RaDAR – Contest rules 2014

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RaDAR Contest 2014

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1. Aim

The RaDAR contest is a unique event aimed at promoting the use of Rapidly Deployable Amateur Radio stations. This contest is for all licensed radio amateurs not limited to South Africa. A choice is made prior to the contest to participate in one of the defined categories but may be changed at any time during the contest. The points system is so structured as to encourage portable operations especially moveable RaDAR stations.

2. Date and Time

First Saturday of April and first Saturday of November (5 April 2014 and 1 November 2014), starting at  14:00 UTC and ending at 18:00 UTC (16:00 to 20:00 CAT) – Approximately two hours during the day and two hours at night within the South African time zone.

3. Bands and Modes

All amateur bands, besides the WARC bands, are allowed including cross band contacts via amateur radio satellites. Modes…

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RaDAR – Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio

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Many hams may ask why?

What on earth do hams want to run around for? What’s the fun in that? Spending more time putting up and taking down antennas than making QSO’s.

What’s so great about sitting on a rock for a chair or on the ground itself. What’s so much fun when the wind blows your paper logbook in all directions and sweaty, dusty hands spoiling the newly printed paper log after retrieval.

What’s fun in loosing a few pounds while walking a trail in bright sunlight and no trees for shade. What! No trees? Now you have to carry a makeshift mast too and you have to get it to stand on rocky ground. Why it’s a mission to hammer a tent peg into the ground using a rock, get a bigger one!

What’s fun in walking a path during a heavy…

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