This week New Mexico Orienteers club president Gerald (Jerry) Boyd is in Croatia, competing in the 15th ARDF World Championships. ARDF is amateur radio direction finding, a sport closely related to orienteering. The event website http://www.ardf2010.com/ shows that the United States of America is being represented by 15 competitors, 2 officials, and 4 visitors. Competitors for the USA range in age from 69 to 25.
Team USA team members:
Class Team members
M40 Afonkin, Vadim; Boyd, Gerald
M50 Neal, George; Hunt, Dale; Hennigan, Jay
M60 Cooley, Robert; Leach, Harley; Arnett, Dick
W21 Mezhevaya, Alla; Huberman, Lori
W60 Leach, Karla; Bromer, Ruth
With blessings from ARRL and New Mexico Orienteers and other competition groups in New Mexico, northern New Mexico has been offered as the venue for the ARDF Championships in 2011. Prior region II and national ARDF Championships were held in New Mexico in 2001 and 2005. Stay tuned.