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ARRL ARDF Committee

ARRL Radio Orienteering Committee

The ARRL Radio Orienteering Committee serves to fulfill, in the name of ARRL, those responsibilities assigned to IARU member societies that participate in Amateur Radio Direction Finding as administered by the IARU regional organizations. Those responsibilities include assigning a society representative to represent the League in an IARU regional ARDF administrative committee or working group, and delegating single competitors or teams to participate in international competitions. When authorized by its corresponding IARU regional organization a member society may organize a World or Regional Championship.

  • Terms of Reference

    The purpose, responsibilities, and authority of the Committee are specified in the ToR document. Go Now

  • Committee Members

    Committee positions are usually appointed annually. Go Now

Radio Orienteering Working Documents

The ARRL Radio Orienteering Committee administers the sport in the USA. These documents apply to ARRL-sanctioned events. Those organizing informal practices and training sessions also might find much of this information useful.

  • USA ARDF Rules

    These are the rules followed at ARRL-sanctioned USA ARDF events. Read More

  • Event Sanctioning

    Learn about the process for organizing ARDF events sanctioned by ARRL. Read More

  • Event Planning

    Learn about all that goes into planning for a sanctioned ARDF event. Read More

  • Event Equipment

    Learn about all that is needed to put on a sanctioned ARDF event. Read More

  • Event Brochure

    Spread the word about the benefits of organizing a sanctioned ARDF event! Read More

  • Application

    Apply to host a sanctioned ARDF event. Fill out the form, don't worry if some items are blank. Read More

  • Course Design and Set

    Guidelines for designing and setting Radio Orienteering courses to maximize fairness. (It often is not possible to adhere to ALL the recommendations.) Read More

  • USA Radio Orienteering

    ARRL Radio Orienteering Committee

Contact the ARRL ARDF Committee

Questions or comments? Please contact the ARRL Radio Orienteering Committee at


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