The RaDAR Challenge

The RaDAR ‘Challenge’ is a unique event aimed at promoting the use of Rapidly Deployable Amateur Radio stations.

Categories may be changed at any time during the challenge. The points system is so structured as to encourage portable RaDAR operations especially moveable RaDAR stations.

RaDAR operators are encouraged to be self-sufficient during each challenge, with not only power supply and communications equipment but food, water, protective clothing and shelter, not forgetting the first aid kit.

The first RaDAR Challenge for 2017 takes place on Saturday 1 April from 00:00 to 23:59 UTC, but each radio amateur can decide his or her maximum, single period, four-hour activity. All amateur bands are allowed including cross band contacts via amateur radio satellites. Modes – CW, SSB, AM, FM or any legal digital mode. The exchange is your call sign, your name, a RS or RST report, your QTH and grid locator.

Information about the scoring, multipliers, bonus points and log sheets can be found on page 26 of the 2017 Blue Book. Are you going to take up the challenge?

The South African Radio League