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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