Originally Posted by leiniesred
I'm going to try for breakfast. I'll be mobile on my bicycle with a HT for about an hour on the way there.
So, will I be mobile or portable? What about when I ride on the sidewalk?
Mobile operations is when the station is in a moving vehicle (anything that moves) and not at the same location as your license's permanent address.
Portable is a station that is fixed (not mobile) BUT not at the same place as the permanent station (which is the physical address of your license, most often home). Field Day run will be a portable
operation; we won't be moving, but it won' t be at anyone's physical license address either.
Walking around the house with your HT is not mobile nor is it portable. Using the HT while on a bike is mobile. Walking to the gas station is mobile. Setting up a radio at camp is portable.