Getting Started in ARDF

 - Your First Equipment
It doesn't take much to get started in the sport of ARDF. Learn about the equipment options and how to decide on what you want to use.
 - Taking Bearings
One of the fundamental skills in ARDF is using a directional antenna to determine the bearing from which a signal is radiating. Learn about how different equipment designs require different techniques.
 - Basic Map Skills
Navigate through the woods with confidence by learning how to read and use topographic maps. Know where you are, where you need to go, and how to get there without getting lost!
 - Your First Practice Event
At your first ARDF practice event, you will use map skills, take bearings, plan routes, and experience the thrill of finding a transmitter on your own. Multiple transmitters add to the challenge and fun of the sport!
 - Your First Competition
ARDF competitions have a structured start sequence to ensure that competitors do not gain a competitive advantage over one another. Learn about what to expect from your first competition.

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