2022 ARDF Champs Bulletin 2

Filed under: Event Results,Latest News,Radio Orienteering by Joseph on March 31st, 2022

This event will be held at Prince William Forest Park,
a National Park in Quantico Virginia, USA
April 6-10, 2022

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  • Organized by the Backwoods Orienteering Klub
  • Many thanks to the Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC) for their advice and assistance and particularly for providing the Prince William map for our use.
  • Here is where you can see who is registered
  • Location: Prince William Forest Park, Turkey Run Ridge Campground site “C”
  • Park entrance fees not included with registration
    • National Park Pass is accepted for entry
    • Vehicle $20 Valid seven consecutive days
    • Motorcycle $15 Valid seven consecutive days
    • Individual (walk-in and bike-in) $10 Valid seven consecutive days
    • Annual Pass for Prince William Forest Park $35 Valid one year from month of purchase
  • All practices, meetings and races will start and download at the Turkey Run Ridge Campground site “C” in Prince William Forest Park except the sprint
  • The Sprint will start near the Visitor Center
    • GPS: 38.581644, -77.373157
    • The park is open from sunrise, 6:46 am, to sunset, 7:37 pm
      • The visitor center is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Competitors are invited to camp in our group camp “C” without additional cost.
      • Only tent camping is permitted
      • Flush toilets and sinks
      • No Showers

Embargoed areas inside Prince William Forest Park

Event schedule

All times are USA Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC-4)
. (Daylight from 6:46 am until 7:37 pm)

  • Wednesday, April 6: Morning & Afternoon Practices
    • Practice Map
    • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Morning Practice
      • The morning practice is an actual sprint with 5n and 5f as well as a beacon and spectator controls. We can practice with the 12 second sprint format and run in the forest on the map. The transmitters will be on the same frequencies as the championship competition, but with but transmit at 50Mw instead of 1w.
    • 1:00 – 4:00 pm Afternoon Practice
      • A 1.5k 2m Classic course with 3 transmitters
        • 144.50 MHz 60/120 timing (60 seconds on / 120 seconds off)
        • Using OK2BWN transmitters at 1w
        • The 2m championship classic will use Arducon 2m transmitters at 1w
      • A 1.5k 80m Classic course with 2 transmitters
        • 3.57 MHz 60/120 timing
        • using OK2BWN transmitters at 1w
        • keying at sprint fast speed (70)
        • Same frequency, power, and transmitter as champion fast sprint with 1 minute timing instead of 12 second timing.
      • 80m Beacon 3.60 MHz continuous
        • using OK2BWN transmitter at 1w 
        • Same frequency and transmitter as the classic race beacon except at 1w instead of 3w
        • Same frequency, power, and transmitter as champion sprint beacon
      • 80m Spectator 3.55 MHz continuous
        • using OK2BWN transmitter at 1w
        • Same frequency, power, and transmitter as champion sprint Spectator
      • 240m sprint course with 2 transmitters
        • 3.52 MHz 12/12 timing
        • Using 2 FlexFox transmitters
        • Regular keying speed (9 PARIS)
          • Signal will be “M” followed by “dits” not “MO
          • This is what we will use for the regular speed sprint foxes on the champion race.  
            • The fast keying sprint foxes (15 PARIS) will use the normal MO+dits.
        • Same frequency, power, timing and transmitter as champion sprint race
  • 4:00 pm Meeting
  • Thursday April 7: 10:00 am Sprint
    • The Sprint will start near the Visitor Center
      • GPS: 38.581644, -77.373157
    • Time limit: 60 minutes
    • 12:00 pm (or immediately following the Sprint)
      • Equipment check: FoxOring, 3 foxes & Beacon
      • 3.52, 3.55, 3.57 MHz normal & fast speeds
      • OK2BWN transmitter 3.60MHz at 1w
    • 1:00 pm (or 1 hrs following the start of the Equipment check)
      • Meeting
  • Friday April 8: 10:00 am FoxOring
    • Time limit: 150 minutes
    • 2:00 pm (or immediately following the FoxOring)
      • Equipment check: 2m Classic
    • 4:00 pm (or 1 hrs following the start of the Equipment check)
      • Meeting
  • Saturday April 9: 10:00 am 2m Classic
    • Time limit: 150 minutes
    • 2:00 pm (or immediately following the 2m Classic)
      • Equipment check: 80m Classic
    • 5:00 pm Meeting, then Pizza Dinner & Awards at the campground
  • Sunday April 10: 9:00 am 80m Classic
    • Note that Sunday start is at 9:00 am
    • Time limit: 150 minutes
    • 1:00 pm (or immediately following the 2m Classic)
      • Awards

Map size, Frequencies and Radiated Power of transmitters to be used in each race.

EventMapTransmitterFrequencyPower
Sprint Regular1:10,000 printed at 1:5,000
5m contour Letter size:
Landscape
NZ0I 80m ARDF FlexFox.
Note: Signal will be “M” followed by “dits” not “MO” Speed: 9 PARIS
3.52 MHz
1W
Sprint Spectator OK2BWN Contest3.55 MHz
1W
Sprint FastOK2BWN Contest Speed: 15 PARIS3.57 MHz1W
Sprint BeaconOK2BWN Contest3.60 MHz1W
FoxOring Fox 1:10,000
5m contour Letter size:
Landscape
OK2BWN MICROFOX HF
Normal speed: 9 PARIS
Fast speed 15 PARIS
3.52 MHz
1,1F
2, 2F
50 mW ~25cm antenna Audible for 100m (minimum)
FoxOring Fox OK2BWN MICROFOX HF
3.55 MHz
3, 3F
4, 4F
50 mW ~25cm antenna
Audible for 100m
FoxOring FoxOK2BWN MICROFOX HF
6 & 6F and 5 & 5F are all transmitting “MO5”
3.57 MHz
5, 5F
6, 6F
50 mW ~25cm antenna
Audible for 100m
FoxOring BeaconOK2BWN Contest 3.60 MHz3W
Classic 80m Beacon1:10,000
5m contour Letter size:
Landscape
NZ0I 80m ARDF FlexFox3.60 MHz3 W
Classic 80m FoxNZ0I 80m ARDF FlexFox3.52 MHz3 W
Classic 2m Beacon1:10,000
5m contour Letter size:
Landscape
Arducon 2m AM145.55 MHz1 W
Classic 2m FoxArducon 2m AM144.50 MHz1 W

Thursday April 7: 10:00 am Sprint

Sprint Transmitter Assignments by Category

Transmitter assignments are also printed on the map

  1. M21 – 1-5,S,1F-5F,B
  2. W21, W35, M40, M50 – 1,2,4,5,S,1F,2F,3F,4F,B
  3. W45, M60 – 1,2,3,4,S,1F,3F,4F,5F,B
  4. W19, W55 W65, M70 – 2,4,5,S,1F,2F,3F,B

Start List for Thursday Sprint

Class: M-21
Norbert Linke 00:03
Imre Polik 00:09
Will Allen 00:15
Eduard Nasybulin 00:21
Gheorghe Fala 00:27
Class: M-50
Alexander Myachin 00:00
Vadim Afonkin 00:06
Nicolai Mejevoi 00:12
Matthew Robbins 00:18
Matt Craig 00:24
Ken Harker 00:30
Robert Haddow 00:36
Class: M-60
Peter Walter 00:03
Scott Moore 00:15
Tony Levand 00:27
Mike Minium 00:33
Class: W-45
Alla Mezhevaya 00:09
Natalia Leoni 00:21
Class: M-70
Ian Shields 00:00
Joseph Huberman 00:12
Jack Bramham 00:30
Bob Frey 00:36
Class: W-19
Adalia Schafrath-Craig 00:06
Elizabeth Afonkin 00:18
Class: W-65
Ruth Bromer 00:24

Notes and procedures for the Sprint

Sprint start near the Visitor Center

Results are here.

Friday April 8: 10:00 am FoxOring

FoxOring Transmitter Assignments by Category

  • FoxOring Maps will only have your assigned foxes on the map.
  • You will receive your map at the start. After the start there will be a table where you can prepare your map.
  • Foxes will be on 3 different frequencies so be sure to check the above table to see which frequencies the foxes are on.
  • Foxes 6 & 6F will be identical to 5 & 5F. They will all be transmitting “MO5”

Start List for Friday FoxOring

Class: M-21
Imre Polik 00:00
Eduard Nasybulin 00:06
Gheorghe Fala 00:12
Will Allen 00:15
Sam Coradetti 00:21
Class: M-50
Robert Haddow 00:00
Matt Craig 00:03
Ken Harker 00:06
Vadim Afonkin 00:09
Matthew Robbins 00:15
Nicolai Mejevoi 00:21
Alexander Myachin 00:24
Class: W-21
Lori Huberman 00:18
Class: M-60
Mike Minium 00:00
Scott Moore 00:09
Tony Levand 00:18
Peter Walter 00:21
Class: W-45
Natalia Leoni 00:03
Alla Mezhevaya 00:12
Class: M-70
Joseph Huberman 00:03
Bob Frey 00:12
Jack Bramham 00:15
Ian Shields 00:24
Class: W-19
Elizabeth Afonkin 00:06
Adalia Schafrath-Craig 00:18
Class: W-65
Ruth Bromer 00:09

Notes and procedures for FoxOring

Map from Camp to FoxOring Start/Finish

Results are here.

Saturday April 9: 10:00 am 2m Classic

2m Classic Transmitter Assignments by Category

Control flags will be labeled #41-45, and will be hanging from trees. Beacon will be labeled “B”
Transmitter assignments will be printed on the map.

  1. M21 – 1,2,3,4,5,B
  2. W21, W35, M40, M50 – 1,2,3,4,B
  3. W45, M60 – 2,3,4,5,B
  4. W19, W55 W65, M70 – 1,4,5,B

Start List for Saturday 2m Classic

CLASS: M-21
Imre Polik 00:00
Eduard Nasybulin 00:10
Will Allen 00:20
Gheorghe Fala 00:30
CLASS: M-40
Matt Sanderson 00:45
CLASS: M-50
Matthew Robbins 00:00
Vadim Afonkin 00:05
Alexander Myachin 00:20
Robert Haddow 00:25
Ken Harker 00:30
Nicolai Mejevoi 00:35
Matt Craig 00:40
CLASS: W-21
Lori Huberman 00:15
CLASS: M-60
Mike Minium 00:05
Tony Levand 00:10
Peter Walter 00:15
Don Pitchford 00:25
Scott Moore 00:35
CLASS: W-45
Alla Mezhevaya 00:30
Natalia Leoni 00:40
CLASS: M-70
Joseph Huberman 00:05
Bob Frey 00:10
Ian Shields 00:15
Jack Bramham 00:20
CLASS: W-19
Adalia Schafrath-Craig 00:25
Elizabeth Afonkin 00:35
CLASS: W-65
Ruth Bromer 00:00

Notes and procedures for 2m Classic

Map from Camp to 2m Start/Finish

2m results are here.

Sunday April 10: 9:00 am 80m Classic

80m Classic Transmitter Assignments by Category

Control flags will be labeled #51-55, and will be hanging from trees. Beacon will be labeled “B”
Transmitter assignments will be printed on the map.

  1. M21 – 1,2,3,4,5,B
  2. W21, W35, M40, M50 – 1,2,4,5,B
  3. W45, M60 – 2,3,4,5,B
  4. W19, W55, W65, M70 – 2,3,5,B

Start List for Saturday 80m Classic

Class: M-21
Imre Polik 00:05
Gheorghe Fala 00:10
Will Allen 00:20
Eduard Nasybulin 00:25
Norbert Linke 00:35
Class: M-50
Nicolai Mejevoi 00:00
Matt Craig 00:05
Ken Harker 00:20
Matthew Robbins 00:25
Robert Haddow 00:30
Vadim Afonkin 00:35
Alexander Myachin 00:40
Class: W-21
Lori Huberman 00:15
Class: M-60
Peter Walter 00:10
Scott Moore 00:15
Tony Levand 00:30
Mike Minium 00:35
Don Pitchford 00:40
Class: W-45
Natalia Leoni 00:00
Alla Mezhevaya 00:25
Class: M-70
80M Classic Start List By Class
Name Start
Joseph Huberman 00:00
Bob Frey 00:10
Ian Shields 00:20
Jack Bramham 00:40
Class: W-19
Adalia Schafrath-Craig 00:15
Elizabeth Afonkin 00:30
Class: W-65
Ruth Bromer 00:05

80m results are here.

Notes and procedures for 80m Classic

Map from Camp to 80m Start/Finish

Emergency & Safety Information

  • The closest Urgent Care center:
    • Woodbridge Advanced Urgent Care. Open 24/7
    • 14139 Potomac Mills Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192
    • 703-490-8400
  • Covid Policies:
    • Vaccination required
    • Masks worn when approaching volunteers on station.
    • Testing and reporting the result to us is recommended.
  • Safety Information:
    • Everyone must carry a whistle with them on the course.
    • You are encouraged to carry a cell phone with you on the course.
      • Using the cell phone will disqualify you from the event except when reporting an emergency, contacting the organizer, or after you are overtime.
    • There are no unusual dangers in Prince William Forest. You should use insect repellent on your clothes to repel ticks, and there could also be mosquitoes. Expect rocky, thorny and marshy areas. There are venomous snakes, but they are not commonly seen.
    • There will not be drinking water on the course. If the temperature is predicted to be 95F or over during the day, you will be required to bring water with you.
      • We will have drinking water at the campground for you to fill up your container.
      • Disposable water bottles are not permitted on the course and discouraged throughout the event.

Additional Information that was previously on top

  • Exceptions to the USA ARDF Rules
    • S28 The Slow sprint signal will be “M” followed by the “dits” representing the control number
    • R2.2 Pin punches will not be used for backup. Witness testimony, Photographs of the control or a GPS track will be accepted as evidence.
    • We will not embargo receivers 
    • We encourage carrying cell phones for safety
      • Phones may only be used
        • for an emergency
        • to call the organizers
        • to photograph a control.
    • 26.8 If a competitor needs to return to the start to solve a problem, only if If the competitor returns within the first minute or the return is due to the fault of the organizer, may the competitor can be given a new start time.
    • Competitors found cheating will be disqualified from all events.
  • Registration & fee for competitors.
  • Registration at OUSA EventReg
  • $150 all race package or $50/ race
    • Your first T-shirt is $10. Additional shirts are $18 (our cost)
    • Latest date for funds to be received to avoid late payment fees. Monday March 21, 2022 11:59pm
    • Last day to change your t-shirt order. Monday March 21, 2022
    • Latest date for acceptance of entries. Monday, March 28, 2022 11:59pm
  • Hotels close to the park
    • Hotels about 15minutes from the park entrance (newly renovated)
    • Hotel about 5 minutes from the park entrance (check reviews)

5 Responses to “2022 ARDF Champs Bulletin 2”

  1. The Registration form includes this: “The pizza dinner and awards ceremony will be held at Gray Owl on Saturday evening. Will you attend?” I assume that the location of the awards event is TBD, not at Gray Owl…

  2. […] Information bulletin #2 contains the complete schedule, technical details, fees, rule variations, and more. An email reflector is available for Q&A with the organizers, as well as for coordinating transportation and arranging equipment loans. […]

  3. […] Information bulletin #2 contains the complete schedule, technical details, fees, rule variations, and more. An email reflector is available for Q&A with the organizers, as well as for coordinating transportation and arranging equipment loans. […]

  4. Hi,

    If I am camping and need to take a shower, can I drive around the perimeter to the Oak Ridge campground and take a shower? Its in the west edge of the embargoed area shaded on the map, but it doesn’t look like its near any of the hunt areas on the notes and procedure maps.

    Tony

  5. I’m sure that is fine.