All on the week of July 3-7 I am taking my annual trip to KH6 with my kids. As the boys are playing on the beach I plan to try and operate my KX2 on battery power from Kailua beach, probably several days worth. there are some nice trees and a park right by the water. I plan to use resonant wires as well as a buddipole I have so I can qsy to the water as needed.
Ill send a reminder right before I leave.. will be fun to test out the KX2 portable and finally get to play with my toy.
Ill be mostly CW and I have a small lenovo laptop that has a nice long lasting battery so I may do some real qrp rtty.. we shall see how that works out... Last year I went qrv from ZF2 and worked a couple hundred cw qso's in just a few hours with the hosts paddles flipped around backwards to accommodate my left handed fist...(didnt want to rewire a hosts gear.. was just glad for the oppportunity!)
Your list is great, after my last experience, I have developed a couple portable kits depending on where my travels take me. this will be my mini kit that has much of this stuff.. my bigger kits are more K3 friendly with pelican cases and such for all the accessories. But I have been dying to play with the KX2 and with the primary focus on the kids the mini KX2 kit it is this time... but I will probably bring the buddipole as well.
Should be fun!
From: Kevin - K4VD [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 2:14 PM
To: Chris Tate - N6WM
Cc: [hidden email]; [hidden email] Subject: Re: [Elecraft] N6WM/KH6 KX2 portable fun
Hi Chris... looking forward to trying a VA(KX3) - HI(KX2) QSO. Will
you be working some CW or digital?
I've been working on my checklist for portable ops with the KX3. Maybe
a little OCD but I'm always concerned about getting out in the field
and forgetting something key. My minimal list is:
Spare batteries (AA)
All fits in a small camera bag.
Also, I wonder if there's any concern about sand getting into the KX2.