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Subject: I am remote, unless I am mobile. Antennas are not ...

Message: I am remote, unless I am mobile. Antennas are not allowed where I live, I wish they were. Like many folks these days, if you can't use a remote setup then adios to ham radio. No one using remote would ever prefer it over a home antenna, but they have no choice. While I really appreciate everyone's opinion, let's remember that county hunting awards are "personal" awards. There is no competition here, only folks chasing awards and helping others to chase awards. Remote operation wasn't available in the past, but neither were solid state radios and we all use them now. If someone wants to work all counties QRP or without relays then great! If someone wants to work them all on one mode, one band, or left footed then good for them. If you want to work them all without using a remote station then great as well. It's all about accomplishing something that is a challenge. I think we all celebrate when any of our fellow county enthusiasts accomplish any award in any way they see fit. I hope that folks that don't approve of remote operation will remember the folks who have given them many many counties while they were mobile, yet have no option when sitting at home but to run a remote.

Call: W4SIG 1/26/2018

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