Re: More proof QRP works
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Well, I don't know how one measures that individual "proof" unless one has some standard or baseline to compare what he/she accomplish.
For instance......the W7 all time high score for a SOSB 80 meter QRP entry was set by N7IR (a formidable contest competitor) at 7,200 points in 2006 with 68 QSOs, 16 zones and 29 countries. With 45 multipliers an operator needs 2.3 points per QSO to arrive at 7200 total score!!!
Here are the results of my "attempt" to better N7IR's record:
Class: SOSB/80 QRP
a) propagation conditions in 2006 were not the same as in 2013 - sun spots were lower so lower bands enjoyed better conditions, perhaps?
b) N7IR may have had a higher Butt-in-chair (NIC) time period than I
c) N7IR DOES have a more efficient antenna system than I do
d) N7IR has more contest experience than I do
So.........does his system "work"? It "works" mo betta than mine, for certain, if you factor a/b/c/d in.
HOWEVER...I did add 5 new DXCC entities....including D4C so I guess my system "works" hi hi.
Remember, it's all about measuring and comparing so you can quantify what "works" means! Niccolò Machiavelli stated it many moons ago through his writings, e.g., The Prince, --- if you can't measure something, it has no value (I'm paraphrasing some).
72, Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:25:30 -0800
Subject: [4sqrp] More proof QRP works
CQ WW CW at 5 watts. 50 individual countries.
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty7 20 58 7 1714 12 31 9 721 39 104 15 2928 29 82 10 20Total 100 275 41 73Score: 31,350Time: 8 Hours, 23 MinutesJim, NV9X #705