- April 3, 2016 at 7:01 pm #1662April 6, 2016 at 6:16 pm #1747
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.April 7, 2016 at 10:27 am #1765
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.April 7, 2016 at 1:14 pm #1779
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