Re: QRP is challenged
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If you can't get that dipole up nearly 1000 feet the ground losses will cut your signal down to size. All of the other people who have been on the band with the experimental licenses have already been dealing with this. Just go by the eirp (is that the right term). You will radiating QRP levels anyway.
But..maybe we can get by with only 5 watts at the antenna connector on our transmitters. When we start making RF and booting it out into the ether we will find out. It seems a few decades ago ships at sea got a long way with far less than a KW from the TX. Or maybe they were running *expensive* 50 KW gear. I wasn't on one of those ships to see.
When I was in the Navy that stuff was all "off limits". A shipboard fire in there once had me just outside the CIC door in case the 'authorized' men inside lost control. We don't mess around with fires at sea. They had it out in less than a minute. The quickest response to a fire at sea that I witnessed was about five seconds. I was halfway there and reaching for a hose reel when they got it out!
I am about to be QRV on 160 again with quite a bit less than 100 watts (but not just 5). Closer to 50 watts.
Good luck on the new band and...
On 10/03/2017 09:07 AM, Walter - K5EST firstname.lastname@example.org [4sqrp] wrote:
bark less - wag more