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RaDAR – In recognition of RaDAR

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The South African Radio League started it’s “Hall of fame” nominations a few years ago. Dr Gary Immelman, ZS6YI thought it appropriate to nominate Eddie, ZS6BNE for his development of Rapid Deployment Amateur over the years.

It is really awesome that the concept has had support from the SARL since it’s inception.

The nomination PDF document can be read here Leighton,-Eddie-ZS6BNE

This is a great step forward for RaDAR, Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio.

The SARL HoF page can be accessed at SARL’s Hall of fame

RaDAR – WWFF-KFF RaDAR Award

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Jason Johnston W3AAX wrote :

Calling all activators! I am excited to announce a new joint venture award program with RaDAR. This program was designed by a South African named Eddie Leighton ZS6BNE. Greg Lane N4KGL, a Floridian in the United States, worked with both of us to get this finalized:

RaDAR Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio adds movement to portable operating. These KFF RaDAR Awards recognize the challenge of RaDAR style operating. These will start from this moment forward, so sorry I cannot give these out for old activations.

Warthog: two RADAR transitions at or between KFF entities during a 24 hour period
Rhino: three RADAR transitions at or between KFF entities during a 24 hour period.
Cheetah: five RADAR transitions at or between KFF entities during a 24 hour period.

A RaDAR transition is moving the prescribed distance from your portable deployment after making five or more contacts.

Vehicles, motorcycles and motorboats etc. (Motorized transport) – 6km

Bicycles – 2km

On foot and paddle canoes – 1km

Wheelchairs – 500m

Note your contacts will also apply toward other KFF entity activation awards. I will be using the honor system for these, so if you qualify, please send me an e-mail at w3aax@outlook.com with the information.

 

Good luck! 73 44 W3AAX