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 2018

2018 — IARU Championships

19th IARU World ARDF Championships, South Korea

Date: September 2-8, 2018
Venue: Sokcho
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2nd IARU World Youth ARDF Championship, Czech Republic

Date: June 30-July 4, 2018
Venue: Doksy
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World ARDF Championship 2016 is expected to beat the records

The World ARDF Championship will be organized in Albena, Bulgaria between 3 and 9 of September 2016. Albena is a high level resort at Black Sea coast. It is exactly the place where the last IARU Region 1 General Conference was held.

The Championship is expected to be a huge event. So far 374 participants from 33 countries from 4 continents have declared their intention to take part in it. The number is expected to reach 400 participants from 39 countries, thus beating the records to the moment.

All details (including those for some preliminary events) can be found in

Everybody is welcome, visitors, too.