

On Sunday March 25, BOK will hold our first meet at Dorothea Dix park in Raleigh.  This event is open to BOK members, members of other orienteering clubs, and active members of the U.S. military.  We will offer two short (appx. 2.5 km) urban sprints.  Sprint orienteering can provide a qualitatively different experience than our […]

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Results for March 11 Members Event

On Sunday March 11, 18 advanced orienteers braved the rain and unseasonable cold to explore the west side of Umstead. Three courses were offered on one map, so competitors could choose to switch courses in the middle of their run.  The course was tough and exacerbated by the rain which limited visibility, especially for those […]

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