QRP Water-Hole Frequencies ???

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  1. KK4LPG

    KK4LPG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have read that 30M has a QRP calling freq at 10.116 MHz.
    Are there any other common spots for QRP folks ?

    Here, EPO is 1 Watt, CW only, on 20M.
     
  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Platinum Subscriber Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Here ya go. Some will also add 7.030 as well - I've always considered 7040 to
    be my "go to" for QRP but 7030 seems to be the standard these days for kits
    and such that come with a crystal.

    The other chart I posted below shows 7.030 as the European QRP frequency.

    Dave
    W7UUU




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    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]MF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]160 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]1810 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]MF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]160 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]1818 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]MF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]160 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]1843 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]SSB Europe[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]MF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]160 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]1910 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]LSB[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]80 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]3560 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]80 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]3690 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]SSB Europe[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]80 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]3710 kHz (Novice)[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]80 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]3711 kHz (Novice)[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]75 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]3985 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]LSB[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]40 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]7040 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]40 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]7090 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]SSB Europe[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]40 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]7110 kHz (Novice)[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]40 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]7286 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]LSB[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]30 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]10106 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]30 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]10116 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]20 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]14060 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]20 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]14285 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]USB[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]17 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]18069 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]17 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]18096 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]17 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]18130 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]USB[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]15 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]21060 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]15 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]21110 kHz (Novice)[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]15 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]21285 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]SSB Europe[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]15 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]21385 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]USB[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]12 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]24906 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]12 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]24956 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]USB[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]10 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]28060 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]10 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]28110 kHz (Novice)[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]10 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]28360 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]SSB Europe[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]HF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]10 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]28885 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]USB[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]VHF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]2 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]144060 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]CW[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]VHF[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]2 Meters[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]144285 kHz[/TD]
    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF, align: left"]SSB[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]


    [TABLE="width: 534"]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"]160m[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]1.810[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]1.910[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]1.843[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"]Europe[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"]80m[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]3.560[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]3.985[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]3.710[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"]Novice[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]3.690[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"]SSB Europe[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"]40m[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]7.040[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]7.285[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]7.030[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"]Europe[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]7.090[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"]SSB Europe[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]7.060[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"]Europe[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]7.110[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"]Novice[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"]30m[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]10.106[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"]20m[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]14.060[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]14.285[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"]17m[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]18.096[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"]15m[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]21.060[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]21.385[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]21.110[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"]Novice[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]21.285[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"]SSB Europe[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"]12m[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]24.906[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"]10m[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]28.060[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]28.885[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]28.110[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"]Novice[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]28.385[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"]Novice[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]28.360[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"]SSB Europe[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"]6m[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]50.060[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]50.885[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]50.285[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"]SSB Europe[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"]2m[/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]144.060[/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]144.285[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"]SSB[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 13%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 29%, align: center"] [/TD]
    [TD="width: 15%, align: center"]144.585[/TD]
    [TD="width: 28%, align: center"]FM[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
     
  3. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    With 1W out on 20m CW, I'd mostly answer other stations who aren't calling for DX and have nice signals.

    Although 14.060 is posted as a QRP frequency for 20 CW, what I hear above W1AW (14.0475) is almost all slow speed guys regardless of power. OTOH, I've answered many CQs at 30-35 wpm down lower (14.040 or so) to find they were QRP stations. Just worked a guy last night in VE3 who was running 2W or 3W (forget) down around that frequency. If he hadn't told me, I'd have never known!
     
  4. W7UUU

    W7UUU Platinum Subscriber Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    that's how I play QRP. I just get on and hunt for CQs and see if they can hear me. I almost
    never call CQ on anything under 40 watts - certainly not with my 200 mW fire breathing monster!

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  5. K5TRI

    K5TRI XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    See .. I'm quite the opposite :). Turn the KX3 down to 1W (or less) and call until someone answers. When I send them
    my power they are always shocked. It's fun to send 1W to a guy who's running 100W but gave me a 549 or 559 report
    (assuming it was real).
     
  6. KK4JSJ

    KK4JSJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I bought the KX3 with the knowledge that it couldn't be used inside an apartment with a wire dipole running 5 watts on SSB and that I needed to go out into the big blue room with the bright yellow chandelier to chat with people on the other side of the pond....then I found out I was wrong. Today I think I surprised a few fellows...one in N. Ireland and one in Hungary when I told them I was running a KX3 with 5 watts into a wire dipole indoors...one report said a true 59 and the other said bouncing between a 56 and a 57. It was on 17 meters and the band was really strong for me during that time.

    Also, nothing like hearing people in the pileup huff and puff thinking you are lying about your power level....or simply perplexed at why they are running 400 watts or greater and I got called first....even when I never announce QRP.

    Nothing like good propagation.
     
  7. KK4LPG

    KK4LPG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Guys, Thanks.



    W7UUU,
    Great List. Thhhhanks. Have read several of your helpful posts on this forum.
    Great List. Thhhhanks.


    WB2WIK
    Yes that works well. Probability is on my side with that technique.
    I mostly listen for a good signal, calling CQ, then answer.




    K5TRI
    KX3 is really nice rig. Really nice! Yup, Really nice rig.
    But , I prefer the personal challenge of QRP and minimal equipment.
    When I was a kid (K4KKQ general) I had surplus BCC??? and an ARC-5, CW only.
    Still have my 1946 Vibroplex, and now a much older, slower fist.
    So, I don't think I could ever get used to a processor controlled Transceiver.


    KK4JSJ
    "Then I found out I was wrong" ALSO !
    My first QSO in 50 years, along with a new general license,
    was with 0.2 Watts EPO, into the spare telephone line in the attic,
    with WY4J , Memphis, TN, to Miami, FL , for a distance of 862 miles.
    "I was wrong" and totally surprised at 4310 miles per watt !!!


    Guys,
    Thanks so much for so much really good information.

    73 from KK4LPG
    Bio on website: www.GeoCities.WS/glene77is
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2013
  8. G8ADD

    G8ADD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Another one to be aware of: the forty metre SOTA frequency is nominally 7032, this offset from the EU QRP frequency was adopted because although the SOTA Activators are nearly always QRP, the Chasers calling them often run 100+ watts so it was considered courteous to observe an offset.

    73

    Brian G8ADD
     
  9. KB9BVN

    KB9BVN Ham Member QRZ Page

    7030.7 is also a QRP hangout. The rock bound PigRig is locked in at that freq and there are about 300 of them in circulation now. Best little radio $40 can buy. See http://www.kitsandparts.com

    A good website to keep track of QRP and SKCC is http://ham.jit.su

    72 de KB9BVN
     
  10. N2ADV

    N2ADV Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    A KX3 is next on my list :)

    The FT817 has been living in the car as of late.
     
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