Technical info

Technical info for Planners

ooooh shiney new stuffSI controls – as of June 2020
Total of 65 controls 181 to 245 incl on lightweight fibre-glass stakes
2 Start and 2 Finish

Emit control numbers – as of 30 June 2018
Check with the committee prior to your event for changes, and if you need to borrow MAROC’s.
Total of 65 controls which are all mounted on lightweight fibre-glass stakes:

96
129-140 inclusiveGrampEmitStakes
151-174 inclusive
221-239 inclusive  (231 being repaired Aug 2019 so check first)
241-248 inclusive

+ 2 Jokers that can be programmed to any number (to replace any failed or stolen controls)

For the summer series, night series (and other level D events) please use controls 130-140 , 230-239, 241-248 inclusive (29 controls).

Starts and Finishes mounted on heavy duty aluminium stakes:

2x Start
3x Finish, all control number 249

GRAMP Ocad maps 
Contact the mapping co-ordinator to make sure you have the most up to date version. NB The old Yahoo Group account is no longer used and we’ve swapped to Dropbox.

Minor map corrections can be made by the club using OCAD v11 software on the club’s latop (aka Maptop).  Please contact the mapping coordinator for advice.

Course planning 
Planners Guidelines Jan 11
Check the BOF website for full guidance on course lengths and standards and planning advice.
http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/page/planners

Condes planning software
Check the Condes website for up to date guides and downloads. Gramp has a licence for Condes v9.  Rob Hickling can supply you with the club’s username and password for installing Condes version 9.

Purple Pen planning software
This software is free to use and can be downloaded from the Purple Pen website. It is easy to learn, intuitive to use, and is recommended for small events where you do not need the sophisticated options provided by Condes.

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UPCOMING EVENTS (click series or event names for details link)

This is what we’re currently planning…. (fingers crossed everybody please!) Things are going to look  a little different now due to Covid-19 precautions, most important being pre-entry only and allocated start times even for local events.

See our Covid 19 page for more info.

Wednesdays
Deeside Night Cup
25th Nov Dunnottar Woods
2nd Dec Birsemore
9th Dec Foggieton
16th Dec Sluie
23rd Dec Templars Park
30th Dec Potarch
and then 8 more in 2021
See our DNC page for full list and watch out for posts each week on the DNC Blog with final details

Sundays
6th Dec  Crathes
Yellow, Orange, Lightish Green and Blue planned

If you can’t make any of these events or prefer to avoid others for the time being, you can join the Mobile O revolution  and download the MapRun app and have a go at some local courses using your phone to time yourself and even navigate with. Visit our MapRun page for instructions and a list of maps.
Or do one of our Temporary Orienteering Courses if we’ve got one out at the moment – see the TOC post for info.

SOA events calendar

CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT EVENT? NEED A FIX NOW?

Then try a Permanent Orienteering Course in a local forest or park or try one of our Street O maps for a taste of urban O.

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