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Re: G0SBW - November RaDAR Challenge

Paul
 

Well done Tom, shame we never got to talk.....next time :-) 

M6OPV/P RaDAR Challenge 3rd November 2018

Paul
 

Unfortunately, at the first site as I was dropping the mast, it snapped in half due to the high wind…….therefore from the second site I used the 857 in the vehicle and the ATAS 120a antenna and at the third the MFJ-1899t (as it wasn’t so windy there). Always have a back-up eh!!!

I didn’t hear 1 RaDAR station but got 15 contacts into Europe as there was a Ukrainian competition going on. I also don’t think they were giving me ‘genuine’ reports (1 or 2 did though), especially when some of them were asking me to repeat my call sign 3/4 times due to operating QRP. 
 
Look forward to the next one! 

SITE 1 - CHAPEL FELL, COUNTY DURHAM,  ENGLAND - IO84VR40 (Yaesu FT-817 with Hyendfed 4 band ultralight antenna)



SITE 2 - Car Park, A68 Cafe, County Durham, England - IO94CP76




SITE 3 - BRUSSELTON, SHILDON, COUNTY DURHAM, ENGLAND - IO94DO87  (Yaesu FT-817 with MFJ-1899t antenna)



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Re: M6OPV/P RaDAR Challenge 3rd November 2018

John Corby
 

Thanks for posting the pictures of the beautiful Co Durham Moors. I lived there 48 years ago and still miss that scenery!

Re: M6OPV/P RaDAR Challenge 3rd November 2018

Paul
 

Hi John, My pleasure, it was certainly wild up there!!! Whereabouts did you live? 

Re: M6OPV/P RaDAR Challenge 3rd November 2018

N5VMO Pat
 

Fantastic Paul 8-)   You had a great list of contacts =)    Sorry that you did not make a  RaDAR to RaDAR contact =)    I believe Tom was out looking for you to make your RaDAR to RaDAR first contact =)


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Re: M6OPV/P RaDAR Challenge 3rd November 2018

Paul
 

Hi Pat, I enjoyed every minute of it, even getting soaked (not the first time and wont be the last)!! Yes Tom was calling me on 40, however where I was, 40 was just constant noise, I will have to get his mobile number for the next one and pick a frequency to try it ha ha. 

Re: M6OPV/P RaDAR Challenge 3rd November 2018

N5VMO Pat
 

Here is a few pictures from Saturday's outing =)
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The R Pi 2B+ in Smarti Pi case 7" Touch Screen =)
Running JS-8call =)


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The IC-7200 setting ( for the moment ) in the passenger seat =)
Using the single USB printer cable connection .... east setup =)

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Then the old school keyboard and mouse ( yes I do have a very small BT BK / pad =)
Just did not use it this time ..... maybe when it is a more finished installation in the truck =)

Hope you enjoyed the pictures =)  de N5VMO Pat


On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 8:43 AM Paul <paul.redhead@...> wrote:
Hi Pat, I enjoyed every minute of it, even getting soaked (not the first time and wont be the last)!! Yes Tom was calling me on 40, however where I was, 40 was just constant noise, I will have to get his mobile number for the next one and pick a frequency to try it ha ha. 
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Re: M6OPV/P RaDAR Challenge 3rd November 2018

Paul
 

Great pics Pat..........I'm experimenting with JS8CALL at the moment, I seem to be picking stations up ok but no one can hear me ha ha ha, very confusing. 

N4KGL RaDAR Challenge Report November 2018

Greg Lane
 

Please see the blog post at https://www.n4kgl.info/2018/11/n4kgl-radar-challenge-report-november.html It is great to see the other reports here on the RaDAR group. Welcome new members!

Thanks,

Greg N4KGL

Introduction

Norman
 

Hi All

Since HF QRM levels are so high at my home QTH I resorted to /P working some years ago. Last year a 10 watt IC703 Plus, LDG AATU and LiPo battery were successfully mounted on a lightweight military backpack carrier for Pedestrian Mobile working. An ex-military Clansman PRC320, with 30 watts output, was also acquired and months passed while the various accessories, required to make it a fully working /PM, were assembled. Repairs have been made and modifications are currently underway to adapt it for easier amateur operation. My home QTH is Canvey Island which is surrounded by tidal mudflats, with seawall paths giving an excellent take-off.  More at https://www.qrz.com/db/m0fzw. Looking forward to working, meeting and hearing from fellow RaDAR Members.

Norman, M0FZW

Re: Introduction

Thomas Robinson
 

Hi Norman.  Good to see you are going to give pedestrian mobile a go.  You will be amazed at the contacts you will make from the sea wall.  With reasonable HF conditions you should be able to work good DX from your 703+ with a vertical fastened to your back pack plus a dragged counterpoise.  Back in 2003 I tested the 703+ as a pedestrian mobile rig, walking along the sea wall on the east side of the Colne Estuary , about 40 miles away from Canvey.  I was surprised to have  VK5HK come back to my CQ.  The report of those field tests is in the October 2003 Radcom.

Good luck with your /PM dxpeditions.  We should be able to have a /PM to /PM QSO - sea wall to sea wall! Hardly DX, and probably ground wave propagation,  but still, /PM to /PM is surprisingly satisfying.

73 Tom G0SBW

Re: Introduction

N5VMO Pat
 

Hello Norman and looks like you found Tom to help you out =)    Looking forward to working you at some time in the future =)   Welcome to the group share your adventures along the way =)   73 de N5VMO Pat

Re: Introduction

Norman
 

Hi Tom
Thank you making contact and encouragement. Over the last decade HF ops for me have largely been away from home, either on holiday with my caravan or driving to QRM free locations. I started taking an real interest in /PM working some years ago after meeting with a very prolific YL /P operator, also known to you. Many informative Youtube videos have since been viewed, some yours, and books consulted, including military field op guides and the Pedestrian Mobile Handbook. I have since joined HFpack, RaDAR and VMARS. Looking forward to sharing a QSO with you.

73, Norman, M0FZW

Re: Introduction

Norman
 

Pat
Thank you for the welcome to RaDAR. Looking forward to many QSO's with like minded operators in 2019.
73, Norman, M0FZW

Re: Introduction

N5VMO Pat
 

Thank you Norman and look forward to it =)


On Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 8:24 AM Norman via Groups.Io <m0fzw=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pat
Thank you for the welcome to RaDAR. Looking forward to many QSO's with like minded operators in 2019.
73, Norman, M0FZW



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Re: Introductions

Mark Bumstead
 

Hi Everyone, 
I am Mark, M0IAX. I heard about radar initially from Julian OH8STN when he was taking part in one of your challenges last year. And I found the group thanks to a post from Pat N5VMO in the JS8Call group.

This group and challenge sound quite interesting and I look forward to taking part at some point, I have a few portable/mobile station options which Im hoping to have the chance to use more often when it stops raining :-)

I'm going to be putting together a better antenna system to use Maritime Mobile in,my RIB as I really enjoy the challenge of operating from a small boat and have had success in the past but I know I can do better.

73
Mark
M0IAX

Re: Introductions

N5VMO Pat
 

Glad to see you are interested in RaDAR; Mark and welcome to the group =)   You will see people from all over the world as members here and we all share the same fun of using our Ham radio outdoors or anywhere =)   Sounds like you have done the /MM before on your boat =)   RaDAR is a way of perfecting you gear and antennas for portable deployment at any time or anywhere =)   The most important thing is have fun outdoors and share your adventures =)



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The April 6th RaDAR Challenge is coming up soon.

Greg Lane
 


Welcome to all subscribers! 
 
See http://radarops.co.za/index.php/radar-rules/

Also, note there is a MeWe Group 


Let us know you RaDAR Challenge plans and results.

73

Greg N4KGL

Re: Introductions

Bruce Hymon
 

Bruce K8CJM
New to this group. Have not yet operated portable but I am considering a backpack station. I have watched some You Tube videos and have an idea on the equipment (plan FT981, Draws Workstation, LiFePo4 batteries) but I don’t know what will work for an antenna. Maybe we could have a section on what has worked well for other)

Thanks for the interesting group. 73, Bruce K8CJM Dayton, Ohio

Re: Introductions

N5VMO Pat
 

Bruce check out the YouTube videos of the RaDAR group has done over the years on their outings =)   Wires and Mini-loops are used by many here as to keep a lite weight and small pack out =)    Check out Eddies blog and Greg's blogs as others =)   Each has a different answer and work for them =)    I have yet to make a mini loop antenna and usually do wire dipoles, long wire and a vertical mounted on a camera tripod =)

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and  wires
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On Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 7:02 PM Bruce Hymon <Hymonb@...> wrote:
Bruce K8CJM
New to this group. Have not yet operated portable but I am considering a backpack station. I have watched some You Tube videos and have an idea on the equipment (plan FT981, Draws Workstation, LiFePo4 batteries) but I don’t know what will work for an antenna. Maybe we could have a section on what has worked well for other)

Thanks for the interesting group. 73, Bruce K8CJM Dayton, Ohio

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