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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Monthly RaDAR Active Point Program Starts Now

The aim is to encourage and recognize Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio (RaDAR) activity. RaDAR Operators can keep a count of RaDAR QSOs for RaDAR Points. A RaDAR Point is earned by making a contact while on portable outing away from their permanent station. To get more than five RaDAR Points on an outing you must travel the required distances (See below) before making additional contacts. RaDAR Active Points will accumulate on a monthly basis and then reset.

Posting a photo to the RaDAR Google+ Community (or anywhere you choose) and additional details for RaDAR activity is welcome but not required. A post to the community monthly will solicit the current RaDAR Active Point counts for participants. Participants may list their RaDAR Active Point count on any post to the community. For fun use the hashtag   

All amateur bands are allowed including cross band contacts via amateur radio satellites.
Modes – CW, SSB, AM, FM or any legal digital mode. QSOs via terrestrial repeaters will NOT be allowed. This is not a contest there are no winners or losers. Participants do it for the challenge and enjoyment of Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio.

Travel Modes and Required Distances:

Modes of transport and required movement distances (moving RaDAR stations only)
Vehicles, motorcycles and motorboats etc. (Motorised transport) – 6 km
Bicycles – 2 km
On foot and paddle canoes – 1 km
Wheelchairs – 500 m
Aeronautical mobile stations are considered moving stations and can communicate at any convenient time.
Note: Moving RaDAR stations can move at any time but are required to move to the next destination after five contacts have been made from the present location. The move needs to cover the required distance. This requirement tests the ability to rapidly re-deploy your amateur radio field station.