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Posted: 12/14/2013 3:54:26 PM EDT
1,000 miles per watt.  I am trying to play QRP a bit during the 10m contest since there is nothing I need.  I just worked a guy in CA 2044.2 miles away on CW with one watt.  That was fun.  Now trying to work HI with two.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:13:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Elijah1:


1,000 miles per watt.  I am trying to play QRP a bit during the 10m contest since there is nothing I need.  I just worked a guy in CA 2044.2 miles away on CW with one watt.  That was fun.  Now trying to work HI with two.
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I'll go one watt...well its what my radio says its at if you want to try on phone 10m or wherever.



 
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:13:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Edisla:

I'll go one watt...well its what my radio says its at if you want to try on phone 10m or wherever.
 
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Originally Posted By Edisla:
Originally Posted By Elijah1:
1,000 miles per watt.  I am trying to play QRP a bit during the 10m contest since there is nothing I need.  I just worked a guy in CA 2044.2 miles away on CW with one watt.  That was fun.  Now trying to work HI with two.

I'll go one watt...well its what my radio says its at if you want to try on phone 10m or wherever.
 


Phone might be tricky, I am sure I wan't bending his S-meter.  I'd give it a try sometime.  It would be fun.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:17:10 PM EDT
1000 mi per watt on 10 is easy when 10 is open. When I had an 817 I was amazed at the 1 watt SSB contacts I could make on 10 using a "Super Jay Pole".
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:27:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By qrprat77:
1000 mi per watt on 10 is easy when 10 is open. When I had an 817 I was amazed at the 1 watt SSB contacts I could make on 10 using a "Super Jay Pole".
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It is cool though.  Just think of what you can't do in life with a watt.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:34:23 PM EDT
Did some of that back in the early 90's (cycle 22). OH to JA 10m SSB with the rig down as far as it would go, maybe 2 watts. I was however using a 5 element monobander. I remember working Gurnsey from OH 10m mobile. Ahhh, the good 'ol days. Yes, I'm old.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:42:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By KB7DX:
Did some of that back in the early 90's (cycle 22). OH to JA 10m SSB with the rig down as far as it would go, maybe 2 watts. I was however using a 5 element monobander. I remember working Gurnsey from OH 10m mobile. Ahhh, the good 'ol days. Yes, I'm old.
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I remember back them working coast to coast on 10 meters with a few watts.
I used to be able to work Australia (from CA) very often (seemed like it was every day).

10 is a great band when it is open

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:47:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mr_Harry:



I remember back them working coast to coast on 10 meters with a few watts.
I used to be able to work Australia (from CA) very often (seemed like it was every day).

10 is a great band when it is open

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Originally Posted By Mr_Harry:
Originally Posted By KB7DX:
Did some of that back in the early 90's (cycle 22). OH to JA 10m SSB with the rig down as far as it would go, maybe 2 watts. I was however using a 5 element monobander. I remember working Gurnsey from OH 10m mobile. Ahhh, the good 'ol days. Yes, I'm old.



I remember back them working coast to coast on 10 meters with a few watts.
I used to be able to work Australia (from CA) very often (seemed like it was every day).

10 is a great band when it is open


I love 10m but when it's dead. Damn it's dead.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:52:49 PM EDT
So we aren't talking WSPR here right? 'Cause I remember a lot of those LONG contacts like that.

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:07:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sburggsx:
So we aren't talking WSPR here right? 'Cause I remember a lot of those LONG contacts like that.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Brr9SWGp_Fc/TBAzcFMeheI/AAAAAAAACt0/vPr007eD2h0/w731-h576-no/NZ.JPG
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CW.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:12:58 PM EDT
CW.... pfft.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:20:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Elijah1:



It is cool though.  Just think of what you can't do in life with a watt.
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Originally Posted By Elijah1:
Originally Posted By qrprat77:
1000 mi per watt on 10 is easy when 10 is open. When I had an 817 I was amazed at the 1 watt SSB contacts I could make on 10 using a "Super Jay Pole".



It is cool though.  Just think of what you can't do in life with a watt.

Agreed, I think it's amazing!
There's nothing like 10m when it's open, except maybe 6m. :D
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:11:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Elijah1:
1,000 miles per watt.  I am trying to play QRP a bit during the 10m contest since there is nothing I need.  I just worked a guy in CA 2044.2 miles away on CW with one watt.  That was fun.  Now trying to work HI with two.
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you can clear a million miles per watt using PSK31, no problem.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_10_22/654928__ARCHIVED_THREAD____WSPR_Experiments_Using_Ultra_Low_Power_____SUCCESS___.html

ar-jedi

Link Posted: 12/15/2013 2:56:42 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ar-jedi:

you can clear a million miles per watt using PSK31, no problem.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_10_22/654928__ARCHIVED_THREAD____WSPR_Experiments_Using_Ultra_Low_Power_____SUCCESS___.html

ar-jedi

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Originally Posted By ar-jedi:
Originally Posted By Elijah1:
1,000 miles per watt.  I am trying to play QRP a bit during the 10m contest since there is nothing I need.  I just worked a guy in CA 2044.2 miles away on CW with one watt.  That was fun.  Now trying to work HI with two.

you can clear a million miles per watt using PSK31, no problem.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_10_22/654928__ARCHIVED_THREAD____WSPR_Experiments_Using_Ultra_Low_Power_____SUCCESS___.html

ar-jedi



WSPR is an amazing mode as is anything Joe Taylor has come up with.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:37:54 AM EDT
Was out playing with my new kx1 today.
With internal batteries (IKEA AAs), and a "random wire" hold up by my squid-rod, i got K0TF on 30m, thats 3649 miles, on aprox 1,5w

I LOVE CW!!!
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:40:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By RattusNorvegicus:
Was out playing with my new kx1 today.
With internal batteries (IKEA AAs), and a "random wire" hold up by my squid-rod, i got K0TF on 30m, thats 3649 miles, on aprox 1,5w

I LOVE CW!!!
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Damn...  I love CW too.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 8:49:14 AM EDT
If you hear KB5KYJ, say hi for me. He's pretty big in QRP 10m though I think he is primarily phone.
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