Re: Field Day
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1) Calling CQ at 5W might be tough. If you can do it, go for it, but chances are someone else won't hear you, will think the frequency is clear, and will be on top of your signal. The bands are very crowded on Field Day. Our club (St. Louis QRP Society) uses "Search and Pounce" almost exclusively.
You are correct that you can power the laptop from the mains, as long as you aren't using it for digital communication. Performing logging using commercial mains or a generator won't affect your 10 pts/QSO. If you use it for PSK or RTTY or other digital modes, that's a different story.
Good luck and 72,
On 05/11/2015 06:53 PM, doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] wrote: