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From: n4lq@iglou.com (Steve Ellington)
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 15:35:00 -0400 (EDT)
> Please help me understand. I am being perfectly sincere--this is not meant to
> be a "cute," or smart-alec type letter...What is the big deal about buying a
> good rig and then making it work as poorly as you can? 

Unless you get a charge out of running low power, about the only purpose
would be during the Field Day contest. You can lower the power to 5 watts,
work 5 stations and gain 100 bonus points then QRO. Keep in mind that the
Omni series is not a QRP type rig because the receiver in it will probably
use more than the transmitter even when running 5 watts! 

If you are into energy saving and alternative power sources such as wind
or solar, then you need a different rig.

Steve Ellington N4LQ@IGLOU.COM  Louisville, Ky 

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