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When do you need to change a Control battery?

SI have produced an interesting PDF document which explains the problems of predicting when a BSF8 control battery needs to be replaced. This is a fairly important decision since  unnecessary replacement costs the club around £15 but failure to spot a dying battery infuriates competitors at our event  by causing possible voiding of a course. […]

Chairman’s Chat – January 16th 2017

Quite a good turnout at SOC’s event at Holland’s Wood yesterday, and in fact the weather was kind, the worst of the rain having passed through earlier in the morning. Having said that, it was VERY wet and muddy underfoot – by the time you got to the start one’s shoes were soaked and covered […]

What has changed with BSF8 Controls recently

You may not notice this happening but the control boxes that you use constantly are frequently updated by re-programming their associated software (Firmware FW)  This is what has changed since the Caddiehoe Chase usage. The batteries eventually discharge on these units although they last for up to 5 to 8 years in practice. We regularly check […]

Wessex Region Night League

WSX Member, Peter Suba, tops the league after an excellent 2nd place at the Romsey event last Thursday.

Faulty Controls Organisers please note!

At the moment 14th January 2016 there are 2 control units off being repaired/replaced. These are  119 and 128 getting new batteries.  Control 40 which was stolen at Boscombe has been replaced today. Alan H.
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