We Need All The Help We Can Get

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by K1LKP, Jun 29, 2021.

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  1. K1LKP

    K1LKP Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    GOD BLESS THIS weak_station.jpg

    73 - K1LKP
     
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  2. KO4ESA

    KO4ESA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Solar minimum cycle.
    Transformer and power lines all around the property. Hills,mounds and trees blocking line of sight.
    Low signal on cell phone.
    But life is good.
    KO4ESA
    WRJR757
     
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  3. KK9W

    KK9W Ham Member QRZ Page

    What would you do if I sent CQ with my key? Would you sit down and tap back to me?
    Oh, baby I get by (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
     
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  4. KC7JNJ

    KC7JNJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Some days are better then others, low power does not necessarily mean weak. :p Had a great QSO into the Kansas City MO area last night. ( 5watts SSB.)

    @K1LKP I still have a very nice T.O. keyer ;)
     
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  5. KJ7VAB

    KJ7VAB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I hit Ontario from Western Wa on 2.5 and my new 40 meter EFHW QRP Guys unun.
     
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  6. K1LKP

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    WOW...... CONGRATS ON BEING THE PROUD OWNER OF A W9TO KEYER.

    TAKE GOOD CARE OF THAT WONDERFUL VINTAGE PIECE OF CW EQUIPMENT

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    73 ES ENJOY THE FUN FILLED WORLD OF CW.

    K1LKP
     
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  7. W2TXB

    W2TXB Ham Member QRZ Page

    QRP can be more difficult, especially with the previously described band and noise conditions. Throw in the conditions often found at campgrounds (i.e., "converter" noise) and all bets are off.

    During a recent camping trip to Jacques Cartier (not the jeweler, for those in Rio Linda) State Park along the St. Lawrence River, we were fortunately camped at the shore. I placed the WRC vertical's "legs" and two of the three radials on a rock ledge in 2-3" of river water, and the noise floor dropped dramatically. It also placed the antenna a bit farther from the sources of electrical noise. Finally started making some contacts. :)
     
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  8. K1CWB

    K1CWB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nothing but good times for me running low power right through the bottom of the cycle. I accidentally became a QRPer and don't regret it, I'm enjoying it. That being said, I'll gladly take any help I can get. Hope to catch you out there surfing the QSB waves!
     
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  9. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Were you camping or glamping?
     
  10. WD0BCT

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    Been looking seriously at POTA. This might open my portable QRP journeys to more careful listeners. I operate QRP from a State Park quite a bit so I might as well join the party, It will give me incentive to pursue some of the more off the main path parks here in CO. I will be a day tripper....over night camp outs are no longer fun at my age.
     
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