That’s one thing about these RaDAR challenges. They are not easy. There are many things to contend with, logistics, propagation, weather, participation. If you try the movements that adds a whole new set of challenges, fitness, working against time, and each deployment is a new puzzle especially if you’re in a place you haven’t been to before.
Then it’s grid determination, good voice procedures to get the info sent and received without errors. Safety in unknown environments against man and beast. Food, hydration and protection against the cold and rain.
Then try to make 5 QSO’s from each position. In South Africa we don’t have extreme weather but certainly a challenge to get sufficient QSO’s. RaDAR even makes provision for participants to sit in their shacks listening for the RaDAR stations out there but sadly that doesn’t often happen.
RaDAR also puts the operator into a real world scenario where all these things are a daily reality. If you’re out there alone and you need to communicate with someone quickly using what you have (Hopefully regularly practised) then you will come up against these obstacles too but RaDAR operators will know how to handle it … through experience
73 de Eddie ZS6BNE
Over forty two years ago …..