Six teams participated in the May hunt, starting from the car park of the Bob Jane Stadium in Albert Park – VK3s BLN, KIR, MZ, VT, YDF and YQN. VK3BQZ ran the event in fine cool autumn weather. 2m and 6m transmitters were used throughout the night as preparation for Mt Gambier.
Results as follows, report when I get a chance. Note scores were calculated on leg time rather than placement on second to nth legs. See comment at bottom.
|Team||Hunt 1||Hunt 2||Hunt 3||Hunt 4||Score – Points||Place|
|VK3BLN||3||0 7=7||0 10 0||0 10||30||First|
|VK3YDF||3||4 8||10 0 10||1 6||42||Second|
|VK3VT||2||10 0||2 10 10||9 2||45||Third|
|VK3MZ||0||10 6||8 10 3||9 0||46||Forth|
|VK3KIR||9||10 10||4 10 4||10 10||67||Fifth|
|VK3YQN||10||10 10||10 10 10||10 10||80||Sixth|
Comment #1 *VK3YQN withdrew after Hunt 1 to repair equipment, and returned for Hunt 4. Is that a total of 80 or 30? Last or equal first? Does it matter?
Comment #2 Leg time is a leveller but can also be discouraging to some. BLN would also have won if this were based on order or time to get in on the last leg of each hunt.
Comment #3 On Hunt 2, VK3VT took -3 minutes to find the second fox. This was normalised to zero on the basis that the two foxes were driving in identical vehicles with overlapping routes. VT’s -3 was pure luck, but zero was not impossible.
Roger Lewis VK3HRL
Supervisor – Vehicle Package and Ergonomics
Ford Motor Company of Australia