Ken Harker WM5R
2008 USA ARDF Championships


Jen and I hosted the Eighth USA ARDF Championships held May 8-10, 2008, in Bastrop, Texas. The competition was held in Bastrop State Park. As we were very involved in the organization and execution of the competition, we did not take as many photos as we have in years past.

These photos are copyright © 2008 Jennifer Harker and Kenneth E. Harker. All rights reserved.


The competitors plus Ken and Jen on Friday morning, before the 144 MHz competition start.
The impound area before the 144 MHz competition start.
Marvin Johnston KE6HTS, getting the SportIdent computations ready inside the Group Dining Hall on Friday.
On Saturday, competitors arrive at the impound area for the 3.5 MHz competition, including Dick Arnett WB4SUV and Jay Hennigan WB6RDV.
Jerry Boyd WB8WFK, Charles Scharlau NZ0I, and Jay Thompson W6JAY, in the start corridor.
Harley Leach KI7XF, getting his map squared away.
Bill Smathers KG6HXX.
Nadia Scharlau, Scott Moore KF6IKO, and Dale Hunt WB6BYU.
Valerie Gueorguiev, Randy Friesenhahn KA5IIA, and Dick Arnett WB4SUV.
Matt Robbins AA9YH, Jay Hennigan WB6RDV, and Bob Cooley KF6VSE.
Vadim Afonkin, Michael Bayern W2CVZ, and Mike Urich KA5CVH.
Nadia Scharlau is the first to cross the finish line in the 3.5 MHz competition.
Charles Scharlau NZ0I crosses the finish line, winning the M40 category.
Vadim Afonkin crosses the finish line. Despite having to find all five transmitters, Vadim had the shortest overall time on course of any competitor.
Harley Leach KI7XF, striding down the finish corridor, on his way to a first place finish in the M60 category.
Jim George N3BB and Larry Hammel K5OT, volunteers who helped with the start area. Larry helped out on Thursday and Friday as well.
Valerie Gueorguiev comes into the finish. Valerie came to the competition from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
April Moell WA6OPS attends to some scratches on Jay Thompson W6JAY.
Dale Martin KG5U, a volunteer who helped all three days of the competition. Dale helped set out and collect controls both Friday and Saturday, and recorded runners coming across the finish line. Dale is an experienced geocacher, so he felt right at home in the woods.
Dick Arnett WB4SUV arrives at the finish.
Mike Urich KA5CVH.
Matt Robbins AA9YH came in second in the M40 category.
Dale Hunt WB6BYU sprints into the finish.
Dale Hunt WB6BYU compares his map and bearings with a copy of the map that has the transmitter locations marked on it.
Harley Leach KI7XF and Dick Arnett WB4SUV, who both ran in the M60 category, compare notes on their runs.
Scott Moore KF6IKO finished in third place.
Bill Smathers KG6HXX punches in at the finish.
Nadia Scharlau, Harley Leach KI7XF, Charles Scharlau NZ0I, and Dale Hunt WB6BYU.
Scott Moore KF6IKO downloads his SportIdent information at Computations.

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