Eaglemont Micro – Fox-Or-Ing:

Sun, 31 October, 2004


A warm day greeted those who competed in the Fox-oring event run in conjunction with the MicrO event run by Melbourne Forrest Racers. Conditions were great for running except for the odd snake or two seen crossing a path by competitors and your organiser. Five people competed in the long course of 8 transmitters which was approximately 5.3Kms when taking the tracks and allowing for a detour to check which side of the river number 4 was on. The short course of 4 transmitter had two entrants and was approximately 2.5Kms in length. Competitors had to navigate to a 100m circle and then use their direction finding equipment to find the transmitter / control. The organiser was a little sneaky and placed two of the circles in an area that covered both sides of the river thus making the competitors choose the route carefully. It also ensured that directional bearing could help competitors determine which side the transmitter was on, without wasting time looking for the control.
Several competitors once back from the radio course also competed in the Micro event, while 2 people competing in the Micro gave the RadiO event a try on a shorter / easier course. Thanks to MFR for the map and registration and also thanks to Bryan Ackerly for the use of the transmitters which operated perfectly. Another one of these RadiO event’s will be orgainised combination with the Darebin MicrO event on Sun the 14th November 2004.


Long course:

1Adam Scammell827:30
2Bryan Ackerly831:55
3Bruce Paterson835:27
4Ewen Templeton844:58
5Tony Langdon846:51

Short course scores

1Henk de Jong432:03
2Mike Hubbert439:43

Bruce Paterson above, searching for his second control Transmitter number 4 (Photo: Adam Scammell)

Bryan Ackerly above, searching for his last control Transmitter number 7 (Photo: Adam Scammell)

Mark Diggins