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Author Topic: QRP Distance Records ??  (Read 7310 times)
AB7KT
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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2011, 05:19:03 AM »

I agree that it is a mistake to tell the other operator that you are QRP unless he specifically asks about your station.
I can't tell you the number of times I have done this and AS SOON as I tell them how much power I am running, it ends the QSO. We can go back and forth 2-3 times, then I mention that I am QRP and pretty much every time the other op suddenly has trouble hearing me/QSB is getting bad.............73
This has happened to me so many times that you would think I would learn but I just did it again within the last couple days when I finished building my Small Wonder Labs Retro 75. This is as predictable as the sun coming up every morning in the East and setting in the West.

On the other hand, I have also done the opposite: many times. I simply did not mention that I was QRP and just continued on with the contact like there was nothing out of the ordinary.

Funny, I have also worked someone and never mentioned that I had been QRP. Then, after the QSO was over, communicated wtih the other op over the internet and as soon as I mentioned that I had been QRP he started telling me how I started to fade out at the end or something.
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I thought you said this was a weak signal mode ? I HAVE a weak signal and he still didn't hear me.

FWIW: My callsign is AB8KT
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