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Register Now for the USA ARDF Championships in Southern California:

from The ARRL Letter on May 3, 2012
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Register Now for the USA ARDF Championships in Southern California:

The biggest event of the year is coming soon for fans of on-foot hidden transmitter hunting, also called foxtailing, radio-orienteering and Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF). Beginners and experts will gather in the mountains east of San Diego for the 12th Annual USA ARDF championships during the week and the weekend after Memorial Day. There they will test their abilities, refine their equipment and learn the best techniques from one another. Some will take home medals.

Activities will get under way on Wednesday and Thursday, May 30-31, when an optional two-day "training camp" will take place. This is a wonderful opportunity for immersion in bearing-taking and course strategy, with experts to help. Orienteering maps with elevation contours and color-coded terrain markings are new to many on-foot foxhunters, but the camp will instill confidence in using them to navigate in unfamiliar forests.

The official championships opening will take place on Friday, June 1. Friday's schedule also includes additional practice and equipment testing sessions, followed by a meeting for orientation and rules review. The 2 meter contest will take place in the woods on Saturday, and a banquet and awards ceremony will follow that evening. Sunday's schedule includes the 80 meter contest and another awards ceremony. Read more here


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