I’ve been going to the Sea-Pac Ham Radio Convention for a decade, and I finally was able to set up my portable station on the beach. While I didn’t contact any one, I was able to hear a ham in the Caribbean on 20m PSK31 who was conversing with hams in Italy. I haven’t yet got the macros programmed for FLDigi on my tablet, and it is very hard to type on the pop up keyboard and still see what is going on, especially at sunset on the beach.
My portable station consists of an AMP-3 Tactical Transceiver pack, my Buddistick antenna, a Yaesu FT-817, Signalink USB, and an Acer Windows 8.1 tablet. And yes, I can fit all of that into the pack.