I want to go to 19th 19th ARDF Championships 2013 Poland but Croatian Association for ARDF doesn't have money to pay us.
We need to pay all alone or find donations. So I please ask you to help me.
I'm in Croatia on rang: 1. (in Senior category (20-39 years) and I have 20 years)
Last year I been 1. in category M19.
Results from last year for representation (I'm Dominik Sopi?): HERE
ARDF - Amateur Radio Direction Finding - is an exciting branch of amateur radio activities, attracting people from youngsters and teenagers to experienced old timers and veterans. Participants of these events arrive to the spot annouced by the organiser, dress the sport garments suitable for running and start in small groups to meet the direction finding adventure. Their task is to discover - by taking radio bearings - four or five hidden low power transmitters, located in a forest in adequate distance each from other. The discovery of hidden transmitter has to be confirmed by personal presence at the spot and punching the starting ticket. The winner of the event is an amateur who discovers, visits all prescribed transmitters and appears at finish line in a shortest possible time.
ARDF is not only a joy for its enthusiasts. It is a powerful tool for attracting people, especially youngsters, towards the amateur radio. A thousands of nowadays experienced transmitting amateurs have started their amateur radio activity as ARDF competitors in a junior category. ARDF is the only amateur activity open to the public - usually there are hundreds of spectators at the start and finish of big events like regional or worldwide championships, which are usually served by the media - press, radio and TV. Thus - ARDF is a powerful tool of informing the society on the existence and aims of amateur radio. From the point of IARU and its international tasks - ARDF is often a mean of attracting the amateur societies in developing countries, leading them to join IARU.
Bulletin for Championship: HERE
Video about one ARDF Championship you can see in attachment.