The thirteenth annual USA ARDF Championships will take place on the second week and weekend of October 2013 in the Birkhead Mountain Wilderness near Asheboro, North Carolina. This year’s USA Championships are being combined with the Seventh ARDF Championships of International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 (North and South America). The competitive courses will be open to anyone of any age, with or without an Amateur Radio license.
The training sessions, sprints and foxoring will be October 9 - 11, followed by full-course 2m and 80m competitions on the weekend of October 12 - 13, followed by awards ceremonies.
Organizing these championships are Joseph Huberman K5JGH, the Event Director, and Ruth Bromer WB4QZG, the Registrar. Setting the courses will be Nadia Scharlau with radio support by Charles Scharlau NZ0I. Sponsoring organization is the Backwoods Orienteering Klub.
Registration is now open. Latest event information, directions, rules and detailed schedule are in the official 2013 USA/R2 ARDF Championships Web site (www.ardf.us). Transmitter parameters and suggestions for nearby lodging and dining will be added soon. More information about ARDF in the USA is in the Homing In Web site (www.homingin.com).
Joe Moell K0OV
USA ARDF Coordinator