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QRP anyone ?

Postby Mick M5AED » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:35 pm

I joined the forum today and look forward to meeting members. I would like to ask if there are members with an interest in QRP SSB ? I am active on HF/VHF/UHF and always looking for contacts. The 40m band is far from good at present but I do try to get inter G contacts. Would be pleased to hear from members and any comments here would be welcome.
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Re: QRP anyone ?

Postby m0lsx » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:59 pm

Welcome to the forum & yes I enjoy QRP. I am no longer a member of G-QRP, but I do still enjoy sub 5 watt QSO's when ever possible.
I enjoy getting out & operating sometimes under a kite. sometimes using a backpack & a small whip with a tail. But I also like to operate portable using a vertical or sometimes my MFJ small loop tuner. In general I like to operate 17m, occasionally 40 or 20 & during the summer 10 & 6 meters. I use to enjoy 5 mhz, but I have not used it for a few years now.
Spoken communication is as old as man & in general modern modes like CW & digi do not interest me.
I have not used 2 meters FM for a years, but I keep thinking I want to set up for mobile 2 SSB, using a mag mount halo.
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Re: QRP anyone ?

Postby Mick M5AED » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:24 pm

m0lsx wrote:Welcome to the forum & yes I enjoy QRP. I am no longer a member of G-QRP, but I do still enjoy sub 5 watt QSO's when ever possible.
I enjoy getting out & operating sometimes under a kite. sometimes using a backpack & a small whip with a tail. But I also like to operate portable using a vertical or sometimes my MFJ small loop tuner. In general I like to operate 17m, occasionally 40 or 20 & during the summer 10 & 6 meters. I use to enjoy 5 mhz, but I have not used it for a few years now.
Spoken communication is as old as man & in general modern modes like CW & digi do not interest me.
I have not used 2 meters FM for a years, but I keep thinking I want to set up for mobile 2 SSB, using a mag mount halo.

Thanks for your reply. I use a Yaesu FT991 which I can turn down to 5 watts. The 2 meter FM band is nothing like I remember it from years ago, simplex activity is very reduced now. I am thinking of getting a Yaesu FT817 for mobile HF use, or of course sub 5 watts from home. Right now a megawatt would not help, the HF bands seem to be in very poor condition !
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Re: QRP anyone ?

Postby m0lsx » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:17 pm

Mick M5AED wrote: Thanks for your reply. I use a Yaesu FT991 which I can turn down to 5 watts. The 2 meter FM band is nothing like I remember it from years ago, simplex activity is very reduced now. I am thinking of getting a Yaesu FT817 for mobile HF use, or of course sub 5 watts from home. Right now a megawatt would not help, the HF bands seem to be in very poor condition !


Hi. I love the callsign. The M5's are suitably rare on busy bands to get attention, especially from UK stations, as there is only a handful of you.
Radio wise, I have single band all mode radios for 10, 6 & 2. A 2 meter to 4 meter transverter so I can work SSB on 4. I also have a Yaesu FT857 & an 817. A 1960's Yaesu 200 watt valve boat anchor in need of new valves. A HF only Kenwood that I use for SES operation, as it's so simple to use. I also have a Alinco DX77th, which I bought when I was looking for a 10 meter radio for mobile use. The Alinco has repeater shift, 10 or 100 watts, 10 & 6 meters. Plus 160 to 12 meters if I want them & a removable head. But the biggest plus is, it has no roger beep :biggrin: :biggrin: Oh & it cost me slightly less than the new 10 meter CB I was looking at.
My wife & eldest daughter are also licensed, hence the different radios.
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Re: QRP anyone ?

Postby QRP » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:57 am

I am occasionally active with Cub MFJ-9340

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Re: QRP anyone ?

Postby Mick M5AED » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:12 pm

QRP wrote:I am occasionally active with Cub MFJ-9340

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Last time I touched a morse key was many years ago when I passed the 5wpm test, and that was more luck than skill ! If you could get on the bands with QRP SSB then that would be good.
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