Time is getting short to register for this year's USA ARDF Championships. Radio-orienteers of all skill levels will gather in Boston, Massachusetts for four days of intense competition on the first weekend of June. The events will be open to any fan of on-foot hidden transmitter hunting, with or without a ham license. Visiting competitors from outside USA are welcome.
Classic five-transmitter competitions in the forest will take place on June 7-8, two meters on Saturday and 80 meters on Sunday. Prior to that will be optional competitions in two new events, sprints and foxoring, on June 5-6.
Organizing and hosting these championships will be Vadim Afonkin KB1RLI, one of USA's most accomplished radio-orienteers. He will be assisted by members of Cambridge Sports Union. Winners of the 2014 USA championships will be under consideration for membership in ARDF Team USA, which will travel to the mountains of Kazakhstan for the 17th ARDF World Championships in September.
Registration is now open, with a deadline of May 1. Go to the Boston ARDF Web site (www.bostonardf.org
) to register online and get more information. For the latest updates, subscribe to a special group mailing list for participants and others interested in these championships by sending a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Information about the sport of ARDF and ARDF Team USA is at www.homingin.com
Joe Moell K0OV
USA ARDF Coordinator