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Frequently Asked Questions

What counties are rare/most needed?
Please refer to the INQP Records page for the details. There is a lot of detail there, so be sure you scroll down to the bottom to see it all.

How close do I have to be to a county line to claim a two-county QSO?
For the INQP, we require that you be as close as is safely and legally as possible. In cases where your station (your vehicle or antenna) cannot physically be located in two counties, then use your own discretion. Do NOT park on a bridge over a waterway, which is neither safe nor legal.

Be aware that MARAC and CQ have different (more strict) rules for what constitutes a valid two-county QSO. Consult MARAC or CQ for details.

How about allowing other bands (VHF/UHF) or modes (RTTY)?
For now, we believe that adding bands or modes would serve only to dilute the existing activity. We closely watch the activity level every year, and we will consider expanding the allowed bands and modes when appropriate or when there is otherwise sufficient demand from participants.

What is the difference between a Mobile and a Rover? A Mobile must be fully capabable of moving while operating, and that includes ALL of the antennas.

A Rover has the option of deploying non-movable antennas. For example, a rover can use a dipole in the trees whereas a mobile cannot.

Note that both Mobile and Rover must change counties at least once.

May I sponsor a plaque?
Yes! We award about a dozen or so plaques each year, and we always need sponsors. You may even create your own category (subject to our approval). See here for the list.