Radio-orienteering WC, China 2000

In 2000 Hans (age 43), as a member of the Swedish radio-orienteering team, goes to China to participate in the 9th World Championships in Nanjing.

ARDF WC 2008 logotype

The official program

The Swedish team consists of 6 members that attend the following program.

Flight from Arlanda to Frankfurt to Shangai
Arrival in Shanghai
Sightseeing in Shanghai and bus to Nanjing
Registration
Training on both bands, opening ceremony
144 MHz Competition
Free day, sightseeing in Nanjing
3.5 MHz Competition and awarding ceremony, farewell banquet
Departure from Shanghai to Frankfurt to Arlanda

ARDF World Championships logotype
The symbol of the championships.

ARDF Program, 28 pages (23 MB)

Hans in Shanghai

Arriving in Shanghai

The travel started in Västerås. In Arlanda they had time to drink some beer. Many hours later they landed in Shanghai.

From the Shanghai airport the team takes the high-speed train to Shanghai and then a bus takes them to the Ocean Hotel for a 1-night stay. The hotel is located only 400 meters from the Huangpu River.

Leif Zettervall at Arlanda
Leif Zettervall at Arlanda waiting to embarking the flight to Shanghai.
View from bus in Shanghai
View from the bus in Shanghai.
Hans in Shanghai

Seightseeing in Shanghai

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Hans in Shanghai

Seightseeing in Nanjing

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Hans in Shanghai

Book about Nanjing

The English/Chinese tourist book, printed 1999, from Foreign Language Press helps to get an overview of the city.

The book introduces the city with the words: "Nanjing is a famous historic city described as 'a birthplace of southern beauties and a habitat of roayl rulers' by ancient Chinese poets.

Leif Zettervall at Arlanda
Small tourist map of Nanjing.
Leif Zettervall at Arlanda
Description of the Sacred Path to Xiaoling Mausoleum.
Hans in Shanghai

The hotel

The ARDF teams from 27 countries stay at the Jiangsu New Century Hotel at the Xuanwu Lake,close to the railway station Zhanquian Square.

The photo shows the view from the hotel.

Hans in Shanghai
The location of the hotel marked on the tourist map of Nanjing.
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Hans in Shanghai

The hotel room

Hans and Jan share a room and they keep the room tidy, according to their standard. The photo shows Hans' suitcase at his bed.

Leif Zettervall at Arlanda
Hans adjusts his equipment.
Leif Zettervall at Arlanda View from bus in Shanghai
As the Swedish Team Leader, Jan receives a beautiful flower arrangement.
Hans in Shanghai

Training and checking transmitters

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Leif Zettervall at Arlanda
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Leif Zettervall at Arlanda
Gunnar Svensson checks the direction of transmitter on 144 MHz.
View from bus in Shanghai
Olle Nilsson checks the registration device.
Hans in Shanghai

The opening ceremony

The Swedish national team consists of:

  • Hans Sundgren, Oldtimer
  • Jan Palmquist, Oldtimer
  • Gunnar Svensson, Oldtimer
  • Gunnar Fagerberg, Veteran
  • Leif Zettervall, Veteran
  • Olle Nilsson, Veteran
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Hans in Shanghai

Tactical talk

Before the first race, the Swedish team has a meeting with the team leader discussion tactics.

Hans in Shanghai

144 MHz

The first race is on 144 MHz.

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Seightseeing in Nanjing

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Climbing the Nanjing wall

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3.5 MHz, Waiting at the start area

The runners that starts late in the day have to spend many hours in the start area with nothing to do.

Leif Zettervall at Arlanda View from bus in Shanghai
Hans in Shanghai

3.5 MHz, finishing the race

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Hans in Shanghai

The 3,5 MHz track

The positions of the posts for category Oldtimer 3,5 MHz together with Hans beartings and his running track.

"Från start till 4:an (höjdskillnad 140 m) gjorde jag misstaget att gå in för tidigt mot kontrollen. Radiobäringen visade lite fel genom avböjning mot berget. Genom att tvingas in i det helgröna området tog det för lång tid till denna första kontroll. I princip fick man slå sig fram med farten 10 meter per minut på vissa ställen. Sträckan 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 – mål, gick sedan som en dans fastän jag fick klättra upp 120 m till 2:an också."

Hans in Shanghai

After the race talk

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Leif Zettervall at Arlanda
Hans in Shanghai

Awarding ceremony

Arne Kristianssen from Norway got a medal.

Leif Zettervall at Arlanda

The World Champion 3.5 MHz Karel Fucik from Czeck republic, together with no. 2 from Czeck republic and no. 3 from Hungary.

Hans in Shanghai

Press

Västmanlands läns tidning hade en notis den 19 oktober.

Results

144 MHz OLDTIMER, individual -----------
 1  JANOS OROSI         Hungary    57:43
20  HANS SUNDGREN       Sweden    100:50
33  GUNNAR SVENSSON     Sweden    117:39
35  JAN PALMQUIST       Sweden    118:48

144 MHz OLDTIMER, team -----------------
 1                      Russia    133:06
11                      Sweden    218:29

144 MHz VETERAN, individual ------------
 1  JOZSEF CSERHATI     Hungary    74:48
10  GUNNAR FAGERBERG    Sweden    114:07
14  OLLE NILSSON        Sweden    114:44
    LEIF ZETTERVALL     Sweden   OverRun

144 MHz VETERAN team -------------------
 1                      Russia    185:54
 5                      Sweden    228:51
 
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3,5 MHz, OLDTIMER, individual ----------
 1  KONSTANTIN ZELENSKY	Russia	   54:38
22  HANS SUNDGREN       Sweden     98:41
24  GUNNAR SVENSSON     Sweden    103:16
31  JAN PALMQUIST       Sweden    125:55

3,5 MHz, OLDTIMER, team ----------------
 1                      Russia    116:55
 9                      Sweden    201:57

3,5 MHz, VETERAN, individual -----------
 1  JOSEF TUTTMAN       Germany    67:37
12  GUNNAR FAGERBERG    Sweden    107:41
14  OLLE NILSSON        Sweden    124:36
20  LEIF ZETTERVALL     Sweden    122:33

3,5 MHz, VETERAN, team -----------------
 1                      Russia    149:08
 4                      Sweden    232:17
Kameran

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Fotograf: Hans Sundgren Kamera: Konica Revio Z2 APS