These are pictures from the BOK ARDF meet held at Carolina North Forest on Jun-3, 2017. See aslo the event report on the BOK website. For corrections, comments, and questions, please contact Patrick [patrick.r.sears (at) gmail (dot) com].
Clicking pictures will bring up original full-sized versions. All participants are listed as seen in the picture from left to right. Pictures are mostly in chronological order.
Nadia, Charles, Ginger (dog volunteer), Kelly. Nadia and Charles were there early to help with setup and to make sure all ran smoothly.
Patrick, Terese, Ken. Terese and Ken had done ARDF in the past. Here they were refreshing their knowledge and going over the different course options.
Terese, Kelly, Harold. Two thumbs up for Harold. ☺ Finish guide tape and finish flag can be seen in background.
Harold, Terese, Kelly. Harold is testing his sense antenna. Terese and Kelly are also experimenting with receiver settings.
Jackson, Harold, James, Laura, Kelly, Josef (in back), Ken, Terese. The registration and equipment pick-up table is getting busy. Kelly had all the receivers and forms laid out but it still got totally hectic.
James, Ethan, Jackson, Laura. Also partly visible behind: Paul, Caleb, Jenny, Kelly. We're just starting the class with James, Ethan, Jackson, and Laura.
Caleb, Jenny, Paul, Kelly. Just after getting the BOK receivers that had just arrived. We couldn't get some of these to work. A bit frustrating. But eventually, everyone had a working unit. Happy time! ☺
Laura, Jackson, Patrick (green shirt), Ethan, James. The class is starting and we're learning about the receivers.
Kyle, Colin. Here again, we had problems with the receivers. Sorry guys, and thanks for helping us troubleshoot. We found some that worked in the end.
Gary, Giles, Jenny (way in the distance, in black), Kyle. Everyone is testing out their equipment, making sure it all works.
Arianna, Melina, Ben, Patrick (behind). Two groups left the class early. Here we're continuing the class for a bit longer before heading onto the course together.
Evan, Patrick, Ben (behind), Melina. We're working through the two ways to figure out a bearing to the transmitter.
Johnathan. Just starting out. He must be listening to the foxes, working out a strategy for the best path.
Charles running back from his run to fix fox #2, one of two furthest foxes. When it suddenly went off the air, Charles grabbed one of the spare transmitters and ran out to fix the problem. Thanks Charles! ☺
Arianna, Melina, Ben. Arianna coming down the finish shoot after punching the homing beacon. Melina and Ben can just barely be seen through the trees as they follow Arianna.
Joseph, Terese. No one's come in since Joseph arrived back, so he gets to sit in "the recovery chair". It was a hot day, and almost everyone got to sit in the recovery chair.
Ken. He came back with an overheated engine. But he still punched the homing beacon and here he is also punching the finish.
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