CW or QRP?

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    Fred Kemmerer
    Fred Kemmerer
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    Please post some messages about QRP topics here.

    - Fred (AB1OC)
    President, Nashua Area Radio Society

    ab1oc@arrl.net
    Visit us on the web at - https://www.n1fd.org

    #1747
    Fred Kemmerer
    Fred Kemmerer
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    When I first read the title of this forum I thought that maybe CW and QRP was a choice of one or the other.  Then I thought, ‘Nah, couldn’t be.’. I’ve been a member of NEQRP (The New England QRP Club) for several years now and almost every person I’ve met uses CW.  When you’re operating with 5 watts, usually considerably less, CW will make the trip when phone such as SSB can’t get through the noise.

    Last year I watched a friend make contact from Dover NH to Russia on about 3 1/2 watts.  Even that was probably more than he needed.  Another friend operates pedestrian mobile on the beach in Hampton NH.  With 3 or so watts and an antenna sticking out of his backpack he frequently contacts Europe.

    Check into it.  You may find that you don’t really need that new amp after all.

    - Fred (AB1OC)
    President, Nashua Area Radio Society

    ab1oc@arrl.net
    Visit us on the web at - https://www.n1fd.org

    #1765
    Fred Kemmerer
    Fred Kemmerer
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    Thanks for posting Wayne. You are right, if you have a good antenna, you can go a very long way using QRP. Adding CW to the mix helps even more. One of my longest contacts ever was to Western Australia which is about 1/2 way around to world from here. I made it using CW and 5w. That works about to a little over 2,000 mi/watt.

    - Fred (AB1OC)
    President, Nashua Area Radio Society

    ab1oc@arrl.net
    Visit us on the web at - https://www.n1fd.org

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    Layne AE1N
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    Morse Code Rappers!

     

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    Fred Kemmerer
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    I have a shack too!

    - Fred (AB1OC)
    President, Nashua Area Radio Society

    ab1oc@arrl.net
    Visit us on the web at - https://www.n1fd.org

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    Greg Fuller
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    Has anyone used the AlexLoop magnetic loop for QRP?  If so with what effect?

    - Greg (W1TEN)

    w1ten@arrl.net
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