The Sport of Amateur Radio Direction Finding

Tuesday June 11, 2019 Written by Toby

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Before geocaching was a thing (but, really, was it ever a thing?) there was foxhunting, or amateur radio direction finding (ARDF). The sport, which still attracts a worldwide following to this day, involves tasking people armed with hodgepodge receivers and antennas to track down four or five radio transmitters hidden in challenging terrain. Linzs-based photographer Florian Voggeneder tagged along on one such foxhunt, capturing competitors who, without this explanatory context, look like joggers taking an unnecessarily unwieldy approach to playing their morning exercise playlist.

If this sounds like something you’d like to tune into, 22 countries will be participating in the International Amateur Radio Union’s 22nd international ARDF championships from 2 to 8 September this year in Rogla, Slovenia. We’ll let you track down the address yourself.

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