The Open Nordic ARDF Championships 2018 is held in Raasepori in Finland. The competition center is the Sports Institute Kisakeskus, 100 km west of Helsinki in Finland.
The competitions are organized by Keijo Lehtosaari, OH2ETM and the Finnish Amateur Radio Society SRAL together with local radio clubs.
The airplane OH-ATI is a twin-engine turboprop with only one entrance at the back. The plane is operated by Norra, Nordic Regional Airlines and is of type ATR 72-500 from the French/Italian joint venture company Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de transport régional.
The team gets cabin number 5 that is located at the end of the road with a view over the lake.
The competitions use the Emit system. Each runner gets a badge and 3 yellow backup-cards, one for each competition.
Hans starts in the first start group at 16:00. The film is made by the organizer Keijo Lehtosaari and shows Hans path through the terrain, visiting 12 posts.
Each post transmits for 12 seconds that is shown in the animation by color coding.
Friday evening the team goes to the village Fiskars for an evening meal. They are hindered by ducks blocking the road.
After the dinner they discover that there is a warning sign for ducks. Henrik and Leif take a photo of the sign.
After the Saturday 144 MHz run, Jan and Hans spend 40 minutes in the house sauna. There is a nice view of the lake from the sauna.
After the dinner the awardin ceremony of Sprint and 144 MHz takes place on the top of a hill, overlooking the lake.
Sunday afternoon the final awarding ceremony for 3,5 MHz takes place at the hill. Jon Sletvold Norway is Nordic Champion on 3.5 MHz with Thomas Kaiser on 2:nd place and Ingvar Ehrsson on 3:rd place.
Hans gets his boarding pass by checking in via iPhone. At the airport he gets another conventional boarding pass when producing the baggage tag in an automat. He then has 3 boarding passes.
After leaving the rented car at Helsinki airport, the team embarks the airplane OH-ATN for travel back to Bromma.
Photographer: Hans Sundgren, with assistants
Cameras: Nikon Coolpix S9900, GoPro Hero5 Session and Apple iPhone 6.