Organizer:

Czech ARDF Association on behalf of the Czech Radio Club (CRC).

Venue:

The town of Doksy is located in Liberec county, northwards from Czech capital Prague, at 266 m altitude. The fastest route from Prague takes about 75 minutes (90 km). In the close vicinity you will find Mácha's lake - popular holiday resort, Bezděz castle, and a number of further places of interest.

Event center:

Poslův mlýn resort, Poslův mlýn 976, CZ-472 01 Doksy,
https://www.posluvmlyn.cz/,
GPS: 50.5565506N, 14.6672097E.

Directions

The holiday resort Poslův Mlýn is about one and halfhour drive from Prague (about 100 km). The nearest international airport is Prague.

Officials:

Chairman of the Organizing Committee: Karel Zeman. 
Technical Director & Assistant to the Siting referee: Karel Fučík,

International Jury:

Chairman of the International Jury: Jiří Mareček, OK2BWN,
Secretary of the International Jury: Tereza Skládanková,
Siting referee: Jiří Pavlů, OK1CHE,
Representative of each participating society.


Accommodation and food:

Poslův mlýn offers sufficient accommodation capacity on its premises. Summer type accommodation in cabins will be ready for you, 4-6 bed rooms - a pair of the rooms is always sharing a toilet, a bathroom and a veranda.

Full board (Czech cuisine) consists of: served breakfasts (only optional porridges on competition days will be in self-service mode), served lunch (soup included), lunch packet on the classic course days, and served dinner.

International Jury:

Chairman of the International Jury: Jiří Mareček, OK2BWN,

Secretary of the International Jury: Tereza Skládanková,

Siting referee: Jiří Pavlů, OK1CHE,

Technical Director & Assistant to the Siting referee: Karel Fučík,

Chairman of the Organizing Committee: Karel Zeman.


Schedule (check last corrections in NEWS):

Saturday, June 30, 2018:

not later than 14.00      arrival and on-site registration

12.00-15.00                    lunch

13.00-17.00                    training (both bands)

16.00                              Jury & team officials' meetings (at the event center)

18.00                              official opening ceremony

19.00-20.00                   dinner

Sunday, July 1, 2018 (3.5 MHz):

7.00-8.30                        breakfast + lunch packet

8.30                                 departure to start area

9.45                                 departure to finish area (visitors)

10.00                               start time 00 (3.5 MHz)

approx. 15.00                 Jury meeting

16.00-18.00                    sprint training

17.15                                team officials' meeting

17.30-19.00                    dinner

19.30                               awarding ceremony

Monday, July 2, 2018 (sprint 3.5 MHz):

7.00-8.30                        breakfast

8.30                                walk out to start area

10.00                              start time 00 (sprint 3.5 MHz)

approx. 12.00                 Jury meeting

12.30-14.00                    lunch

17.15                                team officials' meeting

17.30-19.00                    dinner

19.30                              awarding ceremony

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 (144 MHz):

7.00-8.30                       breakfast + lunch packet

8.30                                departure to start area

9.45                                departure to finish area (visitors)

10.00                              start time 00 (144 MHz)

approx. 14.00                Jury meeting (at the finish)

17.00-18.00                   dinner

18.30                              awarding ceremony

19.30                              closing party & hamfest

Wednesday, July 4, 2018:

7.00-9.00                       breakfast

Not later than 10.00     check-out

Competition rules:

IARU Region 1 Rules for Championships in Amateur Radio Direction Finding:

Part A - Organization, version 2018,

Part B - Competition, version 2018.

Categories:

M16: Men (boys) up to 16 (i.e., born 2002+); team consists of up to five competitors.

W16: Women (girls) up to 16 (i.e., born 2002+); team consists of up to five competitors.

M14: Men (boys) up to 14 (i.e., born 2004+); team consists of up to five competitors.

W14: Women (girls) up to 14 (i.e., born 2004+); team consists of up to five competitors.

Terrain characteristics, clothing, weather:

1st classic: slightly undulating, rocky, running may require increased effort.

2nd classic & sprint: flat, easily passable pine forest. There is no restriction on the type of footwear or clothing, however, covering elbows and knees is highly recommended. Ticks (castor bean tick - Ixodes ricinus) are frequently found in the event area.

Maps:

Classic 3.5 MHz: IOF standard, 1:10 000, contour interval 5 m, size 384 x 213 mm, status: spring 2018.

Sprint 3.5 MHz: IOF standard, 1:5 000, contour interval 5 m, size A4, status: spring 2018.

Classic 144 MHz: IOF standard, 1:15 000, contour interval 5 m, size A4, status: spring 2018. 

Competition areas and finishes: 

Red rectangles in the picture below depicts forbidden areas for any training purposes as of Bulletin No. 3 release. The locations of the finish areas are marked with red circles, exact locations and further instructions for visitors will be specified at the event web site.


Training:

Training for both bands will be arranged on the day of arrival. After the first competition, sprint training (full scope model competition) will take place in the event center. For those willing to attend some of the Czech national competitions, please, refer to Czech ARDF webpage (www.ardf.cz) for more information.

Marking device:

SportIdent system will be used. SI card numbers will be collected in the entry form. For those who do not have any in their possession, SI card will be provided. 

Awards:

Medals & diplomas.


Technical parameters of the equipment: 

144 MHz transmitters:

- RF power: 3W PEP

- Frequency: MOE-MO5: 144.500 MHz, MO: 144,850 MHz

- Antenna: crossed dipoles 2.5 m above the ground level

3.5 MHz transmitters:

- RF power 3 W

- frequency: MOE-MO5: 3.550 MHz, MO 3.600 MHz

- antenna: 8 m vertical + 8 m counterpoise

3.5 MHz transmitters for sprint (1 minute cycle - 12 sec: 48 sec)

- RF power: 1 W

- antenna: 8m vertical + 8 m three radial counterpoise

- frequency: Tx 1-5: MOE-MO5 (keying speed 10 WPM) 3.530 MHz
spectators control : S (keying speed 10 WPM) 3.550 MHz
Tx 1F-5F: MOE-MO5 (keying speed 15 WPM) 3.570 MHz
finish beacon: MO (keying speed 10 WPM) 3.600 MHz

Insurance & Medical Care: 

First aid facility will be available at the finish areas for all competitions. No cost to the participant applies for on-site minor treatment; however, the cost for ambulance transportation, emergency department visits, and clinic visits will be the participant's responsibility. Thus, we recommend you to obtain an insurance covering such expenses. 

Visa: 

The Czech Republic is a part of the Schengen area, thus, most of the countries do not need an entry permit. For those who need visa, we will provide invitation letters upon request. If you are not sure, check on the web page of Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/short_stay_visa/general_information.html

Transportation:

We are able to arrange transport of participants from Prague International Airport upon request (for reasonable price, depends on the number of persons) - you shall indicate that at latest in the entry form. If you need the transportation, we urge you to let us know as soon as possible at the contact email address: info@wyac2018.com.

Fees (if paid before May 18, 2018):

Starting fee: 850 CZK per competition.

Competitors-full package: 5 800 CZK (approx. 230 EUR).

Team officials-full package: 5 800 CZK (approx. 230 EUR).

Visitors-full package: 3 500 CZK (approx. 140 EUR).

Full package consists of accommodation, full board, 3 × starting fee, closing party & hamfest, particular transportation. There is no limit on the number of team officials per team. Visitors are not part of the national teams, e.g., do not have an access to start area, cannot attend Jury/team leaders' meetings, do not receive Certificate of participation, maps, etc.

Entries and Registrations:

For all participants (competitors, team officials, visitors): full names, date of birth, address, passport or ID card number (for visa and accommodation/registration purposes). For competitors, categories and SI card ID must be included as well.

For teams: details of team's arrival, contact person and his cell-phone and email.

See below for deadlines. Entry and Registration forms will be distributed by email and available at the event web page in April.

Payment:

Wire transfer to the account:

Beneficiary: Asociace rádiového orientačního běhu ČR

Bank: MONETA Money Bank, a. s.

BIC: AGBACZPP

IBAN: CZ68 0600 0000 0001 5498 8883

Transfers shall be carried in CZK.

Deadlines:

Entries: May 18, 2018.

Registrations: June 28, 2018.

Fee payment: May 18, 2018. (20% fine applies for late fee payment).