Re: 5 watts
Michael McShan <n5jky@...>
I mainly operate CW but occasionally do a foray into SSB. Once I had been working CW at the 500 mW level for a month or so and decided to tune 20M sideband just to see what was happening. I heard a CQ and answered the station. "I'm sorry, OM, you're only 5 by 5 here," he told me. I looked at my rig and saw that I never changed the power level. So I switched the FT-817 back up to 5W and answered back "how's this now?" "Oh, much better, much better, solid 5 X 9." Then I told him that he originally copied me at 500 mW and he was amazed.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
By the way, the station was NU5DE; you can look them up on QRZ.com. I did not ask him what he was wearing.
On Apr 17, 2013, at 7:35 AM, sshin02143@... wrote: