Should I use /QRP added to my call on FT8?

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by AK7AN, Jan 21, 2019.

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  1. AK7AN

    AK7AN Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I like to operate my Flex 1500 on FT8 and have my FT8 setup to use /QRP added yo my call. I operate FT8 quite regularly with my 6300 and amp, and want to differentiate when I operate QRP. I have also setup a separate logbook here on QRZ. LOTW doesn't distinguish contacts. I am motivated to work towards WAS and DXCC QRP..
    Thoughts???
    Take care
    Ed
    AK7AN
     
  2. N5SMO

    N5SMO Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    It is usefull to add the Suffix because you can then create a new alias call in QRZ with it's own logbook just for QRP ops.
     
  3. WG7X

    WG7X Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Never mind... I just now noticed what forum this was in...
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2019
  4. VA3VF

    VA3VF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm not a lawyer. For entertainment purposes only.

    Never heard of a problem, but is it legal? Adding /QRP is a 'change' to an officially issued identification.

    The other aspect is that, my opinion only, I don't want any 'help' or 'pity' for being QRP. QRPers may not like it, but the other station is doing a lot of the 'heavy lifting' (non FT8).

    Before anybody thinks I'm against QRP, not at all. Actually, 'mainstream' QRP (5Watts) is 'QRO'. I really like milli/microwatting.;)

    YMMV
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2019
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  5. KD8ZM

    KD8ZM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I always figure that unless I would put /QRO on the end when I'm running full power, why would I put /QRP when I'm not? :)
     
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  6. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    If some one is adding ANY "/XYZ" after their call, I don't log them.
    It confuses many logging programs and is not recommended in the FT 8 operating tips.

    If you really just have to send "/QRP" then do it as an edited macro only.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
  7. W4POT

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  8. N5SMO

    N5SMO Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    IMHO, only add /QRP if you plan on keeping a separate logbook for some kind of QRP endorsement or award.
     
  9. KF9VV

    KF9VV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I switch between QRP, 100W and one of these days true QRO. It is easy enough to enter power level in logging software that I do it that way.

    /QRP on a CQ is not at all cool theses days. It will scare away potential callers. Just call boldly like you are the big dog works better.
     
  10. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Amp?!!?! Then you are part of the problem.

    FT8 is built for weak signal. Cut it out, don't spam the bands.

    Don't sign /QRP. You can sign /P and that fits in the bit encoding.

    I'm pretty sure that is in the documentation. Did you read it?

    Anyway QRP is considered 5w for digimodes and CW, 10w for SSB.

    Or less.
     
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