Saturday, 10 May 2014

Radar Contest April 2014

What is Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio? Better known as RaDAR?  Watch this brilliant video!


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Hi Everyone! I had fun working the RaDAR Contest! I started at 1400 UTC on foot, dragging my beloved brolly trolley behind me
loaded with coffee, doughnuts, 20m, 40m and 10m helically wound whips, a 17ah battery and my waterproof coat. In my small backpack I
carried my Icom IC703, my antenna mount, headphones, logbook and pens and assorted bits and pieces like cable ties, bungees and small screwdriver.

I started at JO01OT21NQ61at 1410z UTC 14.240, 10w, phone (no problem with Polish Contest QRO!)

Contacts made:

LM1814 .............Stein in Dal, postcode 2072!
OE6GND............Gerhardt in Gamlitz, JN765R
OH3GZ...............Jack in Kyroskoski
S58AL.................Albert in Iztrica
EA5IGC/QRP.....Marcus, 5w south east of Murcia, IM97JT

I took some pictures of my set up and me and also some video but en route to set up point 3 ... HORROR ... I dropped my camera and the memory card and battery flew out. I put it back together but it kept saying there was an error and so I tried reformatting it which did the trick but sadly lost pictures of set up points 1 & 2 :(

Position number 2 is JO01OT42EQ36 and I worked:
IZ1MHV .............Frank in Genoa
9A1C/P..............  9AFF096
SQ6CU/P...........  SPFF160
Z63MED ............ David in Pristina
SQ2RBY/QRP.....Greg, JO93CE24QQ


Position number 3: JO01OT53KR66

IZ0WME .......Mauro in Rome
HA4UC/P ..... Reg? KD043??
UX1IM ......... Olek in Selidovo
I2NX ..............Joseph in Bergamo
IW31IDX..... ..David in Venice
IZ3VEH .........Paolo in Marcon


 Position 4: JO1OT64TX73
I worked:

YU1KN .....?  in Sokobanya?
YO3CZW ...   Marius in Rau
SM1MUO ...  Anders in Gotland
G4OST .......   Peter in Tockington
G4MHN .....   John in Swinehead? 7miles from Boston Lincolnshire


Then with 12 minutes to go another G4 said he would hold the frequency on 40m while I took down my station and ran back to set up point
number 3!  I went as quick as I could  but I didn't manage to get back there to set up before the end of the contest.  I set up midway
between positions 3 and 4 at a sluice gate but strangely couldn't get the SWR down to a reasonable level even using the ATU so I may have
a plug or coax problem???  I feel really guilty as this very nice G4 station must have wondered why I never came back on air!

Many thanks to all the very nice operators who kindly gave me points! xoxoxo :)



 
See my pre contest and contest videos below!
 
 


73  until next time! Lucy :)