[CQ-Contest] /QRP

Mike DeChristopher mike at n0hi.net
Tue Aug 17 05:29:29 PDT 2010

The thought a few years ago was that the DX would hear QRP and take mercy.
 That seems to have faded some.  Really, it just adds extra time to the
call and makes it tougher to copy.  Nobody cares how much power you're

We don't send /QRO when we turn our amps on.

Mike DeChristopher, N0HI

> BlankDuring this weekend's WAE, I tuned on a station that had called CQ
> and
> a K9 station was answering him.  The K9 had /QRP tagged to the end of his
> call.  I didn't want to call over him so I just waited.
> The European station kept trying to get the call and was sending
> P?--RP?--K9??.
> If a station is really having problems copying your signal, and you're
> really weak, why hang the /QRP on the end of your call.
> I know of some die-hard QRP'ers who always do very well in the contests
> and
> none of them have the /QRP tacked to the end of their call.
> Just wonderin'  73
> Tom W7WHY
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