Results — Jun-3, 2017, Carolina North Forest Radio-O/ARDF.

Filed under: Event Results,Latest News,Radio Orienteering by Patrick Sears on June 10th, 2017

As with last time, we met by the Municipal Drive entrance to Carolina North Forest (CNF) and used a similar course layout. It was comfortable when we started but it heated up tremendously in the afternoon. Thank you to Greg Kopsch for letting us use CNF and for stopping by to say hi during our setup time.

Soon after 11:00, we had a good crowd. Some participants had taken the class on May-13 and decided to go on course as soon as we got their equipment working. When the class was over, several groups decided to go off on their own. It was great to see all this excitement. Unfortunately, many of the groups had a difficult time finding the transmitters. Kelly and I didn’t realize how many people needed more preparation. We were super busy and couldn’t keep up with registration, getting equipment to people, trying to get BOK receivers working, and teaching the class while being pulled away to handle equipment problems. We are really sorry. So if you had trouble finding transmitters or missed the homing beacon or download step, don’t feel bad, it’s mostly our fault. ARDF events are definitely not like regular orienteering events. The BOK ARDF events are twice as large as the ones Kelly and I usually put on and we were caught off guard. We’ve changed our plans to ensure it works next time.

A super big thanks to Charles Scharlau. Around noon, fox #2 went off the air. We went to Charles in panic as Kelly and I were already totally swamped with duties. He immediately agreed to see what he could do. He got one of the spare transmitters, got the instructions on how to set it up as fox #2, and ran to the end of the course. In the end, the antenna had simply pulled out, a problem that Charles had warmed us about. It’s definitely on our list of equipment alterations needed. ☺

The class had a great outing. Slow, but still a super fun time in the woods. The people on the middle distance courses had quite a difficult time but put out a brave effort. Participants on the red course did the best. Every one took the slightly better route going for fox 1 before fox 5. Quite a few got tripped up by fox 4 and took it after fox 3 which significantly lengthened the course. Also, participants on red came back more affected by the heat of the afternoon.

Participants.

We had 16 starts and 25 participants. This time, we had experienced ARDFers, experienced orienteers, and newcomers. Even with all the crazyness, we only missed taking pictures of a few people. You can download the pictures from Kelly and Patrick’s web site on this page.

The course.

The course area included most of CNF. The longest distance across the course area was 2.9 km. The longest distance from the start to a fox was 1.4 km. An optimal run through all five foxes and the homing beacon was 4.6 km. There was a 750 m exclusion zone (radial distance) around the start for the foxes. Each fox had a 400 m exclusion zone around it. Foxes 1, 3, and 4 were close on the edge of the exclusion zone while the other two were on the far side of the course. So the overall course was a tiny bit shorter than on May-13. But it added true distance and complications in having fox 4 behind the lake and fox 2 south west of the airport.

Reporting of results for this event.

We offered different course levels by the number of foxes a participant had to find. This is the same system used in national events. For beginners and those having not done ARDF in a long time, there was the option to know the optimal order through the foxes. This creates an entirely different category in which beginners can concentrate on learning how to use the equipment without having to think about multiple transmitters.

The known order courses are listed first followed by the true ARDF courses. Unlike last time, we placed the participants in the course level they indicated before going out rather than by the number of foxes found. The foxes are designated by F# in the order they were found. HB is the homing beacon. FN is the finish control. Dashes designate unfinished parts of the course.

For corrections or comments, contact patrick (dot) r (dot) sears (at) gmail (dot) com.


Results

Known order white (1 fox, 1.6 km)
  1   Williamsons                     1:05:48    F1 HB FN
Known order red (5 foxes, 4.6 km)
  1   Terese Camp                     2:52:50    F4 F3 F1 F5 F2 HB FN


Orange (3 foxes, 3.0 km)
  -   Kevin Morris & Steven Steele    2:12:38    F1 F3 F4 FN - 
  -   27613                           3:14:20    FN -  -  -  - 
Green (4 foxes, 4.0 km)
  -   Ruth Bromer                     2:14:53    F4 F3 F1 HB FN - 
  -   Kyle Henderson                  2:18:56    F2 FN -  -  -  - 
  -   Colin Henderson                 2:19:00    F2 FN -  -  -  - 
Red (5 foxes, 4.6 km)
  1   Nadia Scharlau                  1:14:12    F4 F3 F1 F5 F2 HB FN
  2   Joseph Huberman                 1:45:28    F4 F3 F1 F5 F2 HB FN
  3   Harold Meder                    2:31:10    F3 F4 F1 F5 F2 HB FN
  4   Ken Hanson                      4:03:08    F3 F4 F1 F5 F2 HB FN
  -   Schmanski                       2:28:45    F3 F1 F5 F2 FN -  - 


No download
  -   Gary, Gillian, Giles         F1 F3 F4 HB
  -   Laura and Jackson Williams   HB
  -   James and Ethan Williams     HB
  -   Imre Polik


Splits

Known order white (1 fox, 1.6 km)
  #   name                            result    start       1.           2.           3.
  1   Williamsons                     1:05:48   12:24:00    F1 0:28:38   HB 1:03:50   FN 1:05:48  
                                                               0:28:38      0:35:12      0:01:58
Known order red (5 foxes, 4.6 km)
  #   name                            result    start       1.           2.           3.           4.           5.           6.           7.
  1   Terese Camp                     2:52:50   11:26:38    F4 0:36:52   F3 0:56:11   F1 1:19:48   F5 1:40:20   F2 2:03:45   HB 2:52:17   FN 2:52:50  
                                                               0:36:52      0:19:19      0:23:37      0:20:32      0:23:25      0:48:32      0:00:33


Orange (3 foxes, 3.0 km)
  #   name                            result    start       1.           2.           3.           4.           5.
  -   Kevin Morris & Steven Steele    2:12:38   12:49:05    F1 0:16:32   F3 0:34:30   F4 1:02:28   FN 2:12:38   -  -        
                                                               0:16:32      0:17:58      0:27:58      1:10:10      -        
  -   27613                           3:14:20   11:45:42    FN 3:14:20   -  -         -  -         -  -         -  -        
                                                               3:14:20      -            -            -            -        
Green (4 foxes, 4.0 km)
  #   name                            result    start       1.           2.           3.           4.           5.           6.
  -   Ruth Bromer                     2:14:53   12:36:16    F4 0:35:38   F3 1:23:44   F1 1:34:15   HB 2:14:20   FN 2:14:53   -  -        
                                                               0:35:38      0:48:06      0:10:31      0:40:05      0:00:33      -        
  -   Kyle Henderson                  2:18:56   11:52:04    F2 1:04:20   FN 2:18:56   -  -         -  -         -  -         -  -        
                                                               1:04:20      1:14:36      -            -            -            -        
  -   Colin Henderson                 2:19:00   11:51:58    F2 1:04:18   FN 2:19:00   -  -         -  -         -  -         -  -        
                                                               1:04:18      1:14:42      -            -            -            -        
Red (5 foxes, 4.6 km)
  #   name                            result    start       1.           2.           3.           4.           5.           6.           7.
  1   Nadia Scharlau                  1:14:12   10:46:16    F4 0:19:16   F3 0:28:16   F1 0:36:04   F5 0:45:17   F2 0:54:49   HB 1:13:44   FN 1:14:12  
                                                               0:19:16      0:09:00      0:07:48      0:09:13      0:09:32      0:18:55      0:00:28
  2   Joseph Huberman                 1:45:28   12:46:23    F4 0:24:18   F3 0:43:11   F1 1:00:41   F5 1:11:36   F2 1:23:54   HB 1:45:04   FN 1:45:28  
                                                               0:24:18      0:18:53      0:17:30      0:10:55      0:12:18      0:21:10      0:00:24
  3   Harold Meder                    2:31:10   11:17:40    F3 0:24:02   F4 0:37:55   F1 0:58:47   F5 1:13:57   F2 1:44:50   HB 2:30:21   FN 2:31:10  
                                                               0:24:02      0:13:53      0:20:52      0:15:10      0:30:53      0:45:31      0:00:49
  4   Ken Hanson                      4:03:08   11:23:33    F3 0:21:18   F4 0:43:15   F1 1:27:53   F5 1:55:32   F2 2:25:09   HB 4:02:13   FN 4:03:08  
                                                               0:21:18      0:21:57      0:44:38      0:27:39      0:29:37      1:37:04      0:00:55
  -   Schmanski                       2:28:45   12:36:24    F3 0:42:19   F1 1:00:19   F5 1:35:13   F2 1:59:30   FN 2:28:45   -  -         -  -        
                                                               0:42:19      0:18:00      0:34:54      0:24:17      0:29:15      -            -        

Leave a Reply