Register | Login
Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Discussion: Advice

in: philm64; philm64 > 2019-02-08

Feb 8, 2019 12:29 PM # 
Just use it at events where SIAir is enabled.
Feb 8, 2019 1:07 PM # 
But what about events where it's not? Do I use my old dibber? I can't see where to register BOTH dibbers on Fabian4.... groan. I've got both allocated to my BOF number on, though.

Eg. next sunday's SBOC event at Mynnydd y Garn - SIAC or not?



Feb 8, 2019 1:27 PM # 
You can use a SIAC as a normal dibber. But there is the potential of running down the battery I suppose. But I've just used my SIAC card at every event, if it's SIAC enabled, then brilliant, if not, then ok fine, and if I'm not sure, hopefully it'll beep before I've dibbed and eventually I work it out!!

If you need an instruction manual to use an ordinary dibber I'm sure we can draw one up for you.... :)
Feb 8, 2019 2:56 PM # 
hi Tommi - that's great , thanks - but I'd probably prefer (for battery issues) to use my old dibber for non-SIAC events, but when you pre-enter, you put in the dibber number. I guess i can change that at registration, tho.... as required.

Back to my urgent problem (bathroom ceiling now partially destroyed, and the people at fault here are getting more & more annoyed with me - weird - like it's my fault?).
Feb 8, 2019 3:05 PM # 
Just found this, It's all very well, but what if you're not 100% sure which direction you go on to after dibbing? I often dib then quickly review the exit route.

I don't agree with the need for SIAC but like Chas, I've succumbed as otherwise I'm at a stupid disadvantage.

Feb 8, 2019 4:16 PM # 
I ALWAYS "know" which direction I am leaving a control. I'm not always right of course .... ;)
Feb 8, 2019 4:24 PM # 
Scrappy Doo:
I only use SIAC at SIAC enabled events, when you enter on Fab4 you can edit the SI number. I did this until I worked out how to register both, which now gives me the option to update easily.....


1) Start * see below
2 Run passed control as fast as you can waving finger near SI unit (make sure finger is one with SIAC on it and not one on other hand)
3) Put SIAC to ear and continue if you hear beeping
4) Return to control and repeat 1) if you do not hear beeping
5)Continue to do same at each control
6) Finish *
7) Download
8) Look at results and take photo of these showing you in 2nd place

* Do same as above for start and finish unless a) it is a timed start or b) instructions provided to dib start and finish as per normal (Supposedly for safety checks e.g. at BOK events where SIAC is enabled all the time now)
6) Download
Feb 8, 2019 6:02 PM # 
alternatively, just stick your pointy thing in the hole ;-)
Feb 8, 2019 7:40 PM # 
The finish control turns it off so make sure you always punch or swipe it. It not the stick stays on for a good few hours before turning itself off.
Feb 8, 2019 8:26 PM # 
I have no advice to offer, but will be doing my first event with my new SIAC dibber on Sunday. Just another thing to get confused about. I did 25 years of orienteering with pin punches and have done 21 years with SI. Waving at the control doesn't seem right. I expect I'll just end up sticking my pointy thing in the hole out of habit.
Feb 9, 2019 12:08 AM # 
Cat T:
Hm i think i should alert RashRouteRicky to this thread...
Feb 9, 2019 12:56 PM # 
Blimey Neil - you & me both then! I used a SIAC hire dibber at the JK relays in 2017, & it worked.... to my relief.

I suspect I will (to be safe) dib properly at the finish. When i get to use it (not going to happen this weekend now)

Paul i do not know how to register two SI no's on Fabian4, but yeah I guess i can manually change it on my entry each time (yawn).

What's Ricky's experience then.....?

Please login to add a message.