Topband: Top Band and JT65

DXer hfdxmonitor at
Sat May 20 00:31:01 EDT 2017

 >>10 Watts is considered high power on the digital modes. Is using 1000 
 >>Watts on 160m (+20dB) and 250Hz receive filters (+10dB) on both ends 
 >>of a CW QSO more challenging than 10W on JT65 on the same link? 
 >>Perhaps not.

JT modes are weak signal modes, not necessarily low power/QRP modes. The 
power needed on 160 will likely be higher than on 20, for example.
The benefit is that, mode by mode, JT can do more with less power.

The old FCC rule/reccomendation about using only the power required to 
complete de QSO still applies. :^)

73 de Vince, VA3VF

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