[VHFcontesting] question about portable operator class

Ed Swiderski, KU4BP ku4bp at triad.rr.com
Fri Aug 18 19:05:16 EDT 2006

Either is OK. I just got into VHF contesting last year and have run only
portable. I pack my stuff in my truck and head to my favorite spot. Set up
the antenna(s), connect the radio to my battery, turn the power down and
have at it. If you choose to do it, it's fun.


-----Original Message-----
From: vhfcontesting-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:vhfcontesting-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of David Ashworth
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 12:43 AM
To: VHFcontesting at contesting.com
Subject: [VHFcontesting] question about portable operator class

Hello, been reading the rules for the September VHF contest and the "general
rules for contests above 50 MHz".  It brings up a couple of questions. It
doesn't look like you would get extra points for being a portable station.
It looks like a good opportunity to see what your station can do.  So, what
is a portable station?  From reading the rules, looks like 10 watts PEP or
less, portable power source and portable antennas = portable operator class.
Would this be someone who put all of this in his pickup and drove to a high
spot and then setup?  Or, is it someone who would backpack up the mountain
on foot with the equipment?  Thanks for your comments, Dave, NC6P.

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