Amateur radio direction finding (ARDF, also known as radio orienteering and radiosport) is an amateur racing sport that combines radio direction finding with the map and compass skills of orienteering. It is a timed race in which individual competitors use a topographic map, a magnetic compass and radio direction finding apparatus to navigate through diverse wooded terrain while searching for radio transmitters. The rules of the sport and international competitions are organized by the International Amateur Radio Union. The sport has been most popular in Eastern Europe, Russia, and China, where it was often used in the physical education programs in schools.

ARDF events use radio frequencies on either the 2 meter or 80 meter amateur radio bands. These two bands were chosen because of their universal availability to amateur radio licensees in all countries. The radio equipment carried by competitors on a course must be capable of receiving the signal being transmitted by the five transmitters and useful for radio direction finding, including a radio receiver, attenuator, and directional antenna. Most equipment designs integrate all three components into one handheld device.

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Belgian Calendar 2019 :

  • 13/04/2019 (All day) 80m Fox-O-ring @ Oudenaarde (ODE)
  • 20/04/2019 (All day) 2m ARDF @ Achel Witte Berg (NLB)
  • 27/04/2019 (All day) 80m Fox-O-ring @ Kortrijk (KTK)
  • 11/05/2019 (All day) 80m ARDF @ Aalter (TLS)
  • 18/05/2019 (All day) 80m Fox-O-ring @ Boom (OSA)
  • 25/05/2019 (All day) 2m ARDF @ Lembeke (TLS)
  • 08/06/2019 (All day) 2m ARDF @ De Panne (KTK)
  • 29/06/2019 (All day) 80m ARDF @ Herselt (DST)
  • 06/07/2019 (10:00) Nederlands kampioenschap ARDF
  • 07/07/2019 (All day) 2m – 80m Otterjacht
  • 13/07/2019 (All day) 80m cyclo ARDF (TLS)
  • 20/07/2019 (All day) NK 80m Fox-O-ring @ Maasmechelen
  • 21/07/2019 – 10:00 Belgisch Kampioenschap 80m ARDF (TLS)
  • 21/07/2019 – 14:00 Belgisch Kampioenschap 2m ARDF
  • 03/08/2019 (All day) 80m ARDF @ Achel (NLB)
  • 10/08/2019 (All day) 2m ARDF (TRA)
  • 16/08/2019 (All day) 80m Edwins jacht op het vossenjong (TLS)
  • 24/08/2019 (All day) 80m Fox-O-ring @ Gent (GNT)
  • 21/09/2019 (All day) 80m ARDF @ Ursel (TLS)
  • 28/09/2019 (All day) 80m Fox-O-ring @ Brasschaat
  • 05/10/2019 (All day) 2m ARDF @ Waasland
  • 26/10/2019 (All day) 80m Fox-O-ring @ Lichtaart (OSA)
  • 31/10/2019 (All day) 80m nacht Fox-O-ring @ Deinze (TLS)
  • 02/11/2019 (All day) 2m ARDF @ Westouter (KTK)
  • 07/12/2019 (All day) 80m Sinterklaas Fox-O-ring @ Lembeke (TLS)