ARDF Rules

Rules for Championships in Amateur Radio Direction Finding

The ARDF Working Group maintains rules for international ARDF Championships, in particular IARU Region 1 championships and world championships held in Region 1. These rules may also serve as a guideline for national rules and for rules in other IARU regions.

The rules are divided in two parts. Part A deals with the organisation of championships must be changed by the IARU Region 1 General Conference. Part B deals with the actual competition. Changes to part B are approved by the ARDF Working Group.

13th IARU Region 1 Youth ARDF Championships 2012

The Lithuanian Amateur Radio Society has the pleasure to invite all IARU Member Societies to participate in the 13th IARU Region 1 (European) Youth ARDF Championships to be held in 2012 in Lithuania.

Date: July 11 - 14, 2012
Venue: Siauliai
Bulletin 1

18th IARU Region 1 ARDF Championship

18th IARU Region 1 ARDF Championships was held in Romanian resort Baile Felix between 6-9 September 2011.

262 competitors from 25 countries, great number of officials, visitors etc. enjoyed that excellently organized event. For the first time so called “Sprint competition” was officially included in the program. It is running in the park amongst spectators, searching for 10 transmitters, situated 100 – 200 meters apart each other. The idea of that format is to give the public a notion how ARDF looks like.

Click here for more details and final results.

Traditionally strong in ARDF teams of Russia, Czech Republic and Ukraine once again won much more then the others, but a substantial number of medals went also to Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Hungary, Slovenia, Belarus, The Netherlands, Moldova, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and (the sweet surprise of the championships) Belgium.

ARDF is extending its territory, isn’t it?

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