Each competitor will build his / her own strategy and operate within a particular category – Fixed, Portable, Mobile and On foot.
Equipment decisions need to be made – Power supply, Rig, Antenna/s, GPS / Smartphones, Satellite equipment and Digital facilities. Decisions need to be made on what to carry if participating as a Mobile or On foot operator.
If you’re on the move, you need to cater for water at least and maybe a little food to keep you going. Four hours are fortunately not all that long.
If you’re close to the South African time zone you will need to consider carrying a headlamp at the very least as the night sets in.
Weather conditions need to be taken into account. Warm clothing and protection of equipment from bad weather.
RaDAR is a challenge when compared to any other contest. Moving stations are required to move the specified distance after every 5 contacts (The first 5 contacts could be made from the starting point). This will test rapid deployment and re-deployment. Each operator will use his own initiative to achieve his / her goals.
Watch the RaDAR Promotional video here http://vimeo.com/75865846
A reblogué ceci sur Radar et RADAR 5×5 – france.
Nice, Eddie. I’m a backpacker/hiker, getting into amateur radio and this sounds like great fun. Nice video(s), great post! Mike, KEOGZT – Minneapolis, MN USA