ARDF Rules

Rules for Championships in Amateur Radio Direction Finding

The ARDF Working Group maintains rules for international ARDF Championships, in particular IARU Region 1 championships and world championships held in Region 1. These rules may also serve as a guideline for national rules and for rules in other IARU regions.

The IARU Region 1 Child Protection Policy is mandatory for all participants — organizers, team officials and competitors — of the IARU ARDF Championships.

The rules are divided in two parts. Part A deals with the organisation of championships must be changed by the IARU Region 1 General Conference. Part B deals with the actual competition. Changes to part B are approved by the ARDF Working Group.

ARDF Events in IARU Region 1 2017

2017 — IARU Championships

21st IARU Region 1 ARDF Championships, Lithuania

Date: September 4-10, 2017
Venue: Druskininkai Spa Resort
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1st IARU World Youth ARDF Championship, Slovakia

Date: June 30-July 4, 2017
Venue: Turčianské Teplice
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11th IARU Region 3 ARDF Championships, Mongolia

Date: August 20-25, 2017
Venue: Ulaanbaatar
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PS Open 59th Lithuanian ARDF Championship, Lithuania

Date: August 3–6, 2017
Venue: Tytuvėnai

PS Czech 5days ARDF — 2x National level competition + Czech open foxoring championship + Czech open sprint championship + Czech open relays championship, Czech Republic

Date: July 4–9, 2017
Venue: Svratka

PSBolek & Lolek Cup — Polish ARDF Championship, Poland

Date: June 23–25, 2017
Venue: Bielsko-Biała

SM Open Nordic ARDF Championship, Sweden

Date: July 28–30, 2017
Venue: Grönklitt

LY International Lithuanian ARDF Championship, Lithuania
(2x classics + sprint + foxoring)

Date: August 3-6, 2017

LZ Four Days ARDF at Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

Date: July 12–16, 2017
Venue: Primorsko
Registration deadline: April 30
There will be Sprint, Foxoring, 2m and 80m Classic ARDF Courses.

2016 — IARU Championships

LZ18th IARU World ARDF Championships, Bulgaria

Date: September 3-9, 2016
Venue: Albena
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LA17th IARU Region 1 Youth ARDF Championship, Norway

Date: July 2-5, 2016
Venue: Oslo
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Open National Events

DLHAM RADIO International Exhibition, Germany

Date: June 24 - 26, 2016
Venue: Friedrichshafen
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DLInternational German Championships

Date: August 6-7, 2017
Venue: Saarbruecken


ARDF World Cup, Bulgaria

Date: August 29 - September 3, 2016 (prior to World Championships)
Venue: Albena