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Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by KC3JIN, Jan 15, 2018.

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  1. N8DAH

    N8DAH Ham Member QRZ Page

    1. Bitx40 is my work horse at the moment (soon to be a ubitx)
    2. QTH:40m Homebrew Windom. Portable: Homemade inverted V 40m
    3. 40m
    4. CW (need to get better hihi),SSB and digi modes FT8/Psk31
    5. Common: Home QTH Pref:A park with the sun on my back and a ice cold tea
    6. 8 I could do better but I have worked the world on 5w or less.
  2. AD5HR

    AD5HR Ham Member QRZ Page

    1. Homebrew 5763, modulated by 2 6AQ5's (5 watts of carrier) HQ-170
    2. 80M. loop strung through pecan trees
    3. 75M. some 40M.
    4. A.M. some CW
    5. Home, and Field Day
    6. 10 this rig is a blast!
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  3. KM4DYX

    KM4DYX Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's the pecans that must be giving you added gain...the real question is how do you pronounce "pecan" in Texas? Pee-can or Pe-con?
  4. AA4OO

    AA4OO XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    1. KX3 (was making contacts at 1w today, love that you can easily drop it down to QRPp)
    2. 80m OCFD going off to fiberglass poles
    3. SKCC frequencies
    4. CW
    5. Home, friend's field, parks, FD
    6. 10


    Using the Palm Single as a Cootie
  5. AD5HR

    AD5HR Ham Member QRZ Page

    A pee-can is something you would use if the outhouse is occupied?
    I love 80M. loops fed with window line, I use mine on all bands from
    160M. through 2M.
    I live on a city lot, so no room for long doublets, the trees make it hard
    to put up a tower.
    AD5HR, Jon
  6. N6QIC

    N6QIC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Currently using.
    1. Kenwood TS50 Transceiver
    2. G5RV Jr. up 36 feet above the trees.
    3. 40 meters, Mostly just The Noontime Net 7283.5
    4. SSB
    5. Always from my van
    6.My QRP=5 watts, very successful always a (10)

    KENWOOD TS50_2.jpg
  7. KM4DYX

    KM4DYX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I like loops, too. Under rated antennas, I posit. So pe-con it is, in Texas anyway. In my native tongue, Appalachian, I believe the correct pronunciation is pee-can. But I've been out among the English so long that I may have disremembered it.

  8. W6OGC

    W6OGC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Down here where we grow them, you hear “pe-con,” with emphasis on the second syllable.


    1. Most any rig can be set to run <5 watts; it’s the receiver that is most critical. I used an Omni VI+ For some years, now a K-2.
    2. I’ve used a dipole, a vertical and a horizontal loop, here, with auto tuners for all band use, except the vertical.
    3. Any band the DX can be heard. It’s a thrill when you can be heard in Heard, and vice versa.
    4. CW only
    5. Home only, due to health problems.
    6. I’m less and less active due to health problems. Propagation takes its toll as well.
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  9. KD8ZM

    KD8ZM Ham Member QRZ Page

    1. So far, Youkits HB-1b Mk 3, due to portability. Just got a KX3 and maybe I will eventually find that I like that better - but I'm not sure.
    2. 600' loop, 50' elevation, fed with ladder line to a 4:1 balun, to 2' section of coax running through the wall. (When I'm at home, not in the woods).
    3. 40m - mostly because it's usually open, populated, and it's easy to make QRP contacts.
    4. CW
    5. Outdoors, setting in the deep woods, preferably in camouflage. Wire thrown up in the trees. Headphones, so no one knows I'm there.
    6. I have no idea how successful I am at QRP or what that even means, I just know that I enjoy it a lot. The idea of ditting and dotting with other people, across hundreds or thousands of miles on battery power, 1 to 5 watts, is amazing to me.
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  10. N1OOQ

    N1OOQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree... less power than an old-fashioned Christmas bulb to talk to Ohio from here... no infrastructure in between. Pretty cool :cool: Kids these days are just not impressed by it.
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