Re: 75W Category Proposal

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From: n4js@amsat.org
Date: Mon Jul 14 1997 - 18:55:19 EDT


On 14-Jul-97 Walter D Amos typed:
>Hi Ed:
>
>I think qrp is qrp and you will water it down with 75 watts having any
>kind of qrp tag. I have operated for years with my 100 w radio in contest
>and find that with GOOD antennas I can work just about anyone I call. In
>my qrp ( 5 watt ) operation I hear many guys in the qrp activity contests
>that are VERY weak and I can NOT work them. Using these 25 dollar kit
>radios that put out 200 mw is fun but not really communicating.

Horse Puckey! I have worked Australia with one of the "$25 radios,"

 I think
>at the present time increasing the power will kill the bottom of the qrp
>bunch that are new squeaky voiced kids with there sst rigs and 38s stuff.

WHOA!!! hold it right there! Squeaky voiced kids indeed! How about 39 years as
a HAM, and enjoying the H*LL out of SSTs and 38 Spls!

Sorry, Gang, but this one TiCKed me off (pun intended)

               Sent at 18:58:59 on 14-Jul-97
    _ _ _ _ _ ___ John L. Sielke n4js@amsat.org n4js@pobox.com
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