Welcome to the RSGB DF Committee web pages dedicated to DF Hunting to the International Rules as promulgated by the IARU.
If you are in any way a competitive person you will be attracted by IARU style DF hunts. With up to five hidden transmitters to find in a fixed time, the adrenalin starts to flow on the start line! Look at the Events page for details of UK competitions.
There is a well-established forum for discussing ARDF, follow the link below to sign up and participate.
Please note that this forum is not hosted on an RSGB website.
IARU Region 1 Championships 2013
Click here for the results.
This event was held at Kadowa Zdroi, South West Poland. 7-14 September 2013.
RSGB International ARDF festival 2013
This was held in the Surrey Hills near Dorking, over the weekend of 17/18/19 May 2013. The Festival incorporated the British Championships 2013.
RSGB International ARDF Championships 2014
It is proposed to run BC2014 in the Midlands of England (to the west and north of Birmingham) over the weekend of 9/10/11 May 2014. This is a provisional date subject to obtaining the land clearances required for the event.
The RSGB has some equipment available to Affiliated Societies and Scout/Cadet groups on loan.
The package comprises four 80m transmitters configured for 30 second transmissions in a two minute cycle. Ten PJ80 receivers are provided and these are shipped without batteries (to reduce shipping weight) or headphones (3.5mm stereo plug).
The transmitters are very low power but are audible over distances of the order of 400m. Groups borrowing the equipment are required pay the cost of insured carriage to/from the RSGB (£25 approx each way via Royal Mail) and also the cost of any damage (usually broken whip aerials!)
E Mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking or to ask for further information.
UK sourced equipment is now available. David Deane G3ZOI is selling (on a non-commercial basis) a kit for a combined 2m receiver and a 'tape beam' antenna at a very reasonable cost. Click here for further details of all David's offerings.
Bob Titterington G3ORY has run out of the 80m receiver kits. A redesign has commenced but the new kit will not be available until later in 2013.
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