Re: Identifying Oneself as QRP

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From: Mike Boatright (ko4wx@mindspring.com)
Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 13:58:54 CST


Jim,

Not to be contrarian, but I have to beg to differ with Ron. If the guy I'm
in QSO with is running 1000 Watts and he's S9+10dB (as most 1000 Watt
stations that I've copied are...oops, bet that's flame bait...), then he's
not having to work at all to copy me, as I'm running somewhere between S6
and S7. According to ARRL FSD-220
(http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/forms/fsd220.html#rst), if I'm running S6,
I have "Good signals." Even if he's only S9, I'm still somewhere between
"Fair Signals" (S4) and "Fairly Good Signals" (S5).

Heck, even good old Larry Cahoon, W3DP, ought to be able to get him (at
2mW), although, I agree, he might have to do some work (woe be it unto a KW
to have to do some work!).

Power Output Signal Strength Received
1000 Watts S9 + 10 dB
100 Watts S9
25 Watts S8
6.25 Watts S7
1.563 Watts S6
391 Milliwatts S5
98 Milliwatts S4
24 Milliwatts S3
6 Milliwatts S2
1.5 Milliwatts S1

72 de Mike, KO4WX


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