The OD EMIT controls are mounted on yellow fibreglass posts with printed plastic number boards. The mounting is in 2 forms - a small set ( the duplicates 116 to 125 and 160 and above) retain the ability to be used flat or on posts while all the other controls are permanently fixed to their posts and can only be used as full size controls. Controls can be used with banners or in more open areas can be used with just the stake and number board.
Controls are normally allocated out to the recurring club events, divided between the schools work, informal Wednesday and Saturday events and the remaining held as spares or for coaching. Where necessary, the sets are brought together for larger events. In normal use the allocations are:
Note that controls marked as fixed CANNOT be used as flat controls.
Planners should aim to use controls in the ‘duplicate’ range 116 to 125 where 2 controls are required at a site. It is confusing to the competitors and the EMIT software if different control numbers are used at the same control site so this should be avoided if possible.
A list of the currently available controls (allowing for current losses) is downloadable from the OD web site here (updated Oct 2012) . Any controls that are currently broken, out of place or missing are usually indicated in that list, but if in doubt contact
Other equipment is required by the organiser for almost every event. There is a standard set of equipment that supports the informal events and this is usually passed directly between event organisers along with the EMIT controls.
For larger events or events with additional requirements, there is a list of the additional equipment available. The OD website (Members menu - Event Officials section) has a set of Organisers Guidelines which will help organisers work out the equipment they need.
The club has 9 sets of EMIT cards for hire, and most events use 2 or more. Each box contains 40 to 60 cards. All the EMIT Cards are Type 3 with a competitor display.
There is a list of the cards set out in a form to help run an informal event that can be downloaded here.