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Horton Wood, High Wycombe
Saturday 22 June


3.5 MHz Course 5 TXs + Beacon, 16 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Robin Bishop RS213497 43.00 M50 6/6
2.  John Marriott M0OJM 59.54 M70 6/6
3.  Dave Deane G4ZOI 1.01.55 M70 6/6
4.  Adam Poole SWL 1.02.24 M21 6/6
5.  Jillian Ullersperger M0JIN 1.03.00 W55 6/6
6.  Bob Titterington G3ORY 1.04.05 M70 6/6
7.  Denis Nicole M0CYJ 1.04.51 M70 6/6
8.  Chris Poole SWL 1.21.22 M60 6/6
9.  John Renshaw 2E0VWB 1.21.45 M50 6/6
10.  Rosie Merry G8YDB 46.20 W55 5/6
11.  Colin Merry G4CDM 1.08.40 M70 5/6
12.  Jonny Travnicek SWL 1.17.00 M50 4/6
13.  Simon Farnsworth + 3 M0SVN 2.11.50 M40 3/6

Notes:
1. Thia was a great event in a great area with a great turn out. Many thanks to everyone who made this happen.
2. A map showing the location of all the transmitters can be found here .
3. Click here for a download of the new 2024 Individual League table. Remember that your best three results out of the maximum available will be counted and there are also a maximum of three 'attendance' bonuses available too
4. Thanks go to those who collected in the transmitters - Robin Bishop, Jillian Ullersperger, John Marriott amd David Heale.
5. It was good to welcome orienteers Adam and Chris Poole plus Jonny Travinicel, all from Thames Valley OC to their first DF hunt. Also Denis Nicole M0CYJ who does some ARDF in the Southampton area and finally to welcome back Simon Farnsworth this time with his family.
6. Rosie G8YDB reported that TX2 had gone off the air before she got to it and thus prevented her from finding all of the 5 hidden transmitters. Later TX3 was not transmitting at the time of its collection. Switching the power off and then back on had it operating perfectly. It was the same story at TX 4, then TX 1 and finally TX 5 as they all switched off in the same sequence in which they were deployed. We are investigating to see if there is a timer in the software to prevent spectrum pollution after a certain time interval. If there is then it is not long enough. Apologies to Rosie.
7. Finally a special thanks to David G6HGE (planner) and Robin RS213497 (provider of all the 'infrastructure').
8. We hope to see you again at the third event in the series which is being held at Badenham on Sat 13 July. Parking apparently will be inside RAF High Wycombe but check the details when they appear on this web site.

Gresley Wood, Swadlincote
Sunday 9th June


3.5 MHz Course 5 TXs, 9 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Vlad Boev 2E0VLB 0.56.57 M70 6/6
2.  Bob Titterington G3ORY 1.10.25 M70 6/6
3.  John Marriott M0OJM 1.10.34 M70 6/6
4.  Dave Page G7WHI 1.28.45 M40 6/6
5.  John+William 2E0VWB 1.43.05 M50 6/6
6.   Robert Vickers G3ORI 1.45.20 M70 6/6
7.   Jim Smith G4DZL 1.59.47 M70 6/6
8.  Mike Halasa M7VBN 2.26.45 M21 6/6
9.  Peter Brothers G6AXH 1.38.30 M60 5/6

Notes:
1. A map showing the location of all the transmitters can be found here .
2. Click here for a download of the new 2024 Individual League table. Remember that your best four results out of the maximum available will be counted and there are also a maximum of four 'attendance' bonuses available too.
3. Thanks go to those who collected in the transmitters - John Marriott, Dave Page and Mike Halasa.
4. All the competitors appreciated the efforts of Stuart in setting an interesting, challenging and trouble free course.
5. The next event in this East Midlands series will be at Boothorpe near Swadlincote on Sunday 21 July

Bernwood Forest Oxford
Saturday 18 May


3.5 MHz Course 5 TXs, 5 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Robin Bishop RS213497 1.03.00 M50 6/6
2.  Bob Titterington G3ORY 1.40.40 M70 6/6
3.  Tim Raven G4ARI 2.05.10 M70 6/6
4.  Jillian Ullersperger M0JIN 2.21.40 W55 6/6
5.  Simon Farnsworth M0SVN 2.40.04 M40 5/6

Notes:
1. It was a great disappointment that the response to the Radcom article and contacts with Radio Clubs in the Thames Valley to promote this event, went largely unheeded
2. A map showing the location of all the transmitters can be found here .
3. Click here for the new 2024 Individual League table. Remember that your best three results out of the maximum available will be counted and there are also a maximum of three 'attendance' bonuses available too
4. Thanks go to those who collected in the transmitters - Tim Raven, Robin Bishop and Vlad Boev.
5. All the competitors appreciated the efforts of Vlad, who had been distinctly unwell in the days before the competition, in setting an interesting and challenging course.
6. Robin Bishop spent a significant amount of time using Lidar data to produce an updated map. His demonstration of Lidar was most illuminating and it now seems to be the 'go to' source on which to base any new map.
5. It was good to welcome Simon M0SVN to his first DF hunt. He did rather well.

Burbage Common Hinckley
Saturday 11 May


3.5 MHz Course 5 TXs, 13 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Vlad Boev 2E0VLB 57.48 M70 6/6
2.  John Marriott M0OJM 58.47 M70 6/6
3.  Dave Page G7WHI 1.03.59 M40 6/6
4.  Jim Smith G4DZL 1.07.40 M70 6/6
5.  John Renshaw 2E0VWB 1.21.00 M50 6/6
6.  Alan Edwards M0JIO 1.21.37 M50 6/6
7.  Stuart Tyler G1ZAR 1.24.08 M50 6/6
8.  Adrian Pell M1AQX 1.38.27 M60 6/6
9.  Mike Halasa M7VBN 95.40 M21 6/6
10.  Tony Abbey G3OVH 2,05.28 M70 6/6
11.  Rob Dewes M0RVD 2.09.35 M50 6/6
12.  Peter Brothers G6AXH 1.51.56 M70 3/6
13.  Alice Yaxley SWL 2.49.00 W35 OT

Notes:
1. What a great sunny and warm day we had for the start of the 2024 ARDF Season. Although the spring had increased the undergrowth, much of Burbage Common and Woods was runnable.
2. A map showing the location of all the transmitters can be found here .
3. Click here for the new 2024 Individual League table. Remember that your best four results out of the maximum available will be counted and there are also a maximum of four 'attendance' bonuses available too
4. Thanks go to those who stayed behind to collect in the transmitters - John Marriott, Stuart Tyler, John Renshaw and Vlad Boev. Also those who 'volunteered' to take a group of Sea Cadets round the two transmitter course (all very ad hoc!). Dave Page, John Renshaw and Alan Edwards. Finally Kim Taylor who took care of the loan receivers and the 2 transmitter 'newcomers' course

Bradenham Woods
Sunday 10 December


144 MHz Classic Long Course 5 TXs, 5 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Michael Dunbar M6MDD 58.52 M50 5/5
2.  David Heale G6HGE 84.45 M50 5/5
3.  David Williams M3WDD 91.17 M60 5/5
4.  Jillian Ullersperger M0JIN 100.00 W60 5/5
5.  Vlad Boev 2E0VLB 115.16 M60 5/5

144 MHz Classic Medium Course 4 TXs, 3 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  John Marriott M0OJM 64.45 M70 4/4
2.  Bob Titterington G3ORY 74.41 M70 4/4
3.  David Deane G3ZOI 95.40 M70 3/4

Notes:
1. The weather was pretty 'challenging' but the woodland was at its autumn best. Organiser Robin had planned excellent courses.
2. A map showing the location of all the transmitters can be found here .
3. Split times can be found by going to the Oporcon site here and clicking on the individual names.
4. A map showing the locations of the Control points and the actual transmitter locations for the 80m exercise is here
5. Finally the thanks of all participants go to Robin for a superb day of radio sport (even if it was a bit wet!).

Fosse Meadows Saturday 4th November


3.5 MHz Classic 5 TXs, 10 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Esther Revell SWL 43.00 W35 5/5
2.  Mike Halasa M7VBN 43.34 M21 5/5
3.  John Marriott M0OJM 50.53 M70 5/5
4.  Tim Raven G4ARI 68.44 M60 5/5
5.  Richard Parkins G0GGA 77.40 M50? 5/5
6.  James Bassett M0GJQ 100.05 M50? 5/5
7.  Rob Dewes M0RVD 126.06 M50 5/5
8.  Clyde Hinton G1TCH 134.49 M70 4/5
9=  Dave Page G7WHI Not timed M40 5/5
9=  Paul Atkinson SWL Not timed M40 5/5

Notes:
1. It was good to welcome four new comers to Direction Finding. The programme of activities culminating in the 5 transmitter 80 m course seemed to work well. All the newcomers acquitted themselves well.
2. A map showing the location of all transmitters can be found here .
The circles denote transmitters on the 5 TX course and the squares are the transmitters on the training two transmitter course.
3. Esther our W35 showed all the 'boys' to do it once again when she came back in first place. Well done Esther.
4. The inclement weather did not seem to dampen anyone's enthusiasm. However, it is even better when the sun is shining!
5. The thanks of all participants go to Tim G4ARI and John M0OJM who were the mentors for the day. Not only did they mentor but they also went out to bring in the transmitters after the event finished
6. Join the ARDF Reflector at RSGB-ARDF@groups.io to get ARDF news and feedback in your Inbox.

Bagworth Heath Sunday 17 September


144 MHz Classic 5 TXs, 3 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  David Williams M3WDD 48.51 M60 5/5
2.  John Marriott M0OJM 1.13.00 M70 5/5
3.  David Heale G6HGE 1.24.52 M50 5/5

3.5 MHz 5 TX Classic 5 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  David Williams M3WDD 40.00 M60 5/5
2.  John Marriott M0OJM 1.07.18 M70 5/5
3.  David Heale G6HGE 1.31.00 M50 5/5
4.  Peter Brothers G6AXH 1.39.30 M60 2/5
5.  Rob Dewes M0RVD 2.20.59 M50 5/5 OT

Notes:
1. The support for the event was disappointing. If you have any ideas about ways to make the 2024 events more popular, then please get in touch. Post comments on RSGB-ARDF@groups.io
2. A map showing the location of all 2m transmitters can be found here .
3. A map showing the location of all 80m transmitters can be found here .
4. Finally the thanks of all participants go to Tim G4ARI and Jim G4DZL for organising another enjoyable day of radio sport.

Martinshaw Woods, Leicester
Saturday 12th August


3.5 MHz 5 TX Classic 10 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1. Esther Revell SWL 76.07 W35 6/6
2. John Marriott M0OJM 80.20 M70 6/6
3. Jim Smith G4DZL 86.17 M70 6/6
4. Stuart Tyler G1ZAR 88.26 M50 6/6
5. John Renshaw 2E0VWB 98.14 M50 6/6
6. Dave Page G7WHI 104.19 M40 6/6
7. Tim Raven G4ARI 121.55 M60 6/6
8. Tony Abbey G3OVH 136.17 M70 6/6
9. Rob Dewes M0RVD 145.39 M50 6/6
10. Mike Halasa SWL 152.48 M21 6/6

Notes:
1. The only lady competitor showed us all how it should be done when she romped in at #1. Well done Esther.
2. Everyone found all five hidden transmitters plus the beacon - quite a record.
3. It was good to welcome newcomer Mike Halasa, who did exceptionally well to find all the transmitters on his first time out.
4. A map showing the location of all transmitters can be found here .
5. Split times are now available here
The optimum sequence was 2 then 3, come back from 3 alongside the motorway to ascertain 1 was on the far side. Cross the bridge to get 4, 5 and finally 1.
6. Everyone seemed to deal with the problem of the transmitter placed close to the motorway. If you got this wrong and had to return to the other side to get to it, it added an awful lot to your time.
7. The next event is at Bagworth on 17th September with an 80m course in the morning and a 2m event in the afternoon.
8. Thanks are due to John M0OJM, Stuart G1ZAR, Tim G4ARI and Jim G4DZL for collecting in the transmitters.

Reynold and Holcot Woods Sunday 23 July


144 MHz Classic 5 TXs, 2 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Dora Boruzs SWL 78.00 W21 5/5
2.  Robert Vickers G3ORI 112.57 M70 5/5

3.5 MHz 4 TX Short Sprint 3 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  David Heale G6HGE 25.48 M50 4/4
2.  Dora Boruzs SWL 32.14 W21 4/4
3.  Robert Vickers G3ORI 40.39 M70 5/4

Notes:
1. Inadequate publicity was one reason for the dismal turnout for the event. The issue underlines the problems getting ARDF running again in Southern England post the COVID pandemic.
2. A map showing the location of all 2m transmitters can be found here .
3. A map showing the location of all 80m transmitters can be found here .
4. There were issues with 80m TX #2 which resulted in this transmitter being withdrawn from the 80m course.
5. The next event is the Regional competition scheduled for Martinshaw on Saturday 12th August.
6. Finally the thanks of all participants go to David for another enjoyable day of radio sport.

Willesley Woods, Ashby de la Zouch
Sunday 16th July


3.5 MHz 5 TX Classic 13 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1. David Williams M3WDD 29.35 M60 5/5
2. Vlad Boev 2E0VLB 46.25 M70 5/5
3. Bob Titterington G3ORY 59.45 M70 5/5
4. David Heale G6HGE 60.18 M50 5/5
5. John Marriott M0OJM 61.30 M70 5/5
6. Jim Smith G4DZL 74.35 M70 5/5
7. John Redshaw+3 2E0VWB 100.20 M50 5/5
8. Rob Dewes M0RVD 130.20 M50 5/5
9. Pete Hornsby SWL 93.40 M50 4/5
10. Tony Abbey G3OVH 75.20 M70 1/5

Notes:
1. Once again David M3WDD showed how it can be done!
2. It was good to welcome newcomers Pete Hornsby and the friends of William Redshaw all of whom seemed to be successful in finding hidden transmitters.
3. A map showing the locations of the transmitters can be found here
4. Thanks are due to John M0OJM, Jim G4DZL and Stewart G1ZAR for going out to collect the transmitters.
5. To help those who struggled a bit dealing with the areas of impenetrable bramble and nettles, there is a 'blow by blow' account by one competitor below these notes. This account describes the technique of sticking to the path or ride for as long as possible and, when the wanted transmitter is sending, to run along the ride whilst closely monitoring the direction of the receiver null for signs that is starting to swing to one side or the other as you pass the transmitter.
7. The next event in the series will be on a Saturday. This is 12th August at Martinshaw Woods near Markfield with Bob G3ORY setting the course.
8. Finally the thanks of everyone who took part to Stuart for setting a really fun course.

'Blow by blow' account
Leave the start. TX1 and TX2 are in pretty much the same direction straight ahead down the track (heading south west). TX1 is loudest, so I conclude TX1 is closer than TX2.
TX3 comes up to the left and is therefore confined by the A42 trunk road. This forest block is probably not big enough to have more than one transmitter in it,
TX4 and TX5 are much weaker and way to the right. TX 5 must be beyond the lake in the corner of the woods nearest to Donisthorpe while TX4 is close to Willesley Woodside near the Ashby - Donisthorpe road.
My game plan is now fixed. Get TX3 then TX1 followed by TX2 and then TX 5 and finally TX4.
I am lucky with TX 3 when I am on the track and close when it shuts down. I keep on the same bearing, enter the woods and almost immediately rewarded by sighting the banner.
On now to TX1. Things start to drop apart after three more transmissions I am still not sure of its location. I am on a ride heading south west. TX1 shuts down and TX2 starts - it is LOUD. Even more significant it is behind me. I have fallen for the 'near/far trick'. This is when a transmitter further away sounds louder than on nearer to the start. I turn round and head back eastwards along the ride to the surprise of John and the three lads who were coming up behind me.
I get TX 2 on its next transmission by standing on a track close to where I think it might be. When it fires up I head into the trees and very soon spot the banner.
Now looking for TX1. It is transmitting as I am at the spot on the north east/south west track where I turned round to get TX2. I come out onto the wide north west/south east ride with the power line and head down hill towards the lake. Rocking the receiver from side to side all the time looking for signs of the bearing changing. It starts to turn to the right. When the TX shuts down I am close to the bottom of the ride and the beaing is about 45 degrees right. I plunge into the trees and have to negotiate piles of logs from thinned trees. I spot the flag and get to it minus map and control card. 'Oh bother' or words to that effect. Back over the log piles to retrieve map and control card and finally punch at TX1.
From there I follow the path around the lake to be close to the point where my earlier bearing on TX5 crosses. I have a bit of time in hand and take a bearing on TX4 which is a good cross bearing on the one I got at the start. TX4 is closer to the point where the stream crossed Willesley Woodside than it is to the Ashby - Donisthorpe road.
TX5 fires up and I head northwards up the hill alongside the wood and in the open area. Again the bearing starts to turn but to the left this time. The TX shuts down before I have a 90 degree bearing between the path and the direction of my null on the receiver. I guess how much further up the slope it must be, then turn into the trees and am rewarded by spotting a banner. Joy quickly turnes to frustration when I find no punch or lock on the banner. After going out and then coming in again on the next transmission in the 5 minute cycle, I am back at the same spot. I am joined by John and his lads, then Rob arrives followed by David G6HGE. One of the lads (William?) spots the punch on the ground about 6 metres from the flag. I am able to punch and leave quickly. I miss the possibility of the diagonal run down to the lakeside path and go back to the path directly downhill. As I totter along the path David G6HGE overtakes me and disappears out of sight. I get to the gate on Willesly Woodside just as TX4 fires up, I am in the ideal spot to decide if it is the far side of the lane or not. It is the Donisthorpe side where I am standing. I head up the ride in the closest direcction to the bearing on the TX and again keep rocking the receiver from side to side looking for signs of the signal null swinging to one side or the other. It swings to the right and when it is at right angles to the ride, I turn into the trees and the flag is directly in front of me..
After that is is head for the finish at the best speed I can manage which is not very fast

Donisthorpe Woodland Park
Saturday 17th June


3.5 MHz 5 TX Classic 12 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1. David Jolly M0JCO 1.07.01 M50 5/5
2. Jim Smith G4DZL 1.32.05 M70 5/5
3. Bob Titterington G3ORY 1.38.17 M70 5/5
4. Alan Edwards M0JIO 1.43.50 M50 5/5
5. Stewart Tyler G1ZAR 1.44.22 M50 5/5
6. Ollie Greenwood M7OBG 1.50.10 M21? 5/5
7. Tim Raven G4ARI 2.00.53 M60 5/5
8. Rob Dewes M0RVD 2.29.06 M50 5/5
9. John&William Renshaw 2E0VWB 2.31.06 M50 5/5
10. Al&Stella Saje M0SLO M/W50? 3/5

Notes:
1. Apologies for the late appearance of these results.
2. It was good to welcome newcomers Al, Stella and Ollie, all of whom seemed to be successful in finding hidden transmitters.
3. Once again David M0JCO showed how it can be done!
4. It was also good see a number of participants improving significantly on their previous efforts. Both Alan and Rob managed to find all the transmitters - was this for the firt timefor a full 'bag'?
5. A map showing the locations of the transmitters can be found here
6. Thanks are due to Tim G4ARI, David M0JCO and Stewart G1ZAR for going out to collect the transmitters.
7. The next event in the series will be on a Sunday. This is 16th July at Willesley Woods near Ashby de la Zouch with Stewart G1ZAR setting the course.

Fosse Meadows Nature Park
Sunday 14 May


3.5 MHz 5 TX Classic 8 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1. David Jolly M0JCO 36.50 M50 5/5
2. John Marriott M0OJM 43.50 M70 5/5
3. Jim Smith G4DZL 55.47 M70 5/5
4. Tim Raven G4ARI 67.12 M60 5/5
5. Adrian Pell +1 M1AQX 67.50 M50 5/5
6. Robert Vickers G3ORI 71.39 M80 5/5
7. Peter Brothers G6AXH 103.40 M50 5/5
8. Tony Abbey G3OVH 105.15 M70 5/5

Notes:
1. It was a small entry for the first event of the 2023 series. Nonetheless the weather treated us superbly well and all those participating enjoyed ideal conditions. (not too hot, not too cold and not wet)
2. It was good to see a number of participants improving significantly on their previous efforts. Everyone got round inside the time and with a full complement of all five transmitters.
3. A map showing the locations of the transmitters can be found here
4. Thanks are due to Tim G4ARI. John M0OJM and Jim G4DZL for going out to collect the transmitters.
5. The next event in the series will be on a Saturday. This is 17th June at Donisthorpe with John Marriott setting the course.

Bagworth Heath Country Park
Sunday 25 September


3.5 MHz 5 TX Classic 14 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1. David Williams M3WDD 66.42 M60 5/5
2. Jim Smith G4DZL 78.19 M70 5/5
3. Stuart Tyler G1ZAR 82.56 M50 5/5
4. Bob Titterington G3ORY 88.42 M70 5/5
5. John Marriott M0OJM 90.20 M70 5/5
6. Rob Dewes M0RVD 144.57 M50 4/5
7. Tony Abbey G3OVH 152.10 M70 4/5
8. Adrian Pell +1 M1AQX 203.54 M50 4/5
9. Angel Andres +3 M0HDF 119.39 M40 3/5
10. Peter Brothers G6AXH 130.41 M50 2/5

Notes:
1. There were no entries in the beginners category (where competitors can take a set of bearings before they cross the start line and have them verified as reasonable by a mentor).
2. This event concludes the Region 13 Series for 2022. Look out for the 2023 series commencing in May 2023
3. A map showing the locations of the transmitters can be found here
4. Split times can be found here .
5. Thanks are due to David M3WDD, Stuart G1ZAR, and Jim G4DZL for going out to collect the transmitters.
6. Finally a big thank you to Tim G4ARI for an excellent day of radio sport.

Willesley Woods
Sunday 14 August


3.5 MHz 5 TX Classic 9 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1. Vlad Boev 2E0VLB 43.05 M60 5/5
2. Stuart Tyler G1ZAR 53.24 M50 5/5
3. Jim Smith G4DZL 57.40 M60 5/5
4. John Marriott M0OJM 63.56 M70 5/5
5. Tim Raven G4ARI 77.42 M60 5/5
6. David Heale G6HGE 88.42 M50 5/5
7. Esther Revell SWL 65.56 M35 4/5
8. Alan Edwards M0JIO 71.17 M50 4/5
9. Rob Dewes M0RVD 152.56 (OT) M50 5/5

144 MHz 5 or 4 TX Classic. 6 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1. Vlad Boev 2E0VLB 57.41 M60 5/5
2. Jim Smith G4DZL 80.09 M60 5/5
3. David Heale G6HGE 109.23 M50 5/5
4. John Marriott M0OJM 110.18 M70 5/5
1. Tim Raven G4ARI 75.43 M60 4/4
2. Bob Titterington G3ORY 87.03 M70 4/4

Notes:
1. The heatwave did not prove to be as debilitating as might have been expected. The shade of the trees combined with a gentle breeze to keep the particiapnts from over heating.
2. The 80m course was shorter than usual (on account of the forecast temperatures). It posed problems with TX3 being close to the A42 and the need to decide on which side of this dual carriageway it lay.
3. The 2m course took competitors into the woods beside the Golf Course. The map of this area did not do justice to the 'jungle' of brambles in a large part of the area.
4. There were no entries in the beginners category (where competitors can take a set of bearings before they cross the start line and have them verified as reasonable by a mentor).
5. The next Regional event will be at Bagworth Woodland Park on Sunday 25th September. Tim is the planner is the planner and organiser. (Loan receivers are available as usual).
6. A map showing the locations of the 80m transmitters can be found here
7. A map showing the locations of the 2m transmitters can be found here later
8. Split times can be found here .
9. Thanks are due to Tim G4ARI, John M0OJM, and Jim G4DZL for going out to collect the transmitters.
10. Finally a big thank you to Stuart G1ZAR for an excellent day of radio sport.

Martinshaw Woods
Saturday 23 July


3.5 MHz 5 TX Classic 10 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1. Vlad Boev 2E0VLB 1.13.03 M60 5/5
2. Bob Titterington G3ORY 1.23.21 M70 5/5
3. Tim Raven G4ARI 1.35.03 M60 5/5
4. Esther Revell SWL 1.41.00 M35 5/5
5. Jim Smith G4DZL 1.50.10 M60 5/5
6. Gabor Pap HA8MGC 1.50.30 M21 5/5
7. Tony Abbey G3OVH 2.14.20 M70 5/5
8. Mike Smith G6OES 1.34.40 M50 4/5
9. Dora Boruzs SWL 1.39.00 W21 4/5
10. Rob Dewes M0RVD 2.42.20 M50 4/5

Notes:
1. John M0OJM set an excellent course which had a lot of potential for identifying the locations of transmitters to be visited late, at an early stage on the course. Having two transmitters on the west side of the motorway and the other three on the east side facilitated this.
2. No one took the possibility of going 1, 4, 2, 5, 3 and crossing under the M1 at the northern road bridge. This gave a small distance advantage.
3. TX1 was quite cleverly positioned, although whether anyone ran down the service road in front of the houses to get to it, is unlikely.
3. There were no entries in the beginners category (where competitors can take a set of bearings before they cross the start line and have them verified as reasonable by a mentor).
4. The next Regional event will be at Willesley Woods (Ashby de la Zouch) on Sunday 14th August. Stuart Tyler is the planner and organiser and there will also be a 2m course in addition to the usual 80m offering, for you to try out if you wish. (Loan receivers for 2m are available).
5. A map showing the locations of the transmitters can be found here
6. Split times can be found here .
7. Thanks are due to Tim G4ARI, Mike G6OES and Vlad 2E0VLB for going out to collect the transmitters.
8. Finally a big thank you to John for an excellent day of radio sport.

Rushmere Country Park Sunday 17 July


144 MHz Classic 4 or 3 TXs, starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Patrik Jager SWL 63.44 M21 4/4
2.  Michael Dunbar M6MDD 68.02 M60 4/4
3.  David Williams M3WDD 70.42 M60 4/4
4.  Vlad Boev 2E0VLB 77.53 M60 4/4
5.  Bob Titterington G3ORY 89.33 M70 3/3
6.  John Marriott M0OJM 105.45 M70 3/4 (M3)

3.5 MHz 4 TX Short Sprint 5 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Vlad Boev 2E0VLB 21.09 M60 4/4
2.  Patrik Jager SWL 21.17 M21 4/4
3.  David Williams M3WDD 29.31 M60 4/4
4.  Michael Dunbar M6MDD 30.47 M60 4/4
5.  John Marriott M0OJM 47.13 M70 4/4

Notes:
1. A very varied event in many ways. Planner David G6HGE was only able to get into the Park at 0845 due to the customary late opening time. This inevitably resulted in the late start. As a measure to mitigate against the forecast high temperatures, TX2 had been omitted from the 2m course. Finally the clock on 2m TX4 was somewhat awry. This does not affect the final results but produced one negative time in the splits.
2. A map showing the location of all 2m transmitters can be found here .
3. Split times are available for 2m here .
4. A map showing the location of all 80m transmitters can be found here .
5. Split times are available for 80m here .
6. There were issues with the batteries on 80m TX #2 which resulted in this transmitter being withdrawn from the 80m course. It was good to see that the 80m clocks remained in synce with an exceptionally long delay 0f 8 hours, combined with 12 second duration transmissions.
7. The next event is the Regional competition scheduled for Martinshaw on Saturday 23 July.
8. Thanks to Patrik, Michael, David and Vlad who helped to recover the transmitters after the competition ended.
9. Finally the thanks of all participants go to David for another great day of radio sport.

Clent Hills Sunday 26 June


20th Anniversary Event


The very first ARDF Event in the UK using the IARU rules was held in June 2002 at Kinver Million

144 MHz Classic 5 TXs, starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Michael Dunbar M6MDD 111.36 M60 5/5
2.  Dora Boruzs SWL 112.32 W21 4/5 (M3)
3.  John Marriott M0OJM 106.40 M70 4/5 (M5)
4.  David Heale G6HGE 112.52 M50 4/5 (M3)

144 MHz Classic 3 TXs, 3 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Bob Titterington G3ORY 63.20 M70 3/3
2.  Robert Vickers G3ORI 69.50 M70 3/3
3.  Angel Andres +2 M0HDF 85.09 M70 3/3

3.5 MHz 4 TX Classic 8 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Michael Dunbar M6MDD 42.27 M60 4/4
2.  Dora Boruzs SWL 51.27 W21 4/4
3.  Peter Langmaid SWL 65.17 M60 4/4
4.  Bob Titterington G3ORY 72.07 M70 4/4
5.  Angel Andres M0HDF 80.33 M40 4/4
6.  John Marriott M0OJM 67.50 M70 3/4
7.  David Heale G6HGE 68.19 M50 2/4

3.5 MHz 3 TX Classic 1 starter
1.  Robert Vickers G3ORI 56.07 M70 3/3

Notes:
1. David Williuams staged a really excellent event to mark the 20th anniversary of IARU ARDF in the UK. There were even celebration cup cakes for the finishers - a very nice touch.
2. A map showing the location of all the transmitters can be found here .
3. Split times are available here courtesy of John M0OJM.
4. The next National ARDF event is scheduled for Sunday 17 July. The venue is Rushmere and Stockgrove Country Parks near Leighton Buzzard.
5. Thanks to all those who helped to recover the transmitters after the competition ended.
6. Finally the thanks of all participants go to David for a superb day of radio sport.

Donisthorpe Woodland Park
Sunday 19 June


3.5 MHz 5 TX Classic 8 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1. Jim Smith G4DZL 1.16.10 M60 5/5
2. John Marriott M0OJM 1.18.15 M70 5/5
3. Tim Raven G4ARI 1.41.08 M60 5/5
4. Bob Titterington G3ORY 1.46.18 M70 5/5
5. Alan Edwards M0JIO 2.05.28 M50 5/5
6. Mike Smith G6OES 2.13.00 M40 5/5
7. Tony Abbey G3OVH 1.54.50 M70 2/5
8. Rob Dewes M0RVD OT 3.31.00 M50 3/5

Notes:
1. Jim G4DZL posted what might be his first win for a while. Congratulations Jim.
2. There were no entries in the beginners category (where competitors can take a set of bearings before they cross the start line and have them verified as reasonable by a mentor).
3. The next Regional event will be at Martinshaw Woods (NW Leicester) on Saturday 23rd July. John Marriott M0OJM is the planner and organiser.
4. There is a National Event at the Clent Hills (SW of Birmingham) next weekend. There will be both an 80m course and a 2m course.
5. Thanks are due to Tim G4ARI, Jim G4DZL and John M0OJM for going out to collect the transmitters.

Fosse Meadows, Hinckley
Sunday 22 May


3.5 MHz 5 TX Classic 16 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  David Williams M3WDD 27.10 M60 5/5
2.  Yana Petrovska UKR 31.35 W21? 5/5
3.  Dora Boruzs SWL 33.00 W21 5/5
4.  Patrik Jager SWL 36.42 M21 5/5
5.  Yeliena Petrovska UKR 36.47 W21? 5/5
6.  Vlad Boev 2E0VLB 40.25 M60 5/5
7.  Stuart Tyler G1ZAR 47.57 M50 5/5
8.  Natalia Panchuk UKR 52.27 W21? 5/5
9.  Tim Raven G4ARI 58.30 M60 5/5
10. Mike Smith G6OES 62.00 M40 5/5
11. John Marriott M0OJM 66.28 M70 5/5
12. Alan Edwards M0JIO 84.50 M50 5/5
13. John Renshaw 2E0VWB 95.12 M50? 5/5
14. Jim Smith G4DZL 97.52 M60 5/5
15. Tony Abbey G3OVH OT M70 4/5
16. Maria Panchuk UKR No T W21? 2/5

Notes:
1. The weather was excellent and we welcomed four competitors who have recently arrived in the UK from the Ukraine.
2. There were no entries in the beginners category (where competitors can take a set of bearings before they cross the start line and have them verified as reasonable by a mentor). It was good to see four recent beginners transitioning to the open class and acquitting themselves well.
3. The next event will be at Donisthorpe on Sunday 19th June. Stuart Tyler G1ZAR is the planner and organiser.
4. If your age category is shown incorrectly in the table above then please let G3ORY know.
5. Thanks are due to Tim G4ARI, David M3WDD and Vlad 2E0VLB for going out to collect the transmitters.

Hodgemoor Woods
Sunday 23 April


144 MHz Classic 8 TXs, 5 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  David Williams M3WDD 106.12 M60 8/8
2.  Michael Dunbar M6MDD 115.00 M50 8/8
3.  David Heale G6HGE 112.32 M50 6/8
4.  John Marriott M0OJM 100.40 OT M70 5/5
5.  Robert Vickers G3ORI 142.10 OT M70 7/8

144 MHz Classic 5 TXs, 3 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Jillian Ullersperger M0JIN 106.23 W60 5/5
2.  Bob Titterington G3ORY 109.44 M70 4/5
3.  David Deane G3ZOI 123.31 OT M70 5/5

3.5 MHz 5 TX Sprint 8 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  David Williams M3WDD 13.45 M60 AOTVX
2.  Bob Titterington G3ORY 23.07 M70 AOTVX
3.  Robert Vickers G3ORI 23.48 M70 AOTVX
4.  Michael Dunbar M6MDD 27.46 M50 AOTVX
5.  David Heale G6HGE 37.11 M50 AOTVX
6.  David Deane G3ZOI 24.46 M70 AOTV
7.  Jillian Ullersperger M0JIN 37.00 W60 OTVX
8.  John Marriott M0OJM 32.11 M70 OV

Notes:
1. The weather was excellent, the woodland was at its best prior to the emergence of the summer crop of nettles, brambles and bracken and organiser Robin had planned excellent courses.
2. A map showing the location of all the transmitters can be found here .
3. The next event is in Region 13 is scheduled for Sunday 22 May. The venue is Fosse Meadows Country Park near Hinckley.
4. Thanks to all those who helped to recover the transmitters after the competition ended.
5. Finally the thanks of all participants go to Robin for a superb day of radio sport.

Kinver Edge
Sunday 31 October


144 MHz Classic 6 TXs, 8 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Robin Bishop RS213497 85.07 M50 6/6
2.  Michael Dunbar M6MDD 85.44 M50 6/6
3.  Patrik Jager SWL 106.04 M21 6/6
4.  Robert Vickers G3ORI 106.13 M70 5/6
5.  John Marriott M0OJM 119.13 M70 5/6
6.  Bob Titterington G3ORY 100.29 M70 4/6
7.  Tim Raven G4ARI 117.38 M60 3/6
8.  Vlad Boev 2E0VLB DNF M60 4/6

3.5MHz Sprint 12 TXs, 11 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Patrik Jager SWL 53.58 M21 12/12
2.  Angel Andres+4 M0HDF 58.02 M40 12/12
3.  Robin Bishop RS213497 36.16 M50 11/12
4.  John Marriott M0OJM 58.48 M70 8/12
5.  Michael Dunbar M6MDD 70.48 OT M50 12/12
6.  Robert Vickers G3ORI 65.03 OT M70 11/12
7.  Vlad Boev 2E0VLB DNF M60 10/12
8.  Tim Raven G4ARI DNF M60 6/12

Notes:
1. It was good to see so many past RSGB International team members at this event. David and Robert had got permission to use this superb area and David made full use of the possibilies when it came to planning.
2. A 750m start exclusion circle is almost unknown in the UK, but coupled with a significant uphill gradient to the edge of the escarpment, it had all the hallmarks of a really challenging event.
3. The day started with torrential rain but, happily, this disappeared in time for the start of the competition.
4. Staging a dual band event with just the one planner is a very big 'ask', but David rose to the challenge with a total of 18 transmitters deployed during the day.
5. The SI box on the finish failed during the course of the competition and all finish times have been taken from the Finish Beacon. Apologies to all.
6. In the 80m Sprint event Angel Andres and his family tackled their first ever Sprint competition and bagged second place. What an achievement!
7. In the 80m Sprint DNF denotes that no punch was registered by the Finish Beacon. The number of transmitters punched is recorded in the table above
8. Split times for the 2m classic race can be found here and for the 80m Sprint here
9. A Map showing the 2m transmitter locations can be found here and for the 80m sprint locations here
10. Tim G4ARI, Patrik Jager and Robin RS213497 are thanked for going out to collect the 80m sprint transmitters.

Bagworth Heath Woods
Sunday 25 September


3.5 MHz Classic 5 TXs, 16 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  David Williams M3WDD 32.09 M50 5/5
2.  Patrik Jager SWL 38.13 M21 5/5
3.  Gabor Pap HA8MGC 52.05 M21 5/5
4.  John Marriott G1ZAR 56.38 M70 5/5
5.  Dora Boruzs SWL 61.30 W21 5/5
6.  David Heale G6HGE 67.34 M50 5/5
7.  Jim Smith G4DZL 73.57 M70 5/5
8.  Angel Andres+3 M0HDF 87.55 M40 5/5
9.  Tony Abbey G3OVH 97.12 M70 5/5
5.  Rob Dewes M0RVD 97.27 M50 5/5
6.  Robert Vickers G3ORI 100.00 M70 5/5
7.  Adrian+Sheila Pell M1AQX 132.56 M60 5/5

144MHz Classic - 5 TXs, 9 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  David Williams M3WDD 41.56 M50 5/5
2.  Patrik Jager SWL 64.46 M21 5/5
3.  Gabor Pap HA8MGC 66.49 M21 5/5
4.  Dora Boruzs SWL 69.26 W21 5/5
5.  David Heale G6HGE 74.09 M50 5/5
6.  Jim Smith G4DZL 78.29 M70 5/5
7.  Stuart Tyler G1ZAR 81.21 M50 5/5
8.  Bob Titterington G3ORY 106.41 M70 5/5
9.  Robert Vickers G3ORI 38.14 M70 2/5

Notes:
1. It was a great day for a bit of Direction Finding with perfect weather. The format of dividing the area into two (separated by the road) for the two competitions, worked well. The power lines crossing Tigers and Centenary woods caused a few problems though.
2. David Williams showed that he has lost none of his DF ability by winning both competitions by a big margin.
3. It was good to see Adrian and Sheila Pell once again after a bit of a break.
4. Splits are available for the 80m race here and for the 2m race here .
5. A map showing the location of all the transmitters on 80m is available here and for 2m race is here
6. The thanks of all the competitors go to planners Stuart G1ZAR and John M0OJM

Martinshaw Woods, Leicester
Sunday 12 September


3.5 MHz Classic 5 TXs, 8 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Patrick Jager SWL 59.20 M21 5/5
2.  Esther Revell SWL 1.08.42 W35 5/5
3.  Angel Andres +3 M0HDF 1.38.13 M40 5/5
4.  Mel Prusek * +1 SWL 1.41.41 W50 5/5

Notes:
1. It was a great shame that so many of the regular participants were unable to participate. As a result the event was poorly attended
2. Martinshaw is a bit different from the other Leicestershire events in that it is a very mature piece of woodland. Sixty foot high oak trees take quite a while to grow!
3. Newcomer Mel Prusek took and plotted five bearings before crossing the start line but proved to be an enthusiastic participant.
4. Patrik Jager once again travelled up from Devon to support the event.
5. A map showing the location of all the transmitters can be found here
6. This event was the last in the Region 13 series for 2021, but there will be a National Event at Bagworth Woodland Park on Sunday 26th September. This will offer a familiar 80m event in the morning and then, starting at 1300, there will be the opportunity to borrow a 2m receiver and have a go at 2m DF.
7. The thanks of all who participated go to the planner and organiser Tim G4ARI who provided an excellent day of radio sport.

Burbage Common Hinckley
Sunday 8 August


3.5 MHz Classic 5 TXs, 8 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Patrick Jager SWL 47.27 M21 5/5
2.  John Marriott M0OJM 1.01.00 M70 5/5
3.  Esther Revell SWL 1.05.00 W35 5/5
4.  Stuart Tyler G1ZAR 1.05.30 M50 5/5
5.  Robert Vickers G3ORI 1.13.00 M70 5/5
6.  Tim Raven G4ARI 1.39.32 M60 5/5
7.  Peter Langmaid SWL 1.33.00 M60 4.5/5
8.  David Jolly M0JCO 1.38.00 M40 4/4

3.5 MHz plot 5 brng before start - 5 TXs, 2 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  John Renshaw 2E0VWB 1.49.00 M40 5/5
2.  Alan Edwards M0JIO 2.02.00 M50 4/5

Notes:
1. Things started well - all the transmitters fired up whan they were supposed to at 0950. The first two competitors back, downloaded their SI cards with complete information. After that the grenmlins appeared.
2. What was particularly good to see was the way in which participants who have struggled a bit in their inaugural events, suddenly found their 'mojo' and had really good hunts. Esther transformed her Donisthorpe result to a sparking third place in the Classic race. John Renshaw found them all well within the time limit in the 'get the map beforehand' category where he was joined by Alan Edwards with 4/5 comfortably inside the time. Peter Langmaid distinguished himself by finding four transmitters plus the original aerial for TX 3 (which had eluded the organiser earlier in the day) but not, unfortunately, the actual TX at 3.
3. Things began to go pear shaped when competitors started to return with their SI cards accurately showing the numbers of the transmitters they had visited but, in some cases, not the split time at all the TXs. Apologies for this and the results table does have the results in the correct order but not always with an accurate time. Low battery can explain most of the missing split times plus the intermittent operation of the START box. New batteries are now on order.
4. Patrik Jager once again travelled up from Devon to support the event.
5. A map showing the location of all the transmitters can be found here
6. The next Regional event in Region 13 is scheduled for Sunday 12 September. The venue is Martinshaw Woods astride the M1 North West of Leicester. Tim G4ARI is planning this event.
7. The organiser is grateful to those who E Mailed .gpx data to clarify their times.
8. The organiser is particularly grateful to David M0JCO and Robert G3ORI for collecting the transmitters after the event.

Donisthorpe Woodland Country Park
Sunday 4 July


3.5 MHz Classic 5 TXs, 10 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Patrick Jager SWL 58.21 M21 5/5
2.  David Jolly M0JCO 73.32 M40 5/5
3.  Stuart Tyler G1ZAR 81.09 M40 5/5
4.  Tim Raven G4ARI 95.25 M60 5/5
5.  John Marriott M0OJM 100.40 M70 5/5
6.  Robert Vickers G3ORI 110.02 M40 5/5
7.  Robert Williams +2 M1BGT 113.50 M40 3/5
8.  Esther Revell SWL W35 DNF

3.5 MHz plot 5 brng before start - 5 TXs, 12 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Flora + Elspeth Jolly SWL 110.25 W14/16 2/5
2.  Anne + Marsaili Jolly SWL 127.47 W19 5/5
3.  Angel + Eva +2 M0HDF/M0HJV 134.33 M40 5/5
4.  John + William Renshaw 2E0VWB 184.40 M40 4/5
5.  Peter Brothers G6AXH 139.21 M50 2/5
6.  Alan Edwards M0JIO 128.39 M50 1/5

Notes:
1. The weather just held fine until the last couple of competitors were dashing for the finish
2. It was good to welcome 22 people to the event and your support was greatly appreciated.
3. Flora and Elspeth Jolly are shown as the winners of the newcomers competition because they were inside the time of 120 Minutes.
4. Patrik Jager once again travelled up from Devon to support the event.
5. The SI box at transmitter 4 had low battery voltage and did not register all the competitors who visited this TX. Apologies for this and if you believe you were adversely affected so that your visit to TX4 has not been credited to you in the results, then please contact the organiser at ardf.chairman@rsgb.org.uk
6. A map showing the location of all the transmitters can be found here
7. The next Regional event in Region 13 is scheduled for Sunday 8 August. The venue is Burbage Common near Hinckley.
8. The organiser is particularly grateful to Tim G4ARI and Stuart G1ZAR for waiting after they finished in order to help recover the transmitters.

Baggeridge Country Park
Sunday 13 June


3.5 MHz Course 5 TXs, 16 starters
PlaceNameCallTimeClassTXs
1.  Patrick Jager SWL 38.23 M21 5/5
2.  Dora Boruzs SWL 45.30 W21 5/5
3.  Gabor Pap HA8MGC 53.30 M21 5/5
4.  John Marriott M0OJM 53.40 M70 5/5
5.  Robert Vickers G3ORI 1.26.56 M70 5/5
6.  Angel Andres + 6 M0HDF/M0HJV 1.51.20 M40 5/5
7.  Tim Raven G4ARI 1.55.03 M60 5/5
8.  Adrian Bailey SWL 1.36.17 M50 4/5
9.  Peter Langmaid SWL 1.59.40 M50 4/5
10.  Ian Gamlen SWL 1.21.52 M50 2/5

144 MHz Course 5 TXs, 9 starters