[CQ-Contest] QRPers..Illegal?

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Tue Nov 8 00:07:23 EST 2005

I remember about 10 years or so ago V73C running 5 watts was incredibly 
loud here on 40 CW in the ARRL DX contest.  I couldn't believe my ears.  I 
worked him later on outside the contest and he swore he was only running 
5 watts, but with a beam over salt water if I remember correctly.

It's amazing what the right antenna will do!

73, Zack W9SZ

On Mon, 7 Nov 2005 Cqtestk4xs at aol.com wrote:

> oooops: someone tell me how to get my tongue unstuck from my cheek......
> Just because someone has a killer sig, don't assume they are running illegal 
> power.  Some of the guys at the bigger stations have done QRP.  I believe 
> W5WMU had a guest op a couple of years ago and I did it from my place two years 
> ago.  A four bay stack of 5 elements is good for around 16-18 db gain, over a 
> dipole.  This makes my five watts sound more like 160-320.  Couple this with 
> good conditions and it's not a surprise that a QRPer could be 10-20 over.
> Bill K4XS

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