Generally, it's good practice for a QRPer to, if possible, flip a rx
attenuator in line to see just how weak the TRANSMITTED QRP signal will
sound on the other end assuming equivalent receivers.
This is, of course, if a sustained QSO is to ensue.
* Scott Rosenfeld NF3I Burtonsville, MD FM19mc QRV 80-10/6/2/440 *
* 6m 82 grids on 8w * DXCC WAS WAC * QRP-L #147 * QRP ARCI #9054 *
* http://w3eax.umd.edu/~ham * ARRL Life Member /Laurel ARC/UMARA *
*** 301-549-1022 h 301-982-1015 w *** 35 wpm HF mobile CW Neon ***
On Thu, 23 Apr 1998, Michael O. Hyder wrote:
> QRO means, "please increase your power."
> QRP means, "please decrease your power."
> We believe ourselves to be gentlemen (and ladies).
> If a person said to me, "I am hard of hearing, could you speak up?" it
> would be RUDE to continue to whisper. If I answer your 100 watt CQ with
> 5 watts and you give me a 239 report, then I know it is you who are
> straining to make the circuit possible. If you send QRO and I cannot,
> then courtesy would seem to dictate that I bow out gracefully.
> So I call CQ at my typical 50 or 100 watt output and get some
> dyed-in-the-wool QRP operator. Ask him to QRO and he takes it
> personally -- geez. My suggestion to such folks is to call your own
> darn CQ. Take the challenge of QRP yourself, instead of subjecting
> others to it.
> By the way, these days I am running one of two Argosy rigs, usually at
> 50 watts. Sometimes, I will switch to 5 watts if the other fellow is
> running that power. But I can go to 500 with the flip of a switch, too.
> I am not opposed to low power operation. Guys (and gals), please use
> your heads with this QRP stuff, for what may be your fun may be at
> another's expense.
> Regards, Mike N4NT@bigfoot.com
> Michael O. Hyder, Esq.
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