[amsat-bb] Re: "Mobile" Operation

Dave Sloan desloan at earthlink.net
Tue Mar 17 15:38:14 PDT 2009

Lets see, guess there are three major ways to operate:

1. Stationary: Where you are using equipment and antenna systems that are
fixed and could not be able to go mobile or portable very easy. 

2. Mobile: When the equipment is mounted and operated while installed in a
piece of equipment that is designed to be mobile and except for short stops
(red light) is moving. This could be foot mobile, bike mobile, ATV mobile,
horse back mobile, motorcycle mobile, or vehicle mobile.

3. Portable: Where you take your equipment and antennas and temporarily
install them (like for a state QSO party) and then operate from this
location until you either quite or move to a different location. Portable
could also be where you pull a vehicle into parking position and it remains
there for the duration of the operation. You could either work out of the
back of an SUV or place your equipment on a table outside of the vehicle and
it would still be considered portable operation.

TNX & 73,
Dave N0EOP

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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: "Mobile" Operation


For my own purposes if I operate in my vehicle I sign "/m", if I am 
outside with an Arrow and my h/t, I sign "/p" - that's the way I was 
taught many years ago, there is no ambiguity and I don't think you can 
go too far wrong with that!




Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
> Here's the relevent bits from the UK (and hence CEPT) license.
> As the FCC doesn't define mobile then it's up to you what you do on 
> their teritory.
> Location
> --------
> 1(10) "Station" means the station of the Licensee at the Main Station 
> Address, a Temporary Location or while Mobile or Maritime Mobile, as 
> the case may be.
> 1(11) Subject to clause 11, the Licensee shall operate the Station only:
>     (a) at the Main Station Address ("Main Station Address" means the 
> main station address of the Licensee set forth in the Validation 
> Document);
>     (b) at a Temporary Location ("Temporary Location" means a 
> location, other than the Main Station Address,  and in a fixed position);
>     (c) while Mobile ("Mobile" means located in any vehicle, as a 
> pedestrian or on any Vessel in Inland Waters); or
>     (d) while Maritime Mobile ("Maritime Mobile" means located on any 
> Vessel At Sea).
> Identification
> --------------
> 7(3) At a Temporary Location, the Licensee shall:
>     (a) use the suffix "/P" with his call sign and give the location 
> of the Station every 30 minutes to an accuracy of at least 5km by a 
> generally used identifier.
> 7(4) When Mobile, the Licensee shall use the suffix "/M" and when 
> Maritime Mobile, the suffix "/MM".
> David - KG4ZLB wrote:

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