Radio Society of Great Britain
Donisthorpe Woodland Park, Leicestershire
Sat 23 June
The event is being run on a Saturday and comprises a morning competition using the 2m band and an 80m race later in the day. There will be a five transmitter course and a four transmitter course available in both competitions.
Donisthorpe Woodland Park - Permission now obtained.
Note that the event has been relocated from the original location at Hick's Lodge
click here for a map showing the location of the car park.
This is a small public car park next to the church.
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. There will be a maximum of five transmitters and an MO beacon at the finish for both competitions. Competitors can elect to hunt all five 'foxes' or a specified four.
The transmitters will be separated by at least 300m (150m for the 3.5MHz event) and the nearest transmitter to the Start may be closer than 400m (IARU rules state 750m).
Sport Ident (SI) electronic punching will be used for the 2m competition and control cards will be used for the 80m competition. SI 'dibbers' may be hired for £1, but if not returned the charge is increased by £30.
Scale is 1:10,000. Size A4 portrait. Printed in four colours on waterproof paper.
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
Entry fee is £5.
The results will be posted on this web site as soon as possible after the event.
Registration, Start and Finish for the competitions will be on the other side of Church Street and down to the right as you walk out of the car park.
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.
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).
Receivers for both 144MHz and 3.5MHz are available. E-Mail the organiser (address below) to reserve.