Foxoring took place on Thursday afternoon as part of the training camp, with eight micro-power transmitters to find. (The plan was for ten transmitters, but one did not operate properly. The site for another was crowded and Marvin was concerned about theft.) In accordance with the new ARDF Foxoring rules, each competitor was given a map with a route of ten small circles. Somewhere in the area of each circle (except #2 and #6) was a continuous CW transmitter on 3579 KHz that could be heard there, but not far outside the circle and definitely not inside any other circle.
Start and end points were in the same campsite at Laguna Campground. Competitors set out two at a time at two-minute intervals to orienteer the course to each circle in order and to find the transmitters inside. Competitors were not categorized; each was expected to find all foxes. Bright orange registration punches were attached to each transmitter in plain sight. There were no orienteering flags at the transmitters.
Here are the results. Everyone was able to find the punch for #2, even though it was not transmitting:
NAME TIME FOXES Jay Hennigan 22:35 9 Mike Schuh 29:41 9 Joseph Huberman 29:59 9 Matthew Robbins 31:45 9 Scott Moore 31:55 9 Ruth Bromer 36:55 9 Bob Cooley 38:48 9 Harley Leach 49:47 9 Karla Leach 49:47 9
Joseph Huberman went around the course and found 8 foxes in 24:01. He realized that he had missed #10 and went back to find it, giving him an overall time of 29:59.
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