Steep Hills of Bilovice - Invitation

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Posted by Rainer Floesser, DL5NBZ ( on September 30, 2002 at 07:34:45:

ARDF club SK RADIOSPORT Bílovice nad Svitavou

invites cordially all extreme ARDF enthusiasts
to the mountain radioorienteering competition

Steep hills of Bílovice 2002

Bílovice nad Svitavou (CZE), November 2nd, 2002

All extreme ARDF enthusiasts are cordially invited to the mountain radioorienteering competition, for the second time organized in the scenic landscape of so-called Moravian Swiss. After a great success of the last year, the organizers promise to do their best to provide really nice and extreme experience for all participants.

Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2002
Venue: Czech Republic, Bilovice nad Svitavou (approx. 8 km east from Brno)
Competition centre: SOKOLOVNA in Bílovice nad Svitavou

Event schedule:
Fri 01.11.2002 till 22:00 arrival, registration
Sat 02.11.2002 till 7:30 arrival, registration
8:00 departure to the start
9:00 start 0:00
17:00 awarding ceremony

Technical information:
Categories: M16,D16,M20,D20,M40,D35 singles
DX (2-member teams, at least one member of a team must be a woman regardless of age)
Number of transmitters : 6 ...10 + beacon (according to the category)
Course lengths: 15 ... 25 km
Total climb: 800 ... 1400 m along the shortest sensible route
Start: 5-min intervals
Maps: 1:30000, A3 size, updated topographic map
Competition band: 3,5 MHz, QRG: MOE-MO5 3580 kHz, MO 3550 kHz
Transmitters: 3W output, 15m wire antenna, 3-radials counterpoise. There will be 10 transmitters working 30 seconds each (full cycle 5 minutes). Codes: MOE...MO5 slow keying, then MOE...MO5 faster keying.
Registering devices: classic punching.

Refreshment: at the finish and at the refreshment point on the route. In addition, there will be something to drink at each transmitter.

Detailed information, registrations, starting lists etc. will be available later at

Accomodation: in own sleeping bags in the gym hall in the Sokolovna. Showers, warm water etc. will be available.
Board: there is a restaurant in the same building.
Fees (to be paid in cash on arrival):
Accomodation per 1 day 60.- CZK
Starting fee: (maps, refreshment etc.) 100.- CZK

Transportation (see the map):
Brno is about 220 km SE from Prague along the D1 highway. Leave highway at the exit 196 (Brno-jih), then continue in direction Svitavy, after some 5 km (still in Brno) follow signs Adamov, Bílovice.
GPS coordinates: 49°14,760’ N, 16°40,514’ E

Talk-in: cell phone +420 602 531222 (OK2BWN)

Entries deadline: October 20th, 2002 to the address:
Jiří Mareček, OK2BWN
Obřanská 593
664 01 Bílovice nad Svitavou
PHONE/FAX: +420 545227041,

Following data are to be noted in the entry: name and category of each competitor, estimated time and mean of arrival and contact address/e-mail.

The last year winners:
M21 Antonín Šindelka GBM 7 tx 3:34:42
M16 Jan Baxa ELB 5 tx 3:38:12
M40 Jozef Fekiač SVK 6 tx 4:20:03
DX Břetislav Regner – Hana Regnerová GBM 5 tx 2:58:58

See you in Bílovice!

Jiří, OK2BWN
on behalf of the organizing staff

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