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Results Posted for USA, IARU Region 2 ARDF Championships In North Carolina:

from The ARRL Letter on August 15, 2019
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Results Posted for USA, IARU Region 2 ARDF Championships In North Carolina:

The results of the 19th USA ARDF Championships and 10th IARU Region 2 ARDF Championships in Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF), held earlier this month in North Carolina, are now in the record books. Results from these championships will determine the makeup of ARDF Team USA at the 20th ARDF World Championships, set for September 2020 in Serbia.

Separate youth and adult courses ensured regulation courses for foxhunters of all ages, with 36 US competitors. Visitors from Australia, Germany, and China practiced and competed alongside Team USA hopefuls. Competitors ranged in age from 8 to 73. Adult and youth championships were held simultaneously, with their separate events held on opposite radio bands to avoid interference.

Events began on August 1, with foxoring, a combination of radio direction finding and classic orienteering on 80 meters, followed the next day with the sprint event. The classic 2-meter and 80-meter adult and youth competitions took place on August 3 and 4.

"Sprint ARDF is a fast-paced event, where quick thinking generally beats fast running," ARRL ARDF Co-Coordinator Charles Scharlau, NZ0I, explained. "The courses are short enough that elite competitors can complete them in 15 minutes.

Because of the large number of young people taking part, awards were presented in youth categories M10, M12, M14, M16, W12, and W14. Parents of younger age-group participants were allowed to follow their sons and daughters but not assist them.

"American youth competitors held their own, despite the stiff competition," Scharlau said. In a crowded field of 10 M14 competitors, Tobias Reed took overall gold in the 80-meter classic, silver in sprint, and bronze in foxoring. Other American youth medalists included M12 competitor Marcus Enochs, who won silver in foxoring; M10 competitor Gavin Burkhead, who picked up the gold in foxoring, and M10 competitor James Harker, who went home with gold in the 2-meter classic.

Contact the ARRL ARDF Committee for more information on ARDF and on attending, participating in, or hosting ARDF competitions. ARDF participants do not need an Amateur Radio license. For more information on Amateur Radio Direction Finding, visit the Homing In website of Joe Moell, K0OV.


The ARRL Letter

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by KB9CFH on August 16, 2019 Mail this to a friend!
I hope you got LOTS of video footage. ARDF LITHUANIA is nice to watch but it would be nice to hear someone speak English. Also HEADSET audio would be nice thank you.
If you have Technical videos of the set-up and equipment used it would help. Especially the 80 meter antennas and the SPRINT controllers and transmitters for the 12 transmitters.
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