I was not able to engage in radiosport activities, including no "home QTH", poor antennas, inadequate radio equipment and no convenient place to setup that equipment even if I DiD have it.
In 2000, not only did I switch callsigns (from KX6H to WQ6X) I took a more pro-active approach to radiosport activities, beginning by guest-OP'ing with the crew @ the W6ML CQP operations from Mammoth lakes (MONO county). ([CLICK HERE] to read about WQ6X's CQP involvement from 2000 and beyond.
As you can see from the CQP website, beginning in 2004 (when W6KC returned to solo CQP activities) I began running portable operations from newly-built houses in OJAI (Ventura County), allowing me to run CQP and SS (Sweepstakes) events from the SB (Santa Barbara) ARRL section.
Because I love camping and trying out different styles of portable operating, I did not allow not having a home QTH to keep me off the air during key radiosport events.
A major reason I do radiosport is to take advantage of my creative genius and find unique ways to make temporary operations work towards actually winning certificates and plaques.
|2 0 1 2 A. A. Ssb (left) --- 2 0 1 3 A.A. Cw (right)|
|N A Q P J A N 2012 C w|
ok with WQ6X operations from back patios and/or using the ever-cool Coleman Insta-tent.
|N A Q P C w (from Phoenix Lodge) & N A Q P Ssb (from N 6 G E O)|
|W Q 6 X Running HQP from M t. D i a b l o|
As you can see, these events are ALL different; different contests, from different locations, for different reasons. One of the reasons I do radiosport the way I do is that I am never bored; each location has its merits and its challenges. While most portable events don't yield certificates and awards, the ones that DO win make it even more satisfying and keep me excited for the next set
3830 Scores website for WQ6X operations.
Have you ever run radiosport events from portable / field day-like settings?
How did it turn out?
Is WQ6X, N6GEO or NX6T in any of YOUR logs?