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.