Joe Burkhead KE8MKR, gave a presentation on Radio Orienteering aka Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) aka fox hunting. This is an “on foot” competition for transmitter hunting. “Fox Oring” is a variation of the sport of Amateur Radio Direction Finding and is a timed race in which individual competitors use a topographic map and a magnetic compass to navigate through diverse, wooded terrain while searching for radio transmitters. The term is derived from the use of the term fox hunting to describe recreational radio direction finding activity and an abbreviation of the word orienteering or “Foxoring”.
Joe competes on the USA Team and has been to the World competition as well. Joe also helps coordinate the national competition.
Upcoming ARDF Competitions –
- October 7, 2023 10 am to 2 pm at Park Linden in Chelsea
- October 7-13, 2024
If you would like help volunteer, please contact Joe by emailing: radioO2024@gmail.com . All updates are on the ARDF facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/2024USRadioO . Lots of things to do such as: putting up and taking down transmitters and equipment and start line and finish line crews for officiating, just to name a few!
Check it out!