Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by KM4DYX, Aug 15, 2017.
I always run the minimum power to make a contact. Most of the time it is QRP power using CW.
Get a better antenna.
I got an HW8 in February... just got state 32 with it the other night. It's a very good teacher of patience.
72 es OO
The QRP ARCI Fall QSO Party is coming up!
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Lane, N8AFT, and I finally managed a SKED. Thanks again, Lane, for you patience and encouragement. You set a great example for other CW operators, and hams in general, to emulate.
30M QSO to MN.
1264miles with 5W into a 6BTV GP.
449 RST b/w
Al; You make me blush, hi hi!
Real fine to QSO with you today. Always fun to work with someone who wants to try something new and excel at Morse.
Keep up the good work. Hard to tell you were 5 watts output also. Good sigs here at columbus.
Warren; FB on the 253mpw!
Your TT Corsair looks alot like a Drake TR7 but that green digit made me look twice...
Was running my TR7 QRP on 80m tonite and a 100mw Rock Mite op answered me from East Pennsylvania.
I'm new to this ham thing and I have a naive question: is it my imagination or are the bands far worse now than they were even in August? If they are, is this primarily due to seasonal factors, or the solar cycle? Thank you. Brady
Hey Brady, how did that end fed antenna do for you at the RV park?
I'm certainly no expert on propagation, but I have noticed that we have had several days this month of elevated K Index, and that's not good for HF. I think that is what you are noticing. I believe that elevated K indexes can come at any time in the season or cycle.
We also experienced a total HF blackout this month, which is unusual.
On the other hand we also had a couple of days of enhanced conditions due to an elevated SFI.
Overall we can expect deteriorating conditions until the cycle bottoms out.