Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio (RaDAR) Challenge

Greg Lane

Eddie Leighton, ZS6BNE, has announced that on April 1st 2017, from 00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC, the next international ham radio RaDAR Challenge will take place. This challenge is different to any other in the world.

Choose a 4 hour window in the 24 hours to make as many contacts as you can. But what is different here and what you need to take into account, is you need to move your station after every 5 contacts for a particular distance depending on how you move. This applies to RaDAR moving stations only. You may want to take part as a fixed RaDAR station or field station. Your choice!

Don't forget you need to think of hydration and food for energy, especially for the "on foot" operators.

The 2017 South African Radio League's contest manual spells out the challenge quite nicely. The link is