[VHFcontesting] CW for QRP station?
n9rla at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 2 22:42:00 EDT 2001
QRP in the ARRL VHF contests falls under the Single Op Portable category.
They allow the full 10 watts. Here is an excerpt for the VHF Rules:
2.2. Single Operator Portable:
2.2.1. Ten (10) W PEP output or less.
2.2.2. Portable power source.
2.2.3. Portable equipment and antennas.
2.2.4. Single Operator Portable stations must operate from a location other
than a permanent station location.
2.2.5. Single Operator Portable stations may not change locations during the
contest period outside of the original 500-meter diameter permitted circle.
You can find more info at:
This is a category that is growing in popularity, but is still pretty open.
I've considered entering this myself a few times, by just submitting the
score from my best grid, and the rest as a 'check log'.
Dan Evans N9RLA
Scottsburg, IN 47170
IN-Ham list administrator
1/2 of the N9RLA /R no budget Rover Team
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Clements" <ve7cyt at sprint.ca>
To: <Qrpvhf at aol.com>; <vhfcontesting at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] CW for QRP station?
> I have heard that 5 watts is QRP and that our 10 watt Kenwoods (TS680s)
> low power for the contests. I have worked CN88 from FN14 with 5 watts...so
> yes, it can be done...but, be carefull to limit your power (unless I am
> Right now, I also only run on 6m...but...look north...I am here in
> 73 Kevin VA3OR/VE3RCN
> ---- Original Message -----
> From: <Qrpvhf at aol.com>
> To: <vhfcontesting at contesting.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 8:38 PM
> Subject: [VHFcontesting] CW for QRP station?
> > I was thinking about changing over to mostly CW for my VHF contesting as
> > have a small station (only 6meters) for now and at only 10watts.
> > Had heard from friends that as far as range of mile 10watts CW is as
> > 150watts SSB? and since a amp is still a ways away for me money wise, I
> > thought why not optimize what I have???
> > 73's Jake, K8JWT (FM09ap)
> > www.qsl.net/k8jwt
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