I have chosen to make this Blog amateur radio related. Amateur radio is my main hobby. I have been a radio amateur since 1975 and am proud to say I’m still a very active ham! Anything ham radio related, Digital communications, Satellite communications and Shortwave communications. My main interest is the rapid deployment of amateur radio stations (RaDAR), always ready to communicate anywhere, anytime and under any conditions.
Hello Eddie, I have just come across your great blog. Many thanks. As you may have seen I am really interested in QRP field operations. I must say I only recently heard about RADAR. Please let me know how I can find out more? I am field operating most weekends. Many thanks and 73 de Dick ZS6RSH / N4HAY
Eddie is the originator of the idea and founded the RaDAR Contest. RaDAR is both a concept and a contest. I stumbled across his blog in 2012 and established (for administrative purposes) the RaDAR-America contest in IARU Region 2 and Eddie administers for Region 1. Please see the Google+ Community:
https://plus.google.com/communities/109283065808971118728 for daily developments and the RaDAR-America page for IARU 2 Contest rules:
Hope to catch you on the bands!
73 de Marcus NX5MK
Hello Marcus, many thanks for the contact and glad to know you. I have just returned from South Africa where I had a ball with field radio deployment including a number of QSO’s with Eddie ZS6BNE. RADAR is very interesting to me although I must say I am mainly a died-in-the wool QRP CW field operator. I will certainly do some research on RADAR and will keep in touch. It will take us a little while to get situated. Can only move back into our house in July 2014. QTH here is Morrisville NC and my call is N4HAY. 73 for the moment de dick N4HAY. BTW I recorded all my South African experiences as ZS6RSH on a blog ZS6RSH.blogspot.com.
Eddie, I came across your blog, from searching RaDAR information after watching N4KGL Greg’s videos. I believe rapid deployment amateur radio is a great idea for emergency communications, but also a great way to bring into amateur radio to all the people who live in apartments and locations where they can not have an antenna. I am one of those, so I manage to be on air most weekends using portable “comfortable” settings. Here is what I do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHhYpzV1kpU
Hope to contact you in the air someday!
73 de AC2RJ, Ruben.