Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Internet App for RDF Mobile hunt (Powered by Google)

BCRadioSport is developing an application for the mobile RDF fox-hunt using the Google APIs. There will be 2 apps developed (one interactive with full functionality of the Google Maps, and second one for mobile devices with static map generation, non-interactive).  More details to follow.Here is how UI on the second one looks like.

Upcoming events:

Oct-31-2010 (Sun) —> 11:00AM —> 2m Band RDF practice —> Central Park in Burnaby —> on-foot (5TXs hidden)

Nov-14-2010 (Sun) —> 9:00AM —> 2m band Mobile RDF exercise —> Robert Burnaby Park (start location) —> 1 TX hidden in the Lower Mainland area

Nov-28-2010 (Sun) —> 11:00AM —> 2m band RDF practice —> Robert Burnaby Park —> on-foot (5TXs hidden)


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Back home and already in action - 2m band fox-hunt

BCRadioSport, in cooperation with VE7SAR club and in support of DARS’s COMFEST 2010, held a 2m band fox-hunt in Watershed Park in Delta BC, on SATURDAY OCT 2, 2010.

Final results:

Novice Category - looking for 3 TXs:
1st place - Ian Saari from GVOC (Great Vancouver Orienteering Club) - 3 TX found - 1h 05min 40sec
2nd place - Jay VE7CDG from DARS (Delta Amateur Radio Society) - 2 TX found - 2h 23min 55sec
3rd place - Thomas Nippen from GVOC  (Great Vancouver Orienteering Club) - 1 TX found - 1h 37min 31sec

Advanced Category - looking for 5 TXs:
1st place - Jan VA7VJ from SARC (Surrey Amateur Radio Club) - 4 TX found - 1h 57min 31sec
2nd place - Alex VA7ACG from MRARC (Maple Ridge Amateur Radio Club) - 2 TX found - 2h 23min 53sec
3rd place - Keith VE7MID from BARC (Burnaby Radio Amateur Radio Club) - 1 TX found - 1h 55min 20sec

Also BCRadioSport was present at he ComFest on Sunday OCT 3, 2010.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day 5 - Competition day - other nations

383 competitors from 33 countries:
Croatia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Slowakia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Ukraine, USA.

Day 5 - Competition day

Complete results from the competition can be found at:

Day 4 - Excursion (Day Off)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Day 3 - Competition day and awarding

Taking the competitors to the start location early in the morning.

At the start location - getting ready for the running.

Start list - indicating the time and the groups (10 people per group). Competitions were held on both 2m and 80m bands. For M40 competition was on 80m, and for M50 and M60 competition was on 2m band.

At the finish location.

Team Canada supporters at the finish location.

Amel VA7KBA arriving at the finish. He started in one of the early groups and managed to find all foxes.

Joe VE7BFK, also arriving and started in the early group.

After punching at the finish we were all given a printed result of the hunt with all splits.

John VE7GED arriving with the cheering support.

Les VA7OM sprinting to the finish line.

While we were discussing the results Nick Roethe was still in the field on his 2m fox-hunt.

Amel's brother Jasenko with Les VA7OM and his wife Sonja.

Complete results from the competition can be found at:

Ready to go back to the hotel.

Back at the hotel - enjoying the view and a beautiful day.


Day 2 - Training (Modeling event, 2m, 80m)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day 2 - Competition for the blind and opening ceremony

September-14-2010 in the afternoon hours we watched the 1st World ARDF Championship for the blind.

In the evening hours we participated at the opening ceremony. John VE7GDE was selected to carry the Canadian Flag and Amel VA7KBA carried the official board.