[W5SFA] Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio (RaDAR) Event - Saturday March 20

Roger Klein rwklein at katyweb.net
Fri Feb 26 09:35:54 CST 2021

Club Members,


Here are the details regarding the Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio Event
scheduled for Saturday, March 20.  So far, we have 3 mobile stations
confirmed - KF5ZRT (Gary), WA5IWB (Ray) and N5RWK (Roger) - even more would
be welcome, so please respond to the reflector if you're planning to operate
a station, or if you would like to participate as a team member.  If you
have any questions, please post to the reflector.  You don't even need to be
a club member - or even a ham to participate on a team - all are welcome.
So if you know any prospective hams, drag them along.




Roger N5RWK


RaDAR Event


Objective:  Make 5 HF contacts at each of 5 locations from a vehicle.  Any
mode, any band, any equipment, any antenna, any power level.


Entrants:  Can be a single individual or a group, whatever will fit in the
vehicle.  One person must be a licensed ham (general or higher).  It will be
easier to have more than one person, and this is a great opportunity to do
some "Elmering" for those new to HF!  Please send an email to the club
reflector if you plan to operate a station so others can glom on if they


Start time: Saturday, March 20 at 10:00 am (This is the earliest time you
can start transmitting to make your first contact - equipment prep/setup can
be prior to this, take as much time as you like but don't start transmitting
before 10 am.)


Starting Location:  Any location you like - start from your home, a team
member's home or anyplace else that is convenient.


Number of locations  to operate from:  5.  Any location is good (but select
someplace safe out of traffic!).  Each location must be at least 5 miles
away from the previous location.  You must make 5 contacts at each location.


Setup time at each location: 10 minutes.  This is the elapsed time from when
you arrive at a location to when you can start transmitting.  It may take
less time  for you to set up.  If so, wait until the 10 minutes are up
before transmitting.


Contacts:  You may only work a station once from each location.  However,
you may not make arrangements for future contacts with other stations.


Logs:  Keep a log of your contacts:  Band, Mode, Call sign of Station worked
and Time of contact.


Conclusion of Event:  The event will conclude at 12:30 pm at the covered
parking lot at the Margaret Chesley Memorial Park in Bellville.  You may
head to the park after you have made your five contacts at each of five
different locations.  Or, if you have not made enough contacts, meet at the
park at 12:30 anyhow.   At this time we will compare logs, brag,
socialize.we will then proceed to lunch at Cielito Lindo Mexican Restaurant.


Covid-19:  If you have concerns about exposure, you are welcome to
participate as the event is compatible with social distancing.  Just turn in
your log at the park at 12:30 pm and forego lunch.


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