Radio-orienteering WC, Korea 2008

In September 2008 Hans (age 51), as a member of a the Swedish radio-orienteering team, goes to Korea to participate in the 14th World Championships in Hwaseong, south of Seoul.

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ARDF WC 2008 logotype

The official program

The Swedish team consists of 7 members who attended the following program.

Arrivals and registrations
Training on both bands, opening ceremony
144 MHz Competitions and awarding ceremony
Free day, excursion
3.5 MHz Competitions and awarding ceremony, farewell party
Departure of participants

To enable time for time adjustments (–7 hours) the team arrive one day earlier. They also spend one extra day in Hwaseong after the competitions.

ARDF Program, 12 pages (9 MB)

4-month training program

In the beginning of May Hans prepares a training program covering May to August for the Västerås team.

Training program

Departure from Västerås

From Västerås there are 5 participants: Leif Zettervall, Bo Lenander, Rolf Svensson, Jan Palmquist and Hans Sundgren.

They embark the bus to Arlanda airport from the bus terminal.

Photo: Jan Palmquist

Airports

The airplay ticket is bought 2019-05-26 for SEK 4747 on Internet, They travel with Finnair ( 8 september med ankomst 15.55 till Stockholm)

Departure Stockholm 14:10, arrival Helsinki 16:10.

Departure AY041 Helsinki 17:30, arrival Seoul next day 08:25.

Waiting at the Helsinki airport.
Arrival at Seul airport.

Photo: Leif Zettervall

Renting telephone at airport

The mobile phone network in South Korea is a CDMA network. Therefor, Hans' GSM mobile will not work there. So he rent a CDMA phone at the airport and is then prepared to send SMS and talk to his father and others in Sweden,

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Photo: Leif Zettervall

Bus from Seul airpoirt to Hwaseong

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A representative picks up the team from the Incheon Airport, for bus transport to Hwaseong.
Passing residential buildings.
Arrival at the hotel in Hwaseong.

Photo: Leif Zettervall

Dinner at the hotel

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Photo: Leif Zettervall

Walk in the village

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Photo: Leif Zettervall

Hotel La Vie D'or

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Photo: Leif Zettervall

The room

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Photo: Leif Zettervall

Event center Hwaseong

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Seightseeing tour to Seul

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Photo: Leif Zettervall

Changdeokgung Palace

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Photo: Leif Zettervall

Seul Tower

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Photo: Leif Zettervall

Dinner Seul

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Photo: Leif Zettervall

Training

Le Vie Dor .

The map for the training.
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Part of the training area has traditional Korean graves.
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Photo: Leif Zettervall

Opening ceremony

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Two countries with almost identical colours; Ukraina and Sweden represented by Mykola Velikanov and Hans Sundgren.
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A special stamp with ARDF motive was presented.

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Dinner at hotel

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Photo: Leif Zettervall

144 MHz race, in the starting area

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The receivers are placed under roof.
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144 MHz race

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The finish line.
Bo Lenander and Rolf Svensson inthe finish corridor.
Result presentation on laptop computers.

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Presentation of Samsung Semiconductors in the head office

Samsung factory visit

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Photo: Hans Sundgren

3.5 MHz race, in the starting area

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3.5 MHz race

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The finish line.
The finish line.
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Hans practising Korean eating equipment

Eating in Korea

Eating in Korea means you have to use steel pins instead of a fork and knife.

Bo, Hans and Rolf having an evening meal the day before departure.

Dinner ticket

In the competition center, the dinner was served in the hotel restaurant after handing over the dinner ticket.

Photo: Hans Sundgren

Presentation of Samsung Semiconductors in the head office

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During the championships the special call sign HL14ARDF was active from one room in the hotel.

Information to add

The Swedish runners saw one snake and some spiders, but no dangerous animals.

The hotel room had cupboards, a TV and a telephone, but no furniture... After some time we got simple beds and after some days we got two chairs and a small table. Anyway, we slept very well in the beds and were quite happy with the arrangement.

Travel home

The team start the travel home in the morning and arrive to Stockholm in the afternoon the same day.

Departure Seul 10:15 AY042, arrival Helsinki 14:05.

Departure Helsinki 16:00, arrival Stockholm 15:55.