Friday, 31 March 2017

RaDAR challenge April 1st Saturday

Not a contest but a challenge. If I would have time this Saturday I certainly would give it a try. The challenge sounds most interesting:

The RaDAR “Challenge” is a unique event aimed at promoting the use of Rapidly Deployable Amateur Radio stations. Categories may be changed at any time during the challenge. The points system is so structured as to encourage portable RaDAR operations especially moveable RaDAR stations.

RaDAR operators are encouraged to be self sufficient during each challenge, not only with power supply and communications equipment but food, water, protective clothing and shelter, not forgetting the first aid kit.\

The challenge is on for 24 hours from 00:00-23:59 UTC but you have to pick a 4 hour period during this time to make your contacts.

Best description of the rules can be found in the SARL contest manual: http://www.sarl.org.za/Web3/Members/DoDocDownload.aspx?X=20161222085537waqSliCvbT.PDF

However, I found the description of the rules a little difficult to read. A short 10 point summary:

1. All legal modes can be used, all legal amateurradio bands can be used. Repeaters cannot be used.
2. Exchange: Callsign, Name, RS(T), QTH, Grid locator (6 digits, better 8 or 10 digits)
3. Scoring: 1 point every QSO. If the stations has moved you can make QSO again with a previous worked station.
4. Multipliers: 1x fixed RaDAR station (in building away from home), 2x field RaDAR station (camping), 3x Moving RaDAR station.
5. Bonus points: 5 points for one sat or digi QSO, 5 points for one RaDAR to RaDAR QSO on same continent, 10 points for one RaDAR to RaDAR intercontinental (DX) QSO.
6. After 5 QSOs you have to move, of course you are allowed to make more QSOs but they are not counting.
7. Distance to move see picture!
8. Use a log sheet for every different location see: http://radarops.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/11046905_10152762072212759_727315224761083499_n.jpg
9. A photo of the station should accompany every log entry including each new
location that moveable RaDAR stations visit.
10. Log sheets must be submitted by 15 April 2017, 29 July and 18 November 2017 and
sent by e-mail to edleighton@gmail.com


Extra link: https://zs6bne.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/radar-calling-frequencies/

See Eddie ZS6BNE's blog for background info: https://zs6bne.wordpress.com/

6 comments:

  1. Hallo Bas, 1 april zeg je... okay. ;-) 73 Paul PC4T

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    1. Geen grap hoor....dit jaar geen grappen...73, Bas

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  2. Hallo Bas, Grappig dat je aandacht besteed aan RaDAR. Ik ben hier al 3 jaar mee bezig geweest en heb geprobeerd om in contact te komen met het RaDAR team hier in Nederland Lowlands 5x5. Deze is opgericht door Elmar, PD3EM en Peter, PD1AJJ. Op de site van Elmar staat een leuk filmpje over de activiteit hier in NL van enige jaren gelen, maar ik zie geen verdere activiteiten meer. Ik heb beide heren afgelopen jaren een paar keer gemaild, maar ik krijg helaas geen response. Mogelijk dat het hier in NL weer is doodgebloed. http://www.pd3em.com/?q=node/143
    Zie voor meer info:
    https://plus.google.com/communities/109283065808971118728http://digitalcartography.com/n0eq/rapiddeploy.htm http://radarops.co.za/

    73 Hans, PE1BVQ

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    1. Hallo Hans, kan me herinneren er wel eens iets van gelezen te hebben. Jammer dat er geen activiteit meer is. Ik wil wel meedoen maar heb morgen geen tijd. Meedoen is niet moeilijk en erg leuk denk ik. Over het algemeen is 4 uurtjes prima te doen. Zou persoonlijk de fiets pakken...73, Bas

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  3. Hallo Bas, je zou er nieuw leven in kunnen blazen. Alleen het volhouden lijkt mij moeilijk. Niet de activiteit maar de organisatie. Iets om over na te denken?? 73 Hans, PE1BVQ.

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    1. Organisatie is al vanuit RSA door Eddie ZS6BNE. Waarom zouden we het dan in Nederland willen organiseren? 73, Bas

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Thanks for your comment. Bedankt voor je reactie. 73, Bas