Planners Guide to Orienteering Commentary

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1. Planners Guide to Orienteering Commentary

2. Commentaries Needs Information, Information, Information Else they are back to discussing the weather! Names, Locations Race Position Time ahead / behind Biography Information And all this before the public know about it

3. How to achieve it Get the data By hook or by crook Radio Controls SI and EMIT both have online controls These devices just send the data out of a cable when the competitor punches Need to connect to a radio network to get it back to the commentators

4. Radio Network Hardware The Control Site The Commentary Position

5. Planners / Organisers Considerations Common pre-warning controls (Spectator & Finish) Small number (Keeps radio hardware to a minimum) Need to be approx 1 – 2 min running time from when the competitors become visible (usually ~800m) Commentary box logistics Good visibility of the run-in Needs power Needs cable connection to finish line Needs computer network connection to results / download (less than 150m is advised) Needs to be large enough for 3 people and 6 laptops (typically)

6. Other Considerations Timed Road Crossings Both the before and after controls need to be online The software can then subtract the time for all subsequent controls. Distant Radio Controls Often on middle distance and classic competitions you will want some more data points Consider an elite only radio control at 30% / 60% or 50% points

7. Contact Details GPProjects Ltd. Surrey Technology Centre 40 Occam Road Guildford Surrey GU2 7YG Tel: +44 (0)1483 685200 Fax: +44 (0)1483 685201 Email: [email protected]

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