Needless worries on both our parts, as it turns out - and that, my friends, is mighty good news! For sure, his situation is not as ideal as when he was in his own house; but as I often say, "We have to make do with the cards we are dealt". So my heart gladdened when I received the following report in an e-mail the other day.
"I made 25 contacts yesterday and worked all the states in W7 land. I still need Maine and Vermont to finish off W1 land and will be looking for those today. So far, 20 states and 13 countries worked from my "noisy" apartment, via QRP."
Proof positive that you should never, ever underestimate the power of QRP and the resourcefulness of an eager Ham who is willing to exploit it! For where there's a will, there's a way and you only need a few Watts to do it with.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!