Team USA at the 2012 World ARDF Championships

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Photos by Ruth Bromer WB4QZG, Jay Hennigan WB6RDV, Joseph Huberman K5JGH and Marvin Johnston KE6HTS

Eight of the thirteen Team USA members arrived early to compete in the World Cup preliminary event.  (WB6RDV)

Ruth Bromer WB4QZG in front of the event hotel.  (K5JGH)

Sightseeing at a monument on top of the hill above the hotel, about a 1/2-mile hike. Its openings are aligned to the compass points and there is a benchmark inside.  (WB6RDV)

This map was used for all four days of the ARDF World Cup, two days on two meters and two days on 80 meters.  The start and finish (triangle and circle) are in the northwest corner.  (WB6RDV)

On the first competition day of the World Cup, Jay Hennigan WB6RDV had to compete in street clothes.  His luggage was lost when his flight was delayed.  (WB4QZG)

The bus has arrived for at the World Cup competition site on Day 2.  The haze will clear soon.  (WB6RDV)

At the ARDF World Cup prior to the World Championships, there is no limit to the number of competitors from each nation.  The Chinese delegation was by far the largest.  In this photo, they're trying to stay warm before their times to start.  (WB6RDV)

Team USA members discuss strategy before the second two-meter event of the 2012 ARDF World Cup.  The same map was used for each World Cup day.  (WB6RDV)

The World Cup starting area with stations for clearing and checking electronic scoring sticks, map preparation and equipment impound.  (WB6RDV)

Closeup view of the 80-meter equipment in impound. These sets use loop antennas, but there were others on another tarp with ferrite rod antennas.  (WB6RDV)

Alla Mezhevaya received a bronze medal for her 80-meter World Cup runs in W35 category.  (WB6RDV)

Ruth Bromer WB4QZG received a World Cup bronze medal for her 80m performances in W60.  (WB6RDV)

A World Cup silver medal.  (WB6RDV)

All the chairs in the hall were removed after dinner, so everyone sat on the floor for the ARDF awards ceremony.  But they had to stand up for each national anthem.  (WB6RDV)

Checking 80-meter receivers on Model Event day are Lori Huberman, Joseph Huberman K5JGH and Jay Hennigan WB6RDV.  (WB4QZG)

The Second ARDF Championships for the Blind took place on Model Event Day.  Everyone had to wear opaque goggles for this event because some competitors had a little sight.  (KE6HTS)

On the bus to a competition site are Bob Cooley KF6VSE, Ruth Bromer WB4QZG and Jay Hennigan WB6RDV.  (K5JGH)

Karla Leach KC7BLA (left) was invited to present some medals.  Here she's giving one to Vadim Afonkin KB1RLI.  (K5JGH)

On ARDF competition day 1, Vadim Afonkin KB1RLI earned a gold medal for USA for his 80-meter run in M40 category.  (WB6RDV)

Bob Cooley KF6VSE received his third gold medal of these championships for winning the M70 two-meter event on ARDF ARDF compeition day 1.  (WB6RDV)

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