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Have you backed off your QRP activities due to the solar cycle

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by K4YND, Oct 10, 2016.

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  1. K4YND

    K4YND Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have not. I have done 4 or 5 NPOTA activations and have always had at least some success. I have operated QRP in contests and seem to still do ok. For me its about making contacts. They don't have to be incredible distances for me to be thrilled. Its all about what can be done with a simple setup and low power.
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  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Not at all - 20m is always open to somewhere during the day and 40m at night. I run numerous QRP CW-only rigs and have no shortage of folks to work.

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  3. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    hi - short answer is yes. QRP portable means compromise antennas. That don't work for shit.

    So I crank up the rig to 30 or 50w and run with that. or 10w on JT, or 20w on PSK.
  4. KI6J

    KI6J Ham Member QRZ Page

    Only for the lazy.
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  5. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Haven't heard you on, lazy?
  6. VK3YE

    VK3YE Ham Member QRZ Page

    No. Contacts on the following bands are hardly affected by the solar cycle.




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  7. KI6J

    KI6J Ham Member QRZ Page

    Your copy good to 40?
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  8. W4KJG

    W4KJG Subscriber QRZ Page

    Heck no! I've been having a great time with hunks of non-resonant wire and 40-50 year old equipment using digital modes, primarily on 40 and 20 meters. DXing has been fantastic.
  9. KU3X

    KU3X Ham Member QRZ Page

    NO !
  10. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    ha ha, good one.

    we had a great pile up on 20m this morning, until 1400 local.

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