"Portable" operation???

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  1. KC7JNJ

    KC7JNJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ha ha no no not while your hunting. Just for radio lol
  2. KG7WGX

    KG7WGX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    If you set up your rig in a tree stand, do you have to use ladder line to feed the antenna? ;)
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  3. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
  4. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    THIS is portable.
  5. N6MST

    N6MST Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
  6. N8TGQ

    N8TGQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    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. flightdeck.jpg
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  7. KI4POT

    KI4POT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I love that. I'm a sucker for super portable stations.

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  8. KF9VV

    KF9VV Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    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.

    Jim KF9VV
  9. N5HXR

    N5HXR Ham Member QRZ Page

    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" :).
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  10. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    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. :)

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