• The "Operating within Tent - Bronze Award" is aimed at operators who enjoy mixing radio and camping. The criteria for gaining this award are as follows:

    • Only activations that have taken place after your ARPOC joining date are valid for claiming awards
    • Operate a station from 5 different portable locations where you are camping overnight (see section B of the Award Rules for the definition of a "portable location")
    • Complete a standard exchange with at least one station from each location (see section B of the Award Rules for the definition of a "standard exchange")

    To claim the award, applicants must:

    • Read the award rules before claiming an award - https://www.arpoc.org/rules/18-award-rules.html
    • Create a new thread in this forum section using their call sign as the title
    • Provide the date for each activation
    • Provide the name for each portable location
    • Provide the location of each portable location using the Maidenhead locator (6 digit) or GPS signed degrees format (DDD.dddd)
    • Provide at least one photograph showing their station and it's surroundings at each portable location

    Once an application has been verified, the applicant will receive a unique code that they may then use to download the award certificate via the awards portal.

HF Only & SSB Only la4tta


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May 6'th to May 7'th my XYL granted me two whole days off. So of i went to Stora Mlvika at JP20qd, to escape the urban HF-noise. My primary objective was testing of portable of the grid email solutions (winlink and pskmail) and an new battery, but i also got the time to work an Scottish gentleman on 60 and an Czech gentleman on 40, and the local morning ring on 80.

Great weather this time.

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The KX3 runs great on an old AN/PRC77 battery.

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Dipole int the tree

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No need to get out of the sleeping bag to join the morning ring.

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Winlink testing on an old Toughbook

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1'st and 2'nd operator in the morning.
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