I'm afraid not, at least not out of the box with standard software. You'd need a laptop regardless of course, but without the base stations (Though I guess you could set them up on your tray or something if you had the room and the power for them.) it just isn't going to work because there's no tracking at all. It's possible to do it with a single base station on channel A, but it probably won't work very well.
"Welcome to the desert of the real."
If your base station has a Fault 02/03 error or a red light or both, the ONLY solution is to contact our support on vive.com and set up an RMA. There is no user fix for this issue.
Ok thanks for the response. I was hoping to run the headset without tracking on a nonVr game but it sounds like at least one base station would be required for the headset to activate. I think I will still pull the trigger on the purchase just stow the system overhead. Thanks!!!!