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Radio Society of Great Britain
Donisthorpe Woodland Park, Leicestershire
Sun 26 March

Summary
The event is being run on a Sunday and comprises a morning competition using the 2m band and a short 80m race later in the day. In this latter competition, the five transmitters will be very low power and will be deployed in a small area. There will be a five transmitter course and a four transmitter course available in the morning.

Location
Donisthorpe Woodland Park

click here for a map showing the location of the car park.
Park in Ramscliffe Avenue between the main road and the first of the houses. Park as closely as possible on the same side of the road as the first of the residents cars. There is a car park at the Church a little further up the main road to the west, but this might be full on a Sunday.
For the afternoon event, drive up to Moira Furnace. Click here for a map showing the location of the car park. There are three car parks at this heritage site. The first one is on the right as you drive along the access road but this might be closed in winter. At the sharp left bend where the road turns into the heritage site, take the track off to the right into the car park we will be using.

Directions
The area is conveniently accessed from the M42/A42 Junction 11.

Format of Event
The event will conform to the general principles of IARU events, but will be less formal than a Championship. For the 144MHz event there will be a maximum of five transmitters and an MO beacon at the finish. Competitors can elect to hunt all five 'foxes' or a specified four.
For the 144MHz event, the transmitters will be separated by at least 300m and the nearest transmitter to the Start may be closer than 400m (IARU rules state 750m).

The afternoon 3.5 MHz competition will be confined to a small area and there are no restrictions on how close the transmitters can be to each other.

Sport Ident (SI) electronic punching will be used for both competitions. SI 'dibbers' may be hired for 1, but if not returned the charge is increased by 30.

Map
Scale is 1:7,500. Size A4 portrait. Printed in four colours on waterproof paper.

Timetable
1000 Registration opens. Information sheets issued to ALL entrants.
1030-1130 144 MHz Starts at 5 minute intervals
1400 3.5MHz starts at 2 minute intervalscommence
1530 Courses close

Entries

  • Entry fee is 5.
  • The results will be posted on this web site as soon as possible after the event.

    Procedures

    Registration, Start and Finish for the 144MHz competition event will be on the other side of Church Street from where the cars are parked.
    Start and Finish of the 3.5 MHz competition will be in the car park at Moira Furnace.
    In accordance with the informality of the event the organisers will not require you to deposit your receiver in a pound before the transmitters start sending. They do expect you to respect the spirit of this concession by refraining from using your receiver until reporting to officials in the start area and then only under their supervision.
    The 'flags'for the competition will be 15cm side length.

    Safety

    Competitors are responsible for their own safety and take part at their own risk. No smoking in the forest. Whistles should be carried (the emergency signal is 6 blasts repeated at 1 minute intervals).

    Loan Equipment

    Receivers for both 144MHz and 3.5MHz are available. E-Mail the organiser (address below) to reserve.

    Enquiries

    ardf.chairman@rsgb.org.uk