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Re: AO-51 QRP QSO



Folks, 

QRP  means  "lower your power"   Or more commonly, "low power". 
It does NOT mean to cut back on your receiving capability. 
You always want to be able to receive the best you can. 

There seems to be a common misconception that if you are a "QRP'er"  that
you 
run low power and have a  poor antenna to go along with it.  If you're
going to run 
low power and you actually want to be able to work other stations you
need more
antenna and a good receiver so you can hear the other QRP'ers. 

This goes for  all bands, not just satellites.  In satellite work, the
good receiving setup
is even more important than on the H.F. bands.

73, 
John  K6YK

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On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 21:08:27 -0500 "L Clare Fowler" <lcfowler@magma.ca>
writes:
< Some snipped>

 But I did kind of cheat as I used 
> my 2 x 10 turn helix ants, preamp
> and FT847 for RX.  The 732A with 
> a low gain preamp and 1/4 wave vertical
> was not adequate for RX.
> 
> Clare VE3NPC
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