Rob - G4LMW g4lmw at btconnect.com
Wed Apr 21 14:41:32 PDT 2010


Was your QRS station at the top end of the section (3560+-) - the designated 
"QRS Corral"?

Like Danny, I always slow to the other station's speed, so I am surprised at 
his experience. Please encourage him to give it another try.

On the antenna front, a G5RV is certainly not the best option and the 
radiation angle of a vertical is probably worse (in most "skip" conditions). 
An 80 loop, longwire, or 80m dipole would be better.

I would rather use a "bent" 133ft dipole at 10ft than a G5RV at 40ft!

73, Rob

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Danny Higgins" <danny.higgins at keme.co.uk>
To: "'Thomas Cannon'" <tom.g0vqr at ntlworld.com>; "'UK Contesting'" 
<uk-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 9:51 PM
Subject: Re: [UK-CONTEST] QRS and QRP

> Tom,
> I always slow down if I am called by a QRS station because I want to make
> sure he gets the call and the report correct.  Also, he may come back 
> again
> in the next contest.
> I use QRP for CW and DATA when conditions are good, as 100W to 10W is the
> same as S9+30 to S9+20.  I use a full size 80M dipole up about 40 feet and
> in the last CW contest I managed to hold a run frequency for over an hour.
> It helps to have a low noise level to pick up the other QRP stations who
> call.  I'll probably be QRP in tomorrow's data contest as I can only run 
> 50W
> in data modes, so only disadvantaged by 7dB this time.
> Danny, G3XVR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: uk-contest-bounces at contesting.com
> [mailto:uk-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Thomas Cannon
> Sent: 21 April 2010 21:14
> To: UK Contesting
> Subject: [UK-CONTEST] QRS and QRP
> I was approached by one of the members at are Radio club the other night 
> who
> has just started to go into the Club Championship contests. He has never
> been in Amateur Radio contests before so was not sure of the QSO format. 
> He
> also is learning Morse Code and was keen to try it out in the contest.
> I explained the use of cut numbers in contest N - 9 and T - 0 and the
> contest QSO format. which he was fine with.
> The problem he had this month in the CW  leg was that only 1 station out 
> of
> the handful he worked slowed down so he could understand them. I have been
> trying so hard this year to get members to take part in the Club
> Championships especially the members that are not contesters and the ones
> learning Morse Code.
> His comment to me was:" I am not sure I will do that again, only one 
> person
> would slow down". If we want newcomers to take part in these contest we 
> must
> slow down to their speed. I have convinced him to give it another try, so
> please if you are sent Morse very slowly, please send it back slowly to 
> the
> other station.
> Also congratulations to some of the QRP stations in the Club 
> Championships.
> There were some big scoring logs and I wish I had a station as good as
> theirs! I think the antenna must be the most important part of the 
> station.
> I use a full size G5RV at about 30 feet and when the weather permits I use 
> a
> 40 metre verticle on a Helikite with 16 - 20 Metre ground radials. If 
> anyone
> has any better ideas for an antenna on 80 Metres I would love to hear 
> about
> it.
> Work you in a contest soon
> Tom G0VQR
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