Monday, September 24, 2012

US Foxhunters Bring Home 13 Medals

Americans won 13 medals at September's World Championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF), held in Serbia. In the past, the US team had won no more than two medals, none gold, according to ARRL ARDF Coordinator Joe Moell, K0OV, who is also moderator of the CQ World Wide Foxhunting Weekend.

The U.S. team of 13 competitors faced off against a field of more than 330 participants from 33 countries, winning four gold medals and three silvers in the process. This year's competition included three new events, the "World Cup" for individual competitors rather than teams, the ARDF Sprint and Foxoring, which combines foxhunting and orienteering. The next ARDF World Championships will be held in 2014 in Kazakhstan.