ARDF -- Amateur Radio Direction Finding


About ARDF
English (USA)

Amateur Radio Direction Finding or Radio Orienteering is an exciting outdoors sport. Individual competitors take to the woods on foot to hunt up to five hidden transmitters, identified with orange and white control markers, punch their control cards at each transmitter they find, and make it to the finish line in as fast a time as possible. Competitions are held with transmitters operating on the two meter and eighty meter Amateur Radio bands. Competitive classes are organized by gender and age, making radio orienteering a "life sport" one can continue to enjoy for decades. You do not need to have an Amateur Radio license to participate as a competitor in ARDF.

This email reflector is open to discussions on all aspects of ARDF, including equipment, organization, competitive techniques, announcements of events, and more. The discussions and participants are expected to focus on topics relevant to IARU Region II. Discussion of topics related to "mobile" transmitter hunting (using a motor vehicle instead of being on foot in the woods) is discouraged.

Special thanks to Trey Garlough HC8N and George Fremin III K5TR for sponsoring the hardware and bandwidth for this reflector. The list administrator is Ken Harker WM5R.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the ARDF Archives.

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