Warc bands

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by KC3JIN, Jun 11, 2019.

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  1. KC3JIN

    KC3JIN Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is sort of a followup to my previous thread. If the question's been asked recently and I missed it, please make this post disappear :eek:

    So for background, I have an ft817, mostly ssb and CW, and was debating whether to buy an mfj-1899t. It's 4x the price of their monoband antennas but covers ten bands with appropriate counterpoise.

    The incidental question is: are the WARC bands more or less friendly to QRP? Understood that they're probably a little less busy, which could mean fewer contacts, but also means fewer amp pilots to steer around, and people on them are there deliberately.

    I dunno. Thoughts?
  2. K5VZD

    K5VZD Ham Member QRZ Page

    30 meters is totally qrp friendly...will be listening for ya.
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  3. KC3JIN

    KC3JIN Ham Member QRZ Page

    K5vzd, 30 is definitely on the list either way :)

    Was even thinking if I went the monoband vertical route one of them would have to be for 30.
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  4. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    30m is a lot of WARC but I got WAS confirmed so it was worth it. :)
  5. W4POT

    W4POT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    17m seemed plenty friendly to QRP 2 years ago when I was able to make DX SSB contacts with my FT817. I'm sure it will be the same when conditions improve.
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  6. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Personally I think 30m is outstanding, always open to somewhere. 17m, I've had some amazing QSOs, give it a shot, don't get your hopes up. 12m, see you there in 3 or 4 years...

    But curiously 10m has openings, maybe E skip? Worth a tune through...

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