[CQ-Contest] QRPers..Illegal?

Bob Wruble w7gg at comcast.net
Tue Nov 8 12:38:06 EST 2005

more likely  its the over salt water part that really matters !!
my experience anyway......gg

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Zack Widup" <w9sz at prairienet.org>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] QRPers..Illegal?

> 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
> > power.  Some of the guys at the bigger stations have done QRP.  I
> > 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
> > good conditions and it's not a surprise that a QRPer could be 10-20
> >
> > Bill K4XS
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