Saturday, March 27, 2010

For any QRP skeptics out there .....

Another outdoor adventure from Jim W1PID.

SSB, no less, too! This should make any QRP skeptics have second thoughts!

http://www.mv.com/ipusers/w1pid/bald/bald.html

72 de Larry W2LJ

2 comments:

Paul - PC4T said...

Hi Larry, I love his stories. And yes, SSB is often underestimated, the most of my DXC is made with... SSB and on 40 meter. Yes it can... with QRP. Good luck, 73 Paul

Jeff, KE9V said...

Sorry, but I'm still a skeptic of QRP SSB though I'll concede it can work if you're located on the eastern seaboard, at a high elevation, and during a big contest.

But try five watts on any Sunday night on 75m from Muncie, Indiana with a dipole at 30 feet.

But I've never been interested in the QRP lifestyle just because of the low-power...

If I could run a kilowatt from a K1-sized kit that I built and power it for hours from a small battery, and not have to worry about it frying my body cells or interfering with the neighbors stereo, I'd be a kilowatt kind of guy. HI!

73 de Jeff KE9V