[VHFcontesting] "Portable"

KA6AMD ka6amd at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 1 20:35:07 EST 2007

As I live in a remote and semi-rare grid square, I need good sized 
antennas just to be heard in the Los Angeles area.  The home QTH is in a 
valley surrounded by +5000ft mountains, so portable is the only way to 
go.  It takes about four hours to set it all up.  When done I have 3 
masts; a 6-meter beam, a 2M-222-432  set, and 902 together with 1296.  
This separation allows me to work in different directions when I need 
to.  It also consolidates the antennas with similar beamwidths on their 
own masts, making the steering a little bit easier. 


SpecRisk at aol.com wrote:
> I guess maybe I wasn't specific enough. Words have meaning and there is no  
> definition of what a "permanent station location" is  Also "2:  Portable 
> Equiptment and Antennas" may not be the same as 2: Portable Equiptment  and  
> Portable  Antennas. Erich, your rover is a testimonial  to the fact that length 
> really does matter. 
> George, W1JHR

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