Greetings from the President of Lithuanian Amateur Radio Society

Dear participants,

In the ham radio world, amateur radio direction finding (ARDF) is undoubtedly one of the significant activities, which contribute to not only the growth and popularity of the radio hobby itself, but also to the healthy and sportive lifestyle of anyone who might be interested in it.
ARDF is always a key part of the Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) event, where every year, a new generation of radio amateurs is born and is incorporated into our global community. Thanks to ARDF, in the minds of those newborns, the radio hobby is a thing where you can always leave your closed-space radio shack and grab a breath of fresh air while still enjoying the bands.
Lithuania is particularly proud and happy to host the 21st IARU Region 1 ARDF Championships of 2017. On behalf of the Lithuanian Amateur Radio Society, I would like to wish you all a very smooth and passionate participation and I hope that you will take back home with you only the best results and warmest memories.

Simonas Kareiva, LY2EN

President of Lithuanian Amateur Radio Society




Registration forms

Registration to the events form is here: Registration ARDF2017.


Registration form to training camp events is here: Registration training camp


Accommodation form is here: Accommodation and traveling form



1. When filling up the form please choose the category, year of birth, country from the lists, enter surname and name and SI card number. Please choose the order of the start groups for each event: 1- early start, 2- middle, 3- late start groups (it will be possible to change them according to your team’s information provided up to deadlines).

2.If a participant will take part in different categories, please use separate rows when filling up information.

3.Registration form for training camp. Please choose from the category list for each training event or leave the cell blank if participant will not take part in particular event.

Please send saved files (renamed adding your country’s name at the end) to

Child protection

IARU Region 1 has a legal obligation to take every practicable measure to ensure that young people taking part in this event are not exposed to risk. All adults who are team leaders, event organizers or organizing volunteers and competition officials ( Jury members ) will be required to sign the relevant declaration included in the Region 1 Child Protection Policy.

Documents for download:

Appendix 1 (to be signed by event organizers),

Appendix 2 (to be signed by team leaders),

Appendix 3 (parental consent).

Should they not be prepared to sign the declaration, then they will not be permitted to take part in the event.


Countries (societies) which have declared their letters of intents to participate are listed here


According to the Rules:

W19, M19, W21, M21, W35, M40, W50, M50, W60, M60, and M70

21th IARU Region 1 ARDF Championships

Lithuanian Amateur Radio Society (LRMD) has honor to invite all participants, officials and visitors to 21th IARU Region 1 ARDF Championships in 2017 in Lithuania. All events will be held in surroundings of Druskininkai in various terrains. We believe that it will be demanding for ARDF athletes to demonstrate their skills to navigate in radio direction finding as excellent orienteerer and at the same time to run fast.

We would like to invite all ARDF society to spend a week in excellent resort with good leisure possibilities: Snow Arena (skiing indoors in summertime), Aqua Park, Soviet sculpture exhibition and other museums.


If payments are done up to June 30, 2017:

Accommodation in Medical SPA ,,Eglės” sanatorija for competitors, officials, guests:

Price on double- room accommodation (accommodation, full board, pool and sauna) 45 EUR per day per person (competitors, officials, media, guests), 270 EUR for the whole event.

Price on single-room accommodation (accommodation, full board, pool and sauna) 52 EUR per day per person (competitors, officials, media, guests), 310 EUR for the whole event.

Total fee for competitors (including everything above):

450 EUR (double accommodation);

490 EUR (single accommodation).

For late payments and other fees see in bulletin No.2.

Venue and date of the event

Druskininkai Spa Resort, south of Lithuania. Dates of championships September 04-10, 2017. Connection through Vilnius International Airport (125 km from event center) or Kaunas International Airport (135 km from event center).

Event center would be in Medical SPA ,,Eglės” sanatorija as well as main accommodation facility. There are a lot of other possibilities to get accommodation of any level in Druskininkai, and that could be provided by organizers.

Training camp

Druskininkai, September 1-3, 2017.

Schedule: Aug 31 arrival, Sept 01- foxoring and sprint, Sept 02- classics (80m), Sept 03- classics (2m).

Fees — accommodation 45 EUR per person per night (includes double-room basis accommodation, full board, pool and sauna), entry fee 10EUR per training event.

All training competitions will be organized as a self-service, i.e., transmitters will be operating in a certain time range (10.00 –13.00 foxoring, sprint 16.00-18.00, 10.00–15.00 for classics), every participant can start and finish by themselves , there will be an SI system installed.

ARDF2017 center in Medical SPA ,,Eglės” sanatorija