Dix ARDF Sprint & Orienteering Dec. 8, 2019

Filed under: Radio Orienteering by Joseph on December 3rd, 2019

This event will have 2 levels of ARDF (Radio Orienteering) and two lengths of Regular Orienteering. You can mix and match however you want.

  • Location: Small shelter at 1800 Umstead Drive
    • GPS 35.771397, -78.661485
  • Date: December 8, 2019
  • Time: Starts 11am – 1pm
    • Course closes at 2pm
  • Type: ARDF Radio Orienteering Sprint & Orienteering Middle Distance
    • Everyone is welcome
    • We will have a class at 11:30, and additional ARDF help throughout the day.
  • Registration: You must register in advance at the BOK store by Friday evening December 6th.
  • Orienteering Courses: High speed Middle Distance courses. Green 5.5k and Brown 3.7k. These courses are all in the open park, no need for
  • ARDF Courses: ARDF sprint courses are designed in two halves. You set your frequency and then start and find 5 controls. Next you change your frequency and find the Spectator Beacon which is the control that divides the two halves. Then you change frequencies and find the next 5 controls. Finally you change frequencies, find the Finish Beacon and run in to the Finish.
    • First Half : “Slow” In usual ARDF sprints each transmitter is on for 12 seconds and then the next transmitter comes on. This makes it particularly difficult for beginners to get the bearing. So we are going to set the first half so the transmitters will be on for 30 seconds before the change to the next transmitter.
    • Second Half: “Fast” This will be the standard 12 second transmitter transmit time.
    • Options for your courses:
      • Just Slow: Start as usual then after you punch the Beacon you then punch the finish
      • Just Fast: Start as usual then after you punch the Beacon you then punch the finish
      • Both: Start as usual, punch all the slow controls then the Beacon then punch all the fast controls. Punch the beacon again and then the finish.

The courses will be short probably about 4k for both together. We will update this after the course design is finalized. This is longer than usual because the slow side has 30 seconds on instead of 12 seconds. We are intentionally making the slow side longer than usual but much shorter than a classic event.

We will have ARDF instruction throughout the event. If you get started and are having trouble you can return for help and start over if you wish.

We have 6 receivers that we can rent so sign up early to reserve one. When someone returns we can give the receiver to someone else. We will confirm that you have a receiver after you enter. If you are on the waiting list for a receiver you should come at Noon so someone with a receiver has a chance to return.

2 Responses to “Dix ARDF Sprint & Orienteering Dec. 8, 2019”

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  2. These courses ar all in the open park, no need for…

    (a) leg protection
    (b) map reading skills
    (c) critical thinking