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Ham Radio Go Kit Challenge


KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 

What: Go-kit Challenge

 

When: Date / Time: May 4th, 2019; 0900 to 11:30 (Set up 08: 30)

 

Where: 1077 Manawai St, Kapolei, HI 96707 (Kapolei Skate Park)

 

Why: First and foremost, this event is intended to be fun and educational. The competition is just for fun and the real prize is the bragging rights. There will be some small awards, but don’t get too excited. Judging will take place between 10 AM and 11 AM.  Your go kit must be able to power on in order to be chosen as a finalist. You can still bring it and show it off but cannot be chosen as a finalist.  Battery, Sun, Wind, you name it, as long as it can power on, you will be in the mix. You can also show off your car-mounted radios, which will be a different category.

 

Participants are required to provide their own power, snacks, and entertainment.


Remember when you must deploy with your go-kit you may be expected to provide for your own needs and sustenance for up to 72-hours.

 

You don’t need to bring a 72-hour kit, but bring enough to survive until the event is over.

 

Your kit could be judged on the following:

 

Go Kit: (Non Vehicle Mounted)

Capability: UHF/VHF, Digital, Winlink, HF, the more the better.

Frequency usage: How bands can you go on?

Power Type: Solar, Wind, Battery, Generator, Electrical Hook up.

Weight: The lighter the better, you have to tell us the weight.

How is it all put together? What container holds the set up.

Bonus points for out of the box thinking.

 

Vehicle Mounted:

Quality of mounting

Cables and wires hidden

Unique ways to mount

Capability: UHF/VHF, Digital, Winlink, HF, the more the better.

Antenna Mounting

Frequency usage: How bands can you go on?

Bonus points for out of the box thinking.

 

Share with others what you built or what you purchased and how you set it up. What worked and what didn't so others can build or purchase. This will make us better at what we do, please share as widely as possible.






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Stacy
KH6OWL