I have always wondered about this question

Discussion in 'On-Air Operations - Q&A' started by KG0MN, Dec 10, 2016.


What is the percentage of hams that would break the power rules?

Poll closed Dec 17, 2016.
  1. 0 to 10%

    9 vote(s)
  2. 10 to 20%

    5 vote(s)
  3. 20 to 30%

    2 vote(s)
  4. 30 to 40%

    2 vote(s)
  5. 40 to 50%

    0 vote(s)
  6. 50 to 60%

    1 vote(s)
  7. 60 to 70%

    1 vote(s)
  8. 70 to 80%

    1 vote(s)
  9. 80 to 90%

    0 vote(s)
  10. 90 to 100%

    3 vote(s)
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  1. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    He's not the only one, and there are MANY everywhere. I don't exclude myself...
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  2. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I get that way myself from time to time.
    The person in question mad other attributes that made him a very stimulating and fun person to chew the rag with.
  3. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Unless you can define "carry out the desired communications" how do you define the "minimum transmitter power" when the desired communications is having a 20 over 9 signal on the other end? As to the "letter of the law" later in 97.313 the maximum power limit is given......that's the law.
  4. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    It is fairly vague...
    Our weekend rag chew group has a standing rule, anything under 500W is QRP, and you can't have arm chair copy if people are running QRP.
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  5. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    500W ERP or just RFOUT?
  6. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    That rule is subject to interpretation. :)
  7. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    With top down and engine running, at a dead stop I would feel like I was doing 90!:)
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  8. WA4SIX

    WA4SIX Ham Member QRZ Page

    On 6 meters, I use a Larcan amp with 300W of headroom. The TT Pegasus puts out a preset power to drive the amp. By a decent meter, I do 1450W out.
    I now have parts from a SS MRI amp on the way that will do 2400W (Continuous) from 5 Mhz-70 Mhz. I'll alter it a bit to give lower gain down to 80M. I do not feel the need to go over the limit, as I am in the top tier of output power. I just like to have the overhead & never have to stress components.
    Trust me, when I stress things, you need asbestos clothing...

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  9. WA6MHZ

    WA6MHZ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I wanna LINNYURE so powerful I need THIS to run it!!!
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  10. W6OGC

    W6OGC Ham Member QRZ Page

    No problem! Get a better antenna.

    There was a fellow in Houston who built a 10 el. wide spaced yagi for 10M back in the '80s. Someone asked him about it at a hamfest, and he said, "It's terrific. You point it towards JA and talk, and people run out of their houses with their clothes on fire."
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