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Re: RaDAR Challenge - November 7th, 2020

John Roy
 

A quick question, and maybe I'm being obtuse... Is the movement distance requirement "as the crow flies" or the actual route distance? I'm only asking as I can't find the answer anywhere.


Re: Watch "KX-2, bicycle expedition,국토종주" on YouTube

John VA3KOT
 

Greg, I'm getting a message that says "this video is unavailable".


On Sun., Oct. 18, 2020, 8:48 a.m. Greg Lane, <LaneKG@...> wrote:


Watch "KX-2, bicycle expedition,국토종주" on YouTube

Greg Lane
 


RaDAR Challenge - November 7th, 2020

Greg Lane
 

The next RaDAR Challenge is Nov 7th, 2020, UTC. RaDAR is Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio. Movement is encouraged between portable deployments via foot or various conveyances. Operate in a four-hour window of your choosing. No specific venue is required, although parks are a natural choice. You may operate any band and mode except repeaters. Satellite and digital contacts are encouraged with bonus points. Remember it is five contacts and move. Get into the flow zone. Detailed rules are available at http://radarops.co.za/index.php/radar-rules/   Portable operators and chasers are welcome to participate.  Make your plans and share!.

Thanks,

Greg N4KGL


Re: QSO Today Ham Expo Saltwater Amplifier/Effect Talks This Weekend

N5VMO Pat
 

Really liked watching the EXPO =)   Great job Tom and Greg =)

On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 1:31 AM Thomas Robinson via groups.io <g0sbw=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi All
For those of you who did not manage to attend the Ham Expo here is a link to a utube version of my presentation.  Beware - it is 34 minutes long!  if you watch it on a mobile phone you might have problems as the video stops after 15 minutes - maybe some inbuilt time limit on phones?

https://youtu.be/Py4FX8fvcwk

cheers, Tom



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73's Pat  N5VMO



Re: QSO Today Ham Expo Saltwater Amplifier/Effect Talks This Weekend

Thomas Robinson
 

Hi All
For those of you who did not manage to attend the Ham Expo here is a link to a utube version of my presentation.  Beware - it is 34 minutes long!  if you watch it on a mobile phone you might have problems as the video stops after 15 minutes - maybe some inbuilt time limit on phones?

https://youtu.be/Py4FX8fvcwk

cheers, Tom


QSO Today Ham Expo Saltwater Amplifier/Effect Talks This Weekend

Greg Lane
 

Learn how operating near the saltwater shore can enhance your portable operating experience!

Tom Robinson Saltwater Amplifier Track 2 Saturday 8 August 3:15 pm CDT

Greg Lane Saltwater Effect Track 2 Sunday 9 August 1:15 pm CD


Register for the expo at

73,

Greg


Re: RaDAR Update

Eddie Leighton
 

Hi Greg,

Glad to see you and Dennis had fun during the challenge again.

There are not many reports after each challenge but I have received a few very interesting ones which I will include in my monthly RaDAR report in the SARL's Radio ZS publication. I will share it on my blog too.

The best way to spread the word of RaDAR is by example which you and many others have been doing for years. Really awesome!

My challenge using the sats went pretty well too. The long grid locator is always a challenge. It's easier though among RaDAR operators who understand the reason why, accurate information exchange other than 59/9 :)


Looking forward to sharing all the stories !

Kind regards,

Eddie, ZS6BNE



RaDAR Update

Greg Lane
 

Dennis WA6QKN and I got in three stops and 15 contacts under some toasty sunshine at Opal Beach on Santa Rosa Island. Thirteen of those contacts were on 17 meters. Hearing 17 open and making contacts with ten watts and a magnetic loop was fun. It helped to spot ourselves on the Parks On The Air Site.

The rig was an Icom 703, and the antenna was the Alexloop. That meant we had a light pack up for our one-kilometer walk between stops. There were a fair number of folks having fun on the Santa Rosa Sound beach. They were curious about our operations and seemed impressed. 

We worked Bud W3FF, a notable ham in California. Our best contact was stumbling upon Chris VA3ECO. He was doing RaDAR from his motorboat on the big lake where he lives on an island in Ontario. Chris winters here in Panama City Beach and is a member of Panama City ARC.

So RaDAR outings are still a blast, and my bet that we could get by with lighter gear paid off even at the solar cycle minimum. This could be a sign the higher HF bands are on their way back

Thanks, 

Greg N4KGL


Re: KC3TOM after action report.

Greg Lane
 

Excellent Video Tom. RaDAR in the woods Cool! Congrats on your RaDAR Outting.

Greg

On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 9:52 PM KC3TOM <tom.pghmtb@...> wrote:
Had a great day out despite the weather.  I put a little effort into making a video.  I was on foot and made 39 contacts, although I only would get credit for 15, as I was only at 3 locations, but I had some pile-ups and didn't want to cut people off.

Enjoy the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNIvz22F_Q4


Re: KC3TOM after action report.

Tom - N3WS
 

Sorry the video was marked private.  Fixed now.


KC3TOM after action report.

Tom - N3WS
 

Had a great day out despite the weather.  I put a little effort into making a video.  I was on foot and made 39 contacts, although I only would get credit for 15, as I was only at 3 locations, but I had some pile-ups and didn't want to cut people off.

Enjoy the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNIvz22F_Q4


Re: G0SBW's Challenge Reort - July 2020

Thomas Robinson
 

Here is the short movie referred to in the previous post


G0SBW's Challenge Reort - July 2020

Thomas Robinson
 

A difficult day for the challenge with the IARU contest.  Also I had family visiting under the Covid19, lockdown “bubble”arrangements.  Following test on Friday I decided to operate for a couple of hours in the morning on 40m before the start of the contest at 12:00 UTC.  This would give me time to be back home before my visitors arrived.  I also planned to operate on 17m in the late afternoon to try to give a RaDAR to RaDAR QSO to  operators in N. America.

 

So, Was atomy first station at about 07:30 UTC. After about an hour I had my five QSOs and made my way on foot to station 2, one kilometre away.  Here I managed four QSOS before deciding to head back home to meet my guests.  Actually thought I had made 5 QSOs - clerical error!.

 

I got home a few minutes after the guests arrived.

 

My experience on 40m was mixed.  There was  lots of European  activity.  Many  QRO + nets and long chatty QSOs going on.  My QRP SSB CQ calls  did not attract any takers.  I found the best qso chances with Flora and Fauna stations.

 

I did venture out for an hour late afternoon to see if I could work any RaDAR stations on 17m.  !7m was very flat - no intercontinental stations whatsoever and only two or three audible European stations.  I had QSOs with two of them.  They gave me surprising ly good signal reports in view of my10W to a 3metre vertical backpack mounted antenna.

 

Attached to this post are photos of stations 1 and 2 of this mornings Radar Challenge, a Strava track of my route and an extract of my QRZ log - only 9 contacts.  Also attached is my log of this afternoons outing on 17m.  A very short video of me CQing, this afternoon, on the 17m HF pack frequency will be in the next post


N4KGL Plans for RaDAR Challenge Saturday 11 July

Greg Lane
 

N4KGLwill operate RaDAR Challenge from Opal Beach on Santa Rosa Island in Northwest Florida. The island is very narrow with the Gulf of Mexico on the Southside and Santa Rosa Sound on the Northside. We will use a vertically polarized antenna to take advantage of the saltwater effect. Since the IARU HF Championship Contest will be underway, we will check 17 meters first, then 40 or 20 meters.  We will use low power and be on foot. Doing RaDAR, we will make five contacts and move one kilometer to the next stop, and repeat for four hours. Our start time is around 1600 UTC. Opal Beach is part of the National Parks Gulf Islands National Seashore and Parks On The Air. K-0661. We will spot to https://pota.us/#/ You can also set up your HamAlert for N4KGL  We welcome all chasers and especially RaDAR to RaDAR contacts . If you are out doing RaDAR or chasing, let me know via lanekg@.... RaDAR is Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio. The Challenge rules are at http://radarops.co.za/index.php/radar-rules/ Thanks to Eddie ZS6BNE for the RaDAR concept. Good luck, and stay safe! Dennis WA6QKN and Greg N4KGL



Event: July 11th RaDAR Challenge - Saturday, 11 July 2020 #cal-invite

RaDAR@groups.io Calendar <RaDAR@...>
 
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July 11th RaDAR Challenge

When:
Saturday, 11 July 2020

Description:
The next RaDAR Challenge is July 11th, 2020 UTC. RaDAR is Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio. Movement is encouraged between deployments via foot or various conveyances. Operate in a four-hour window of your choosing. No specific venue is required although parks are a natural choice. You may operate any band and mode except repeaters. Satellite and digital contacts are encouraged with bonus points. Remember it is five contacts and move. Get into the flow zone. Detailed rules are available at http://radarops.co.za/index.php/radar-rules/


April 2020 RaDAR Challenge Report

Greg Lane
 

Hey folks,

The blog is at  https://www.n4kgl.info/2020/04/april-2020-radar-challenge-report.html



With the Corona situation giving us cabin fever, it was enjoyable to get a dose of radio and exercise outdoors doing the RaDAR Challenge.

73

Dennis and Greg  


Re: Our RaDAR Challenge Operations are On for April 4th!

Greg Lane
 

Chris VA3ECO will be doing RaDAR from Ontario.

G

On Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 7:32 AM Greg Lane via groups.io <LaneKG=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good luck to John Corby, Thomas and Eddie. Any other takers or chasers?

Greg N4KGL

On Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 5:39 AM Thomas Robinson via groups.io <g0sbw=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
That will be 12:00 UTC.  Read the wrong shack clock!  Current local time is 11:40 British Summer Time or 10:40 UTC
Tom G0SBW


Re: Our RaDAR Challenge Operations are On for April 4th!

Greg Lane
 

Good luck to John Corby, Thomas and Eddie. Any other takers or chasers?

Greg N4KGL

On Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 5:39 AM Thomas Robinson via groups.io <g0sbw=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
That will be 12:00 UTC.  Read the wrong shack clock!  Current local time is 11:40 British Summer Time or 10:40 UTC
Tom G0SBW


Re: Our RaDAR Challenge Operations are On for April 4th!

Thomas Robinson
 

That will be 12:00 UTC.  Read the wrong shack clock!  Current local time is 11:40 British Summer Time or 10:40 UTC
Tom G0SBW

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