• 2020 ARDF World Championships and 2020 WYAC Canceled
    8 May 2020 - Based upon the feedback received from the IARU Region 1 ARDF Working Group members and IARU Region 2 and Region 3 ARDF Coordinators, the 2020 ARDF World Championships in Serbia and the 2020 World Youth ARDF Championships (WYAC) in Slovenia have been canceled and will be re-scheduled with the same host societies and locations for similar dates in 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For more details see https://www.iaru-r1.org/about-us/committees-and-working-groups/ardf/.
  • 2020 USA ARDF Championships Canceled
    30 March 2020 - The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) has announced that the United States ARDF Championships has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For more details see http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-direction-finding.
  • 2020 USA ARDF Championships to be Held Near Boston
    16 January 2020 - The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) has announced that the United States ARDF Chanmpionships has been scheduled for June 9-14 in the Boston, Massachusetts area. More details and registration information will be available at https://ardfusa.org/.
  • 12th IARU Region 3 ARDF Championships Canceled
    19 June 2019 - The Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC) has announced that the ARDF championships for IARU Region 3, originally scheduled for 21-27 September 2019, have been cancelled. The Region 3 ARDF Committee is exploring other options for the 2019 championships, but acknowledges that the likelihood of finding an alternative at such a late date is a "low possibility".
  • New ARRL ARDF Coordinator Announced
    19 June 2019 - After 21 years as ARRL ARDF Coordinator, Joe Moell K0OV has stepped down. He has been an active promoter, book author, article writer, and organizer of radio direction finding and ARDF competitions in the United States of America. Joe plans to continue to update his Homing In web site, which has been a vital resource to the global ARDF community. ARRL President Rick Roderick K5UR has appointed Jerry Boyd WB8WFK of Albuquerque, New Mexico as the new ARRL ARDF Coordinator.
  • 19th World ARDF Championships Final Report
    29 January 2019 - The Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL) has published the final report from the 19th World ARDF Championships. The document includes final results, maps from each event, and reports from the jury and organizers. You can download the report here (PDF format, 11.7 MB).
  • New ARDF Rules
    13 January 2019 - The IARU Region 1 ARDF Working Group has published a new version of the ARDF Rules. These rules are also commonly used in international competitions in IARU Regions 2. The new rules, and a documen of changes, are available here.
  • IARU Region 2 ARDF Survey
    8 January 2019 - Results (in PDF format) from the first IARU Region 2 ARDF Community Survey are now online here in Spanish and English. Please share with anyone and everyone interested in ARDF in Region 2.
  • 2019 Tenth IARU Region 2 ARDF Championships
    1-4 August 2019 - The 2019 IARU Region 2 ARDF Championships (held in conjunction with the United States ARDF Championships) will be in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. For more details, see Event Information.
  • 2019 IARU World Youth ARDF Championship
    30 June - 4 July 2019 - The Ukrainian Amateur Radio League (UARL) will host the third World Youth ARDF Championship for competitors up to age 16. IARU members societies should submit their Letter of Intent to participate by 20 January 2019. For more details, see here.
  • IARU Region 2 ARDF Survey
    1 November 2018 - The first IARU Region 2 ARDF Community Survey is now online at https://surveyhero.com/c/e215f18d. Please share with anyone and everyone interested in sharing feedback about ARDF in Region 2. THe survey will remain open through November.

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The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) represents the interests of Amateur Radio operators worldwide, and is the international organizing body for ARDF. IARU Region 2 is the regional organization for the American continent, the Caribbean, and some islands of the Pacific. The IARU Region 2 ARDF Coordinator encourages and supports the growth of the sport of ARDF in IARU Region 2, coordinates international activities with Regions 1 and 3, and reports to the IARU Region 2 Executive Commitee. region.


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