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When possible, Justin and I try to go out mobile for QSO Parties in the area. We're slowly getting better at it - it takes time and effort to learn all of the tips and techniques.

It's all about traveling to different counties of a state and then operating from a county ... either while in motion or while parked along side of the road.

Generally, our technique is to run counties from a stopped location ... ie, stop-n-op. This way I can fire up my heating pad and enjoy some relief for my lower back and left hip while we are driving from one county to the next. Note that a heating pad with DC-to-AC converter is VERY noisy with regards to QRN - ie, a strong buzzing radio interference!

Below is a listing of contests we have participated in while mobile. We often stop to get a picture of the county sign as we enter a new one.

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