(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 31 August 2018 KoreaPost released a stamp commemorating “The 19th World ARDF Championships” or “제19회 세계 전파방향탐지 선수권대회”. For more information on the ARDF Championships see the Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL) website.
KoreaPost released this stamp in a commemorative stamp sheet of 16 (4×4) stamps of 330 won each, printed by Cartor for POSA:
Information regarding the stamp:
제19회 세계 전파방향탐지 선수권대회
|인쇄 및 색수||평판4도, thermochronic ink|
|전지구성||4 × 4|
|발행일||2018. 8. 31.|
|우표크기||45 × 28|
|인면||45 × 28|
|천공||13¼ x 13½|
The FDC cancellation for this series:
KoreaPost also released this text regarding the stamp and the ARDF Championships:
The sport is also called fox hunting as it originated in the West as a game in which people attach a bell to a fox s neck and search for it and the hidden transmitter is often referred to as a fox. Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) is a sport that utilizes radio and science, while being considered as a treasure hunt using radio frequencies. Anyone can attend ARDF competitions as long as they know how to operate a receiver, as well as know a few Morse codes, enabling the diffusion of the sport primarily across Europe and Asia. As of recently, Korea has also seen a rise in local and national competitions. This sport provides a wholesome opportunity for modern-day people to grow friendlier with nature and maintain their health, resulting in its popularity going beyond just amateur radio practitioners to everyday people.
The inaugural World Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championship took place in Poland in 1980, and continues to be held on a biannual basis. South Korea has been participating in the world championships since 1986, leading up to the 14th World Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championship being held in Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do in 2008. The 19th World ARDF Championship, hosted by the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) and the Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL), will gather participants from around 30 countries all over the world, including Korea, the U.S., Australia, Japan, China, Mongolia, Germany, France, Russia, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden and the Ukraine.
Korea Post is issuing commemorative stamps in celebration of the 19th World ARDF Championship and anticipates that this will serve as an opportunity to increase interest and participation in amateur radio.
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7 thoughts on “KPC3335: The 19th World ARDF Championships”
I am in the US and would like to buy some of these. I’ve searched to but couldn’t fine a place to do so. Could you point me in the right direction please?
I am in the UK and have the same question…
All (new) stamps from the Republic of Korea can be ordered through the Korean Philatelic Center (KPC). Address information (incl. email) can be found at http://koreastamp.epost.go.kr/
Yes, but they are not there today, hope they will be soon?
Congratulations on holding an amateur radio “fox hunt” and presenting a commemorative stamp.
How might I obtain a stamp, a sheet, or a FDC?
It’s probably easiest to contact the Korean Philatelic Center directly. Their contact information is at the bottom of for instance this page: http://koreastamp.epost.go.kr/sp/eg/speg0301.jsp
On that page you will also find a link to their list of agents. There are agents listed for Britain and the US, but also many other countries of the world.
Now I see what you mean. They are already listed on the same (English language) part of the website, see this direct link: http://koreastamp.epost.go.kr/sp/eg/speg0301.jsp. But apparently you can’t order them through the web forms yet. I don’t know why this is the case.
It is probably best to email them at the email address listed on their website and simply communicate directly with them.