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Author Topic: QRP on 40 meters!  (Read 4807 times)
EX_AA5JG
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« on: September 14, 2011, 09:56:02 AM »

4O3A from Montenegro was booming in here last night on 40 meters, and since I already have him confirmed on 40, decided to try him QRP.  It took a few calls but he finally came back to the AA5?? and then after a few more tries he got my whole call!  I have worked DX QRP before on a few other bands, but never on 40 before.  What a rush!  This could get addicting! I hope there is no rehab for it.

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AE4RV
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 10:02:10 AM »

That's awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 03:29:28 PM »

I really like the NAQCC QRP sprints - once a month, two hours. Great fun and good practice.

You don't have to be a member to join in but membership is free.

http://naqcc.info/


73, Geoff
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 10:50:34 AM »

There is no rehab for it.

I once worked GM3POI while operating QRP in the ARRL 160 meter contest.

To understand how strange that seemed, you have to know what a sorry excuse
for an antenna I have for 160m.

BTW, the Texas QSO Party is Sep 24-25.

Why not try doing it QRP?
73
Scott W5ESE
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 05:39:10 AM »

I was standing in the "shack" (my garage workbench) yesterday in the afternoon and decided to spin the dial on  40m to see who was calling.   I found a special event station(VE3MIS) in Ontario calling CQ on SSB.  I called him back from my FT817 and my homemade dipole.  He had trouble with the call the first time but after that we had a nice little QSO... my first on SSB.

Hey, this Ham stuff is a little bit of fun!
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011, 09:37:02 AM »

    I work qrp/dx into central europe and scandinavia regularly on 40m,normally between 2000-2200 Z with 5 watts and a windom antenna up 25 ft..No big secret once you learn your day/nite band propagation/grey line and have a decent antenna.Most qso's are 2 way qrp and majority of their antennas are homebrew  moxons or hex beams.

Good luck,  Jim                   
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AD6KA
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 10:07:24 PM »

Congrats,well donen nice catch......

ANd when you semd im you QSL card,
be sure to thank the op for taking the ime to dig out your "QRP" out of the noise.  He did for you know.


GL
BCNU, 73, Ken AD6KA/5R8GQ
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KB9BVN
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 05:06:28 PM »

5 watts to my attic dipole netted me Slovenia and Germany last night.  The lower end of 40 CW was cooking until about 3AM this morning.  Love it.

73 de KB9BVN
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