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Re: N4KGL's RaDAR Challenge Plans Saturday, Nov 2nd

Greg Lane
 

TNX. You too!


On Tue, Oct 29, 2019, 11:52 AM Eddie Leighton <edleighton@...> wrote:
Good luck Greg, have fun!!!

73 de Eddie ZS6BNE

On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 6:48 PM Greg Lane <LaneKG@...> wrote:
All,

Dennis WA6QKN and I will combine Rapid Deployment Radio (RaDAR), Parks On The Air (POTA), and Amateur Satellites along with a fun bike ride on a rail trail. All of this in Wakulla County, Florida. You are welcome to try RaDAR in the field or chase us on the radioPlease check https://pota.us/ for our spots. Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio combines the outdoors, amateur radio, and movement. Our on the air call sign will be N4KGL.

At 1300 UTC, I will operate the SO-50 sat pass and then on to 40 meters HF from the San Marcos De Apalache State Park in St Marks, Florida. The park is POTA K-3652 and the grid square is EM70vd. Note, we need at least one SO-50 contact for the RaDAR sat bonus. We need at least five contacts to leave for the next stop. We will probably try for at least ten contacts to get the POTA activation.

Next, we will transition 7.5 miles on bikes over the St Marks to Tallahassee Rail Trail to the Wakulla Station Trailhead. This is six times the required distance for RaDAR but it will be a fun ride.

Around 1530 UTC, we will operate HF CW or SSB on 40, 20 or 17 meters from the Wakulla Station. The rail trail is POTA K-3661 and the station is at grid square EM70vf.

Then we will ride our bikes back to St Marks.

Note 1300 UTC is 9 AM EDT and 8 AM CDT.

RaDAR rules

POTA Spots

San Marcos State Park

Tallahassee St Marks Rail Trail

 

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Re: N4KGL's RaDAR Challenge Plans Saturday, Nov 2nd

Eddie Leighton
 

Good luck Greg, have fun!!!

73 de Eddie ZS6BNE

On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 6:48 PM Greg Lane <LaneKG@...> wrote:
All,

Dennis WA6QKN and I will combine Rapid Deployment Radio (RaDAR), Parks On The Air (POTA), and Amateur Satellites along with a fun bike ride on a rail trail. All of this in Wakulla County, Florida. You are welcome to try RaDAR in the field or chase us on the radioPlease check https://pota.us/ for our spots. Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio combines the outdoors, amateur radio, and movement. Our on the air call sign will be N4KGL.

At 1300 UTC, I will operate the SO-50 sat pass and then on to 40 meters HF from the San Marcos De Apalache State Park in St Marks, Florida. The park is POTA K-3652 and the grid square is EM70vd. Note, we need at least one SO-50 contact for the RaDAR sat bonus. We need at least five contacts to leave for the next stop. We will probably try for at least ten contacts to get the POTA activation.

Next, we will transition 7.5 miles on bikes over the St Marks to Tallahassee Rail Trail to the Wakulla Station Trailhead. This is six times the required distance for RaDAR but it will be a fun ride.

Around 1530 UTC, we will operate HF CW or SSB on 40, 20 or 17 meters from the Wakulla Station. The rail trail is POTA K-3661 and the station is at grid square EM70vf.

Then we will ride our bikes back to St Marks.

Note 1300 UTC is 9 AM EDT and 8 AM CDT.

RaDAR rules

POTA Spots

San Marcos State Park

Tallahassee St Marks Rail Trail

 

.

 

 

 

 

N4KGL's RaDAR Challenge Plans Saturday, Nov 2nd

Greg Lane
 

All,

Dennis WA6QKN and I will combine Rapid Deployment Radio (RaDAR), Parks On The Air (POTA), and Amateur Satellites along with a fun bike ride on a rail trail. All of this in Wakulla County, Florida. You are welcome to try RaDAR in the field or chase us on the radioPlease check https://pota.us/ for our spots. Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio combines the outdoors, amateur radio, and movement. Our on the air call sign will be N4KGL.

At 1300 UTC, I will operate the SO-50 sat pass and then on to 40 meters HF from the San Marcos De Apalache State Park in St Marks, Florida. The park is POTA K-3652 and the grid square is EM70vd. Note, we need at least one SO-50 contact for the RaDAR sat bonus. We need at least five contacts to leave for the next stop. We will probably try for at least ten contacts to get the POTA activation.

Next, we will transition 7.5 miles on bikes over the St Marks to Tallahassee Rail Trail to the Wakulla Station Trailhead. This is six times the required distance for RaDAR but it will be a fun ride.

Around 1530 UTC, we will operate HF CW or SSB on 40, 20 or 17 meters from the Wakulla Station. The rail trail is POTA K-3661 and the station is at grid square EM70vf.

Then we will ride our bikes back to St Marks.

Note 1300 UTC is 9 AM EDT and 8 AM CDT.

RaDAR rules

POTA Spots

San Marcos State Park

Tallahassee St Marks Rail Trail

 

.

 

 

 

 

Re: The Nov 2nd, 2019 RaDAR Challenge is coming up!

Thomas Robinson
 

WX forecast for Saturday is Cloudy and 18% chance rain  If WX is reasonable I will be out /PM.  If not will utilise Horace (my 25 year old VW camper van) at /P locations.

Just got back from three week visit to S.W. Germany and  North Portugal - so a little bit jaded.  However the sun is shining today (and hopefully tomorrow).  Also 17m is open - so am charging up the NiMH packs and hope to do a little /PM tomorrow.  Best to check everything is working - its been a long time idle

73  Tom G0SBW

Upcoming Event: Nov 2019 RaDAR Challenge - Sat, 11/02/2019 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Nov 2019 RaDAR Challenge

When: Saturday, 2 November 2019

Where:Anywhere

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Organizer: N4KGL LaneKG@...

Description: See rules at http://radarops.co.za/index.php/radar-rules/

Re: The Nov 2nd, 2019 RaDAR Challenge is coming up!

Thomas Robinson
 

Hope to give it a go. Will post intentions nearer the date. Eddie, it’s interesting you are no longer a Ziegu operator.  Good luck with the old and reliable


On 21 Oct 2019, at 13:32, Greg Lane <lanekg@...> wrote:


Eddie,

I am glad you got your radio settled out. Your RaDAR wave is still going! 

Thanks,

Greg N4KGL

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 2:44 AM Eddie Leighton <edleighton@...> wrote:
Hi Greg,

I'll be active. Luckily I have a 817 setup again and dumped the Xeigu :) Thanks for all the promotions.

Thanks too for all your inspiring videos.

73 de Eddie ZS6BNE

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 3:32 PM Greg Lane <LaneKG@...> wrote:
Who is taking the challenge?


5 5 5 ...

Greg N4KGL

Re: The Nov 2nd, 2019 RaDAR Challenge is coming up!

Greg Lane
 

Eddie,

I am glad you got your radio settled out. Your RaDAR wave is still going! 

Thanks,

Greg N4KGL

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 2:44 AM Eddie Leighton <edleighton@...> wrote:
Hi Greg,

I'll be active. Luckily I have a 817 setup again and dumped the Xeigu :) Thanks for all the promotions.

Thanks too for all your inspiring videos.

73 de Eddie ZS6BNE

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 3:32 PM Greg Lane <LaneKG@...> wrote:
Who is taking the challenge?


5 5 5 ...

Greg N4KGL

Re: The Nov 2nd, 2019 RaDAR Challenge is coming up!

Eddie Leighton
 

Hi Greg,

I'll be active. Luckily I have a 817 setup again and dumped the Xeigu :) Thanks for all the promotions.

Thanks too for all your inspiring videos.

73 de Eddie ZS6BNE

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 3:32 PM Greg Lane <LaneKG@...> wrote:
Who is taking the challenge?


5 5 5 ...

Greg N4KGL

Re: RaDAR Promotional Video

Rick Stoner
 

Nice!  Thanks for sharing. 

~Rick / KC3DRU


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On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 9:48 AM Greg Lane <LaneKG@...> wrote:

QSO TODAY EPISODE 028 - EDDIE LEIGHTON - ZS6BNE

Greg Lane
 

https://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/zs6bne

Eddie articulates the philosophy of RaDAR, Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio.

Enjoy,

Greg N4KGL

RaDAR Promotional Video

Greg Lane
 

Event: Nov 2019 RaDAR Challenge - Saturday, 2 November 2019 #cal-invite

RaDAR@groups.io Calendar <RaDAR@...>
 

Nov 2019 RaDAR Challenge

When:
Saturday, 2 November 2019

Where:
Anywhere

Organizer: N4KGL LaneKG@...

Description:
See rules at http://radarops.co.za/index.php/radar-rules/

The Nov 2nd, 2019 RaDAR Challenge is coming up!

Greg Lane
 

Who is taking the challenge?


5 5 5 ...

Greg N4KGL

500hz Collins filter or equivalent INRAD for a FT-897D

Kyle N4NSS
 

I'm looking for a 500hz Collins filter or equivalent INRAD for a FT-897D / FT-857D radio.
 
Anyone have a spare sitting around? 
 
Email me at N4NSS at Yahoo dot com or call 727-331-2924 leave a message.

73-----------------------
Kyle  
N4NSS <<click this <<Enjoy the Magic of HF Radio. It's just not a hobby, it's an adventure.

Re: Icom 703 should have been Icom 705

Thomas Robinson
 

Typing mistake..  However I was also excited by the Icom 703.  I bought one and ams till using it

Tom G0SBW

Icom 703

Thomas Robinson
 

I'm quite excited about this one.  OK, just 10W if using external power.  But no problem for me I always use external power for my IC703, FT 817 and KX3. Hopefully the price will be acceptable.

Tom G0SBW

RaDAR Challenge July 13, 2019

Greg Lane
 

See the rules at  http://radarops.co.za/index.php/radar-rules/

Let us know your plans for this one.

Thanks,

Greg N4KGL

N4KGL RaDAR Challenge Report

Greg Lane
 

Short on contacts, but Dennis WA6QKN and I still had fun. Thanks if you tried to hear us. The conditions were very bad on both 40 and 20 meters..

Re: RaDAR on 2Metres

N5VMO Pat
 

I always use to love to use the 2m and 70cm SSB and for SATs at home with my stacked pair of "Big Wheel" antennas and 300 plus watts of power =)    Easy everyday 400 mile contact and 900 mile contact into lower part of Canada =)   I still have the amps but the antennas got destroyed in the move to the apartment ... need to make more as they cost almost $150 each to buy now days and a few hundred for the power divider ( I made my own power dividers =)


On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 10:30 AM Thomas Robinson via Groups.Io <g0sbw=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks for the comment Pat.  Yes, M0UKD's clothes pin element fastening idea works well.  Its surprising how tight they grip the elements.  If 6mm tubing is used they would be gripped even more securely.  I am quite lucky to live in a coastal area.  Even though most of the area is at (and sometimes below) sea level, there are some highish cliffs that give a good take off over the North Sea to Holland, Belgium Germany and even Scandinavia on a  day with good VHF conditions.  Local contest groups tend to gather at one point in particular,  Walton- on-the-Naze at weekends.  Being retired from work I can give it a go on week days ;-)  At my home QTH i can hear Dutch and Belgian repeaters with a very small collinear 
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73's Pat  N5VMO


Re: RaDAR on 2Metres

Thomas Robinson
 
Edited

Thanks for the comment Pat.  Yes, M0UKD's clothes pin element fastening idea works well.  Its surprising how tight they grip the elements.  If 6mm tubing is used they would be gripped even more securely.  I am quite lucky to live in a coastal area.  Even though most of the area is at (and sometimes below) sea level, there are some highish cliffs that give a good take off over the North Sea to Holland, Belgium Germany and even Scandinavia on a  day with good VHF conditions.  Local contest groups tend to gather at one point in particular,  Walton- on-the-Naze at weekends.  Being retired from work I can give it a go on week days ;-)  At my home QTH i can hear Dutch and Belgian repeaters with a very small collinear when a lift is on.