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What QRP Operating Today?

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by KM4DYX, Aug 15, 2017.

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  1. KM4DYX

    KM4DYX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Today I did a little 1 watt WSPRing on 40 meters - made it to VK6CQ, 11,546 miles from my QTH. I also did some 2.5 watt Winlink email with N9LOH, 722 miles.

    What QRP ops did you do today?

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  2. KL7KN

    KL7KN Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Tried a new headset/mike combo on my KX2. Worked like a champ for only $14.

    20M was dead here. Oh well. Still had some fun working up the new interface.
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  3. VK3YE

    VK3YE Ham Member QRZ Page

    On Sunday worked a contest. Approx 40 SSB contacts in 5 hrs of pedestrian mobile and portable.

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  4. N8AFT

    N8AFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Set up portable Saturday at Fair Radio in Lima (Lie Ma) Ohio. K1 and 1/4 wave vert for 40 pipe mtd to 2x6 car tire parked on.
    Didn't make any QSO's but had good conversations with fellow hams attending the event.
    Night prior however I had long CW QSO's with Montana and Texas using the K1 and full wave Hertz @ 30'.
    VY 72/73 from Lane de n8aft sk ..
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  5. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    QRP Fun
    I try to run some QRP on 7030 kHz and nearly all the guys who answer are running 100 W full power from their rigs. Many are oblivious to the fact that 7030 is agreed to be a QRP freq. Some years ago I ran exclusively QRP on or near 10106 and worked many European countries with a vertical ant, now 10106 seems to be a DX pileup freq.
    I started on my novice months with a one tube home brew QRP transmitter on 80M, and if you can get a QSO going in the summer on 80 With QRP, you grow nerves of steel dealing with the lightning noise :D
    Most summers I go camping with my MFJ single band rigs, a cub for 40M and a 9030 for 30M, they do well with my light weight dipoles I made for camping hanging in tree branches. Never have a problem getting some QSOs over a weekend at the lake or in the woods. .
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2017
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  6. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    "Don't Lie Ma ! She knows Lima is in Peru" !
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  7. KB4MNG

    KB4MNG Ham Member QRZ Page

    i envy you below 5 watt guys. You have to have the patience of JOB! i primarily work 40 cw. I can tell the qrp guys that respond. There signal is barely readable!
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  8. W6OGC

    W6OGC Ham Member QRZ Page

    QRP builds not only patience, but persistence, and prowess, too.

    Have a look at

    You don't always get them, always have to "wait your turn," but it is astonishing what can be done.

    It's a lot like dating, a constant mix of hopes, dreams, perpetual striving, mistakes, disappointments, despair, missed opportunities, interspersed with an occasional triumph.
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  9. N8AFT

    N8AFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    OK John; LyeMah, hi hi....
  10. N8AFT

    N8AFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not always barely readable signals when running with the "good stuff" for ears and hearing aids.
    CALF filter from 3rd Rock takes a big edge off of that lightning! Turn OFF the AGC too! makes it fun to work HF agn in summer with storms.
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