Texas ARDF: Amateur Radio Direction Finding
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Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) or radio orienteering is a challenging adventure race of finding radio transmitters on foot, using radio receiver, map, and compass in diverse, wooded terrain. ARDF joins orienteering skills like the proper use of topographic maps, compass skills, and locational awareness, with technical radio direction finding skills using hand-held portable receivers and antennas. It's a great mental and physical challenge enjoyed worldwide.

ARDF is great fun for young and old alike - an opportunity for personal challenge in the great outdoors!

News   Events

-   The 2016 United States ARDF Championships will be held in Central Texas! The event is open to anyone - there is no previous ARDF experience required, nor are competitors required to have an amateur radio license. Four competitive events as well as practice events will be offered. Most events will be held on terrain with brand new orienteering maps never before used in competition.
-   Texas ARDF and the Austin Orienteering Club (AOC) will be sponsoring the 2016 United States Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships April 6-10, 2016 in Bell County and Williamson County, Texas.
-   Results of the 2008 United States ARDF Championships are now online. Co-sponsored with the Houston Orienteering Club, the championships were held in Bastrop, Texas, May 8-10, 2008.
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Last updated: 17 April 2016