Welcome to the next radio orienteering event!
Time: Wednesday April 7, 2021, gathering 17:30, start 18:00, end 20:00
Start: Berghalla sporthall, Bergsjödalen 59, coordinates 57.7602 12.0777. Free parking on the roads Bergsjödalen and Ödegärdet. If you can, try to avoid public transportation, which may be full at this time.
Type: 3.579 MHz (80 m), 5 controls with flags, 2–3 km shortest route
Terrain: Mainly open forest with some footpaths, plenty of hills, and some marshes.
Practice: If there is interest, a basic introduction for newcomers will be given at 17:00. Please email if you wish to join this introduction. A transmitter mounted near the start will transmit continuously 17:00–17:58 for practice.
Organizer: Erik Agrell SM6-8406, phone 0761 191452
What do you get if you combine a small hand-held radio equipment, running (or walking) in the beautiful Swedish nature, and solving a shortest-route problem? You get radio orienteering and in Gothenburg, the local name is Göteborgs Rävjägare (GRJ). Note that we do not hunt any fox (räv), it is just a name from the dinosaur era (1950s). We simply look for radio transmitters hidden in the landscape on a given map with the help of a compass and more importantly a radio receiver. The location of the transmitters are not provided on the radio-orienteering map, unlike regular-orienteering maps.
Your task is to find radio transmitters hidden in the forest. Usually there are five transmitters that takes turns transmitting a Morse signal with its identity while the other transmitters remain silent. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_orienteering and https://pejla.se/ for further information.
All are welcome to contact us and try this sport. See About us / Contact us page for more details.
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Albin was unlucky that his battery on his receiver gave up after four foxes. His speed will be a great asset for Sweden in the Nordic (NM) in Denmark next year. Meanwhile, Oscar narrowly missed the second spot to Robert by 27 seconds. The natt DM will be very exciting next week.