What QRP Operating Today?

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

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  1. N8AFT

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    7050 es 7060 was hummin nicely Sunday from morning til late afternoon for QRP, then I went to 3560....
     
  2. KM4DYX

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    I, finally, after 0ne hundred plus tries, was spotted on RBnetwork. I know I'm running low power and I know my fist is not perfect, but jeez louise, that took a long time. (Wipes sweat from brow, shaking hand turns off rig.)

    Anyway, band condx not great lately. Still practicing sending. I'll be on around 7050-60 next week in the afternoon, hopefully.

    73,
    Al
     
  3. N8AFT

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    The RBN is such a neat thing... You can't count on it 24/7 since some of the participants turn off their gear sometimes.
    Yes, QRP signals being picked up on RBN from my QTH is dicey too, so it's not your set-up or antenna to blame.
    Keep up the good work friend, es enjoy the thrill of shakey hands while it lasts!
     
  4. N1OOQ

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    Does RBN have a wpm lower limit? I have never seen less than 12.
     
  5. N8AFT

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    Fair Question....
     
  6. N8AFT

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    It shows my CQ @ 9 wpm today so I think Al is safe...
    he may just need to pound his key a little harder to make more noise. :)
     
  7. N8AFT

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    Had a FB 2X QRP QSO with Randy, KB2PLW in Cocoa FL this evening on 3560. I had the HW8 and a hot 4 watts into the dublet.
    Earlier on 7060 I met up with Al, KM4DYX and him running his new SGC rig. Sounds like a new one Al ! A real winner!
     
  8. KM4DYX

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    Thanks to some patient Elmering by Lane, N8AFT, I'm finally relaxing and making incremental improvements with my sending CW.

    Sorted the power supply (Yaesu FP-1030A) for my "new" SGC 2020 so I can push 20 Watts now...please don't ban me from this thread. I'm still a QRP guy at heart.

    Used a webSDR in England to listen to my test signal this evening...sounded pretty good if I do say so myself. Love playing with those things.

    Stretching out my Winlink legs...1031 miles to VE1YZ with the rig set to 15 Watts is now QED.

    72/73,
    Al
     
  9. N8AFT

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    Won't ban anyone... Your digi experimentation sounds fun. It's surprising the difference in signal when running 15 to 25 watts vs 5 at times.
    If I know the other op is struggleing to hear me I will bump up the pwr if on a big radio. No shame in that.
     
  10. N1OOQ

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    Definitely no shame in running a little extra power. QRP is for fun, a little extra challenge beyond "armchair copy". If it stops being fun, there's no point.
     

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