Radio-orienteering Nordic Championships, Norway 2019

In August 2019 a group of radio-orienteering runners from Västerås goes to Kongsberg in Norway to participate in the Nordic Championships in ARDF.

One car contains Bo Lenander 73, Rolf Svensson 73, Göran Pettersson 65, and Hans Sundgren 62.

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The Open Nordic ARDF Championships 2019 is held in Kongsberg in Norway. The competition center is the Kongsberg Vadrerhjem Bergmannen.

  • August 16: Sprint 3.5 MHz
  • August 17: Classic 144 MHz
  • August 18: Classic 3.5 MHz

The competitions are organized by Jon Sletvold, LA9NGA and the Norwegian Amateur Radio Relay League -NRRL together with local radio clubs.

2019-08-16: ARDF Bulletin 1

2019-08-16: ARDF Bulletin 2

2019-08-16: ARDF Bulletin 3

Departure from Västerås

Thursday morning, Hans is picked up from Rönnby at 09:00 by Rolf and the rest of the team.

GPX file | Garmin data

Lunch in Årjäng

The team stops in Årjäng for lunch at restaurang Krogeriet. .

Everyone eats delicious prime rib with potato wedges.
After lunch the car needs petrol. By conincidense they meet the other car from Västerås at the gas station, with Leif, Peter, Jan and Magnus.

The house

The team arrives to Kongsberg Vadrerhjem Bergmannen at 17:45.

>After check-in they take a walk down to the city and are back 20:30.

Morning swim in swimming hall

Hans leaves his sleeping friends at 06:00 and takes a 1,3 km walk over the Numedalslången to the Kongsberg swimming hall. Friday morning there is a special low-cost "morning swim" at 06:30-07:45.

GPX file | Garmin data

Kongsberg silver mine

The Sprint competion does not start until late afternoon so the team decides to do some sightseeing. They arrive just-in-time for the mining train departure 11:00.


Punching device

The competitions use the Emit system. Each runner gets a badge and 3 yellow backup-cards, one for each competition.

The ticket with intermediate times, received at the finish.

Sprint 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.

Full size film

Awarding ceremony in the dark

After the dinner the awardin ceremony of Sprint and 144 MHz takes place on the top of a hill, overlooking the lake.

The category medalists in Hans' category M60 Sprint: Robert Petersson, Jan Palmquist and Øivind Solli.

A final swimming

After the Sunday 3,5 MHz run, some runners takes a final bath in the lake. The bathing place with jetty and sauna is located just below the house.

GPX file | Garmin data

Final awarding ceremony

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.

The category medalists in Hans' category M60: Robert Petersson, Peter Ljungström and Christian Dons.

Returning home

After leaving the rented car at Helsinki airport, the team embarks the airplane OH-ATN for travel back to Bromma.

Jan Palmquist drives the car. Henrik Lindell on passenger seat.
Leif and Jan enters first followed by Henrik.

Boarding pass AY7085

Money and telephone

The telephone charges are low but the Euro is expensive.

The Euro is expensive at this time. Almost 11 SEK for one Euro.

Photographer: Hans Sundgren, with assistants

Cameras: Nikon Coolpix S9900, GoPro Hero5 Session and Apple iPhone 6.