I'm leaning toward the 4030. The sale price does look attractive. Since
my youth I've generally avoided 20 meters. 20 m was the province of the
big guns and I got my start in 1967 when I was in high school. Old
habits die hard. We kids all had fairly modest stations, so we mostly
hung out on 15 meters where there were fewer big guns and one could work
DX with a modest station, when the band was open.
Is there much QRP activity on 80 meters? I occasionally listen on 3560
kHz, but I usually don't hear anything. Maybe the high QRN level limits
QRP operation on 80.
On 4/8/2012 12:02 PM, Kris Merschrod wrote:
> I would go for the 30-40 model.
> 30 meters is very QRP friendly and there are QRP clubs such as the NW that
> meets on 30. I've been using the OHR Explorer II, on 30 Mtrs., since the
> 90s at the home QTH, as well as France, Guatemala, Costa Rica and so forth -
> 4 watts with a full-sized dipole and it is a very friendly band and great
> DX, plus contest free.
> Kris KM2KM
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> Subject: Re: [TenTec] TEN-TEC QRP Rig Sale
>> Thanks, Jim
>> I've only operated QRP on 40m. Which would be the better choice, the
>> 4030 or 4020?.
>> Bob WB2VUF
>> On 3/30/2012 1:11 PM, Jim Wharton wrote:
>>> TEN-TEC has just placed the two band QRP rigs, R4020 and R4030 on sale.
>>> Take a look at www.tentec.com. This sale also includes the QRP go pack
>>> which includes a cool shoulder bag, rig, and antenna.
>>> Jim Wharton NO4A
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