Radio-orienteering WC, Kazakhstan 2014

In September 2014 a team of 10 Swedish radio-orienteers go to Kazakhstan, to participate in the 17th World Championships in ARDF. Hans 57, is one member of the team.

Hans go to Almaty in the end of August to investigate the country on his own, before the competitions started.

The Swedish team in Kazakhstan 2014.
The competition logotype.

The official program

The 17th World ARDF Championships is held in Burabay, Kazakhstan in September 2014.

  • Arrival for classics (as well as for all events).
  • Training on 80m and 2m bands, official opening.
  • First classic competition, awarding.
  • Cultural event.
  • Second classic competition, awarding, arrival for Sprint and Foxoring.
  • Training for Sprint and Foxoring competitions, in the afternoon Sprint competition, awarding.
  • Foxoring competition, awarding, closing ceremony and banquet.
  • Departure.

ARDF Bulletin 1 – 2014-03-13

ARDF Bulletin 2 – 2014-05-26

ARDF Bulletin 3 – 2014-08-09

Swedish team card.

The Swedish Team

The Swedish team consists of 10 runners from Stockholm and Västerås. In addition the chairman of the jury is Swedish and Sweden has one international referee.

Category                Call sign
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W21  Jitka Zakova       -        Stockholm
M40  Henrik Lindell     -        Stockholm
M50  Ingvar Ehrsson     SA0AMM   Stockholm
M50  Jan Palmquist      SM5FUG   Västerås
M50  Hans Sundgren      SM5SVM   Västerås
M60  Gunnar Svensson    SM0-668  Stockholm
M60  Rolf Svensson      SM5DIY   Västerås
M70  Olle Nilsson       SM0KON   Stockholm
M70  Andras Paál        HG0HK    Stockholm
M70  Gunnar Fagerberg   -        Stockholm
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Chariman of the jury: 
     PA Nordwaeger      SM0BGU   Stockholm
International referee: 
     Lars Nordgren      SM0OY    Stockholm
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Swedish team card as photo print.

During the competitions the M70 team gets one gold and one bronze medal and Ingvar Ehrsson M50 gets a bronze medal.

Front side of name tag.

Name tag

All competitors get a name tag to be worn around the neck.

Back side of name tag with sponsors, for example Azimuth Energy.
The path from Astana to Burabay.

Bus to Burabay

The bus takes the participants from Astana to Burabay national park.

GPX file | Garmin data

Burabay national park location and map.
Burabay guidebook with map, 56 pages 230×160 mm.
The path from the hotel to the city center.

Walk from hotel

The Swedish team stay in Burabay village or just outside the village. Walk from the hotel to the city center.

GPX file | Garmin data

Map of Burabay area.
The location of the 4 competitions.

The competition arena

All 4 competitions were held around the lake Schuchye in Burabay.

Map of Burabay area.
QSL card UP17ARDF, front side.

Radio station UP17ARDF

Hans and Jan visits the special radio station UP17ARDF. Hans gets an eye-ball QSO with Ivan UN9LU.

QSL card UP17ARDF, back side.
Ivan also gives Hans his personal QSL card for amateur radio station UN9LU.
The path hotel in to city and then testing of equipment in the forest.

Testing of equipment

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GPX file | Garmin data

The path from Burabay to the competition area in Barmashino.

Bus trip to competition 3,5 MHz

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GPX file | Garmin data

Hans at the finish. [Photo: DG4AAN]

Competition 3,5 MHz

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The path from Burabay to Astana.

Bus trip

Recreation day in Astana.

GPX file | Garmin data

The path from Burabay to the competition area in Shchuchinsk.

Bus trip

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GPX file | Garmin data

Hans at the finish. [Photo: DG4AAN]

Competition 144 MHz

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The path from Burabay to the competition area in Barmashino.

Bus trip

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GPX file | Garmin data

Hans at the finish. [Photo: DG4AAN]

Competition Sprint 3,5 MHz

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Pool swimming

Pool swimming.

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GPX file | Garmin data

The path from Burabay to the competition area.

Bus trip with detour

The buses taking the runners to the completition area gets problem. The driver don't know the way.

A planned travel distance of 20 km and 30 minutes, becomes 60 km and 90 minutes.

GPX file | Garmin data

Hans at the finish. [Photo: DG4AAN]

Competition Foxoring 3,5 MHz

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Hans at the finish. [Photo: DG4AAN]
The path back from Burabay to Astana.

The travel back to Astana

The travel back to Astana by bus.

The rest of the trip is described in the photo album of the holiday: Trip to Kazakhstan 2014

GPX file | Garmin data

Photo information

Photographer

Hans Sundgren unless otherwise stated

Camera A

Canon Power Shot S100

Camera B

Apple iPhone 4

Kamera C

GoPro Hero 3