Sunday 16th July 2017
It was a cold morning with frost on the ground but the sun was shining and there was no rain about. Ian VK3MZ, Doug VK3JDO and Greg VK3VT had the transmitters out and ready at 10:30 and a steady stream of participants arrived to try their hand at the 2M full ARDF course or the 80M “Half Sprint”. Ian VK3MZ had been busy re-programming the 80M transmitters for Sprint use so this was the first Sprint event we have tried. While there are still a few issues with the keying most participants were able to identify which transmitter they were hearing. In a Sprint event each transmitter is on for just 12 seconds rather than the usual 60 seconds of a normal ARDF event. The transmitters are closer together and the overall elapsed time is expected to be within about 60 minutes.
The temperature remained rather low, in the low teens, the whole day but as can be seen from the results a total of twelve participants turned out and had a go at one or both of the courses. My sincere thanks to Ian and Doug for helping organise the event and setting up the gear and to Dianne for the excellent scones. Also to those that helped pack up.
Many thanks to the Yarra Valley Orienteering club for the use of their map.
2M ARDF Results
80M Sprint Results