QRP on LF :-)

Andre' Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Sun, 04 Jul 1999 09:47:55 -0400

Hello LF enthusiasts,
Further confirmation of QRP capabilities on LF (and this is Summer...)
Andre' N4ICK
Rik Strobbe wrote:

> At 10:04 28/06/99 +0100, G3XDV wrote:
> >Several stations have commented on the strength of the key-up
> >'spacer' signal from my Tx (yes, I will fix it). Since my current meter
> >does not read at all when the key is up, it took some time for me to
> >come up with a measured power level of the leak-through. I found it
> >was 3W, which gave an antenna current of 210mA, and an ERP of
> >2mW.


> ON7YD replied:  On a quiet day I can see the 'FSK' of Mike's signal 100% on
> the screen and
> would even give it a 'O' report, so it should be no problem to have a
> slow-CW QSO with 2mW ERP (or even less) over a 350km distance.
> So if you stick to slow-CW you don't need a few 100W and a big antenna to
> get out of the country ...
> 73, Rik
> Rik Strobbe  ON7YD