Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by N3EG, Jul 15, 2021.
Ha ha no no not while your hunting. Just for radio lol
If you set up your rig in a tree stand, do you have to use ladder line to feed the antenna?
My "portable" operation was at a campsite on a picnic table with a MFJ Cub and a dipole, roped up a tree. Power from a 6 AH battery that came from emergency lighting unit that was trashed. Charged the batt with a wallwart and series tail light bulb.
Usually on 40 or 30 M band CW.
I did have an extension cord running to the campsite 15A outlet to charge the battery whenever it needed it.
THIS is portable.
por·ta·ble | \ ˈpȯr-tə-bəl \
1a: capable of being carried or moved about
... just because you're not into something doesn't invalidate the thing.
Everyone has a different take on "portable". I gave up my car when I downsized life after retiring. I also moved to an apartment where big antennas arent practical.
That means I have to actually carry whatever gear Im gonna use at the parks.
So heres my version of portable.
I love that. I'm a sucker for super portable stations.
If I am hunting I am just hunting. 22 bolt action and a game bag.
Portable for me is anything that fits in a classic large backpack. Right now, it is a KX3, KXPA100, a 20AH lifepo4, antenna, a hardball with a bunch of mason line and an antenna, feed line and a paper log and pen.
I can hike that easily ten miles round trip.
Yeah, Webster says, "capable of being carried or moved about." Whether it's K6ARK's station in a baggy in your pocket, or OH8STN towing his pulk sled aross the snow, or VK7HH in a truck with gear in racks, I'm going to say it's cable of being moved about, and is thus "portable" .
Hey Jim. Looking at your avatar, you really need to improve your QTH! It doesn't look like it even has a ham shack in it. Check out mine as a better reference.