SKCC 5123T----- FISTS 14979----- Flying Pigs 2331----- NAQCC 3610-----QRP ARCI 14176-----Polar Bear 257

Saturday, October 5, 2013

September RaDAR Challenge

My RaDAR locations in September included lunch ops near work in Panama City FL, Falling Waters State Park near Chipley FL, the hotel in Oxnard CA, Oxnard Beach Park CA , Oxnard Beach near the surf, Oxnard Beach on a sand dune, a hotel near LAX airport and my front yard in Panama City. 

My best outing was at locator DM04JE: Sunday 9/21/2013 a day off on my business trip to California. I started the day at the Oxnard Beach Park. It was a one kilometer walk from the hotel so my contacts were good for two QSO points. I worked CA, CO, OR, OR (PSK), and WA.

The next part of today's RaDAR adventure was to hike back one kilometer to the hotel and out to the beach. I starting out working T47RG Cuba and YN2PX Nicaragua on 17 meters CW. Then to 17 meter SSB to call CQ. I was answered by JA3JOT Teru. This was awesome to be called by a JA and as I say Made My Day. I finished out with OK on 17 SSB and IN on 20 CW.

This RaDAR outing was 2 points each for the ten QSOs since I walked a kilometer to each location and a 3 point bonus for at least one CW contact, a 5 points for at least one QRP contact and a 7 point bonus for at least one digital mode contact. I calculate 35 RaDAR challenge points.

RaDAR is Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio originated by ZS6BNE. The Monthly RaDAR Challenge is on-going.  If are interested in RaDAR visit the RaDAR Google Plus Community.

Thanks everyone for the great QSOs all month! 73s N4KGL

9/29 EM70DE Front yard Peanut Power Sprint

9/27 EM70CE82 RaDAR Lunch

9/25 4th floor of hotel near LAX 
Sand Dune OPs Oxnard Beach CA

9/22 Oxnard Beach Park after 1 km walk

9/22 Oxnard Beach after 1 km walk

9/21 QRP Afield Oxnard Beach Park after 1 km walk

9/20 DM04JE13MX Oxnard Beach Park CA.after 1 km walk

9/19 Oxnard CA Hotel portable Oxnard CA

9/17 Oxnard CA Hotel portable

9/14 Falling Waters State Park Chipley FL after 1 km walk

9/14 Falling Waters State Park Chipley FL  lake area after 1 km walk

9/10 EM70CE82 RaDAR lunch

9/6 EM70CE82 RaDAR lunch 

9/5 EM70CE82 RaDAR Lunch