Sunday, April 14, 2024

May 11th RaDAR Rally!

For those who want more RaDAR. We will have a one-time extra RaDAR Rally on May 11th, 2024.  Use the same RaDAR Rally rules at  

Please use to let us know your plans.

Have fun,

Greg N4KGL

Sunday, April 7, 2024

April 2024 RaDAR Rally Reports

Our RaDAR Rally photo album is here.

Sherri n5uxi:

My Antenna and radio a Yaesu 857 D
MFJ antenna that telescopes
Had a blast!

John KH6RF/KL7:

Had a blast doing the RaDAR Rally today. I tuned around but didn’t hear any of the other participants. I did work lots of DX, though: Finland, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Slovenia & Japan. Here’s my report:

Name: John Pfeifer
Call: KH6RF/KL7
Day: Saturday
Venue: 5 Alaska POTA references
Start: 1900z
Conveyance: Pickup Truck
Band: 20m
Modes: Mostly CW, a bit of SSB
QRP: No (70 watts)
Number of QSOs:
Zero R-to-R,
no other QSOs,
7 Deployments,
?? Bonus Points

(I was a POTA activator for all of my QSOs. Two were park-to-park QSOs.)

Eight-digit grid squares for your deployments:

BP51CB08, BP51C87, BP51EA00, BP50GX33, BP50HW83, BP50LV07 & BP50LU94

Thanks & 73,


Lucy M6ECG:

I made three vehicle deployments and one by bicycle. My best contacts were three into Australia from Deployment #1 one of whom works as a Flying Doctor!
Conditions windy and cold but dry. Propagation excellent. I had a great time! See below:

Greg N4KGL:

Tom WD0HBR was my teammate during the April 2024 RaDAR Rally. Our venue was Falling Waters State Park in Florida. Tom, Suzy, and I walked the trails to four locations within four hours making five contacts at each on 20 meters. We used the FX-4CR rig on SSB with both the SOTABeams 40-30-20 link dipole and the Alexloop mag loop. The last stop was my favorite, using the Elecraft KH-1 running five-watt CW. It is a handheld rig with a four-foot whip antenna. I got the last five there for a total of twenty contacts. The weather could not have been better. Tom and I enjoyed our team's RaDAR outing.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Countdown to the April 6th, 2024 RaDAR Rally

RaDAR is Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio. The next RaDAR Rally is April 6th, 2024. See the details at All ham radio operators are welcome to participate.