[VHFcontesting] question about portable operator class
ka6amd at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 18 19:12:12 EDT 2006
I have operated this class a lot. The rules prohibit the use of the
home station and limit you to 10W. This puts the emphasis on antennas
and location, location, location. Since I live in a hole with +5000
mountains all around it, portable is the class where I have a shot at
You describe my setup very well. Look at my web site to see how I got
it all in the truck. http://home.earthlink.net/~ka6amd/Sep2002VHF.html
You can also backpack up all the equipment, but you have to travel a lot
lighter. The biggest problem is a power source, they are always heavy.
David Ashworth wrote:
> 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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