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Am I Mobile, Portable or What?

Discussion in 'On the Road' started by KF5YU, Mar 11, 2017.

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  1. G0NMY

    G0NMY Ham Member QRZ Page

    That is slightly different to UK hams, over here if you can drive or walk around with your antenna while continuing to operate your radio, then you are Mobile.
    If you have an antenna that is say on a pole in a temporary semi-fixed position, you can not carry it around while you are operating, then you are Portable

    :)
     
  2. G3YRO

    G3YRO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes these days, if you're walking with a handheld rig, you are Mobile, the same as in a vehicle.

    But originally, you used to have to PAY for an additional Mobile licence to use a rig in a car.

    However, you could sign "Pedestrian Mobile" without having to obtain an additional licence. (good news, as I built several handheld rigs when I was a schoolboy, and couldn't afford an extra licence each year!)

    This was changed several years ago. No extra licences . . . and the main one is even free these days.

    Roger G3YRO
     

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