Date : 09 / 09 / 2017
Author : Jim Linton – VK3PC
Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) competitions in the USA, and at the IARU Region 3 championship in Mongolia – saw the WIA Team win a swag of medals. Ewen VK3OW, Jenelle VK3FJTE and Jack VK3WWW were at the Harrison Ohio event in July, which was coupled with the IARU Region 2 ARDF Championships. Fierce competition saw them win medals. Then they broke up, most back to Australia for a rest, and another caught up with a stateside relative.
Next was the 11th IARU Region 3 Championships hosted by the Mongolian Radio Sports Federation. The original three were joined by Peter VK3ADY and Kristian VK3FDAC. The WIA Team of five scored well in the medal tally. Congratulations to all.
IARU ARDF events need WIA membership, but the competing expense is borne by the individual. A full story has been written for a future Amateur Radio magazine by Jack Bramham VK3WWW, the WIA ARDF Coordinator.