Photos of the 2014 USA ARDF Championships

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Due to unforseen and unavoidable circumstances, April and I were unable to attend the 2014 USA ARDF Championships.  This is the first time in 14 years that we have missed this event.  Since I would be unable to take photos this year, I asked others to do so.  Marvin Johnston KE6HTS, did a great job of capturing the action in this event, as you can see in the photos on pages 1 through 3.  A sample of the photos of Ken Harker WM5R is on page 4.  --Joe Moell


Activities opened on Thursday, June 5 with the sprint event, which takes place on the 80-meter band.  For some participants, it was their first time to perform direction-finding on that band.  Bob Ravenstein W1FDR (at left) is learning how to use the 80m set that he borrowed from Vadim Afonkin KB1RLI. 

All scoring was electronic using SportIdent.  At the end of the sprint, Yuri Kolesnikov of Ukraine approaches the finish control.  Afterwards, he will download his "e-stick" at the computer table. 

Thursday was a rainy day.  Like many others, Jen Harker W5JEN kept her map and her RDF equipment inside a plastic bag.

Ken Harker WM5R dries off and downloads inside the computer pop-up.  Running the computer equipment is volunteer Ed Despard.

More competitors arrived on Friday for the foxoring event at Lynn Woods.  Addison Bosley KJ4VCV is getting his map from Vadim Afonkin KB1RLI just before his turn to start out. 

Foxoring is an 80-meter event.  Sergei Storkov KD5RNL is using a Russian-made Altai RDF set. 

Foxoring competitors start out at two-minute intervals.  Bill Smathers KG6HXX punches the start control on his way. 

Nicolai Mejevoi awaits the go signal with hand poised to punch out. 

Leszek Lechowicz NI1L sets out on foxoring. 

Saturday's event was two meters at Breakheart Reservation.  One of the first to finish was Yuri Kolesnikov.

Getting some shade and download his stick is Klaus-Dieter Jurtz DM1KD of Germany. 

Here is Dick Arnett WB4SUV from Kentucky at the finish line. 

Bob Frey WA6EZV of Florida punches in. 

In the finish corridor is Grant Van Skiver VE7GVS of British Columbia. 

Here comes Joseph Huberman K5JGH, who was Meet Director for the 2013 USA ARDF Championships in North Carolina. 

Richard Metcalf AG1B downloads. 

Marji Garrett KJ4ZKC is in a great mood after finishing the two-meter event. 

All photos on this page by Marvin Johnston KE6HTS.

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