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The term QRP refers to low power operating. Usually this refers to operating with 5 watts or less with some enthusiasts of the art using less than 1 watt (milliwatts) of transmitter output. I began using QRP as a defense against some inadvertent interference my station was causing to the neighbour's TV. Until this could be corrected I began operating with 4 to 5 watts of output.

Much to my surprise it turned out to be a lot of fun and quite good contacts could be made at long distances when conditions were right. Within the first week I had been able to work over 40 countries including many Europeans, Japan and Australia. As of 1 March 2001 I'm over 100 countries and still counting.

Although some amateurs use special equipment for QRP, and some make their own, I just turn down the power on my Yaesu and on an external wattmeter it measures 4 watts at the lowest output. Crank it up just a touch and you get 5 watts. A good antenna is essential with QRP but even with the vertical signal reports are often 57 to 59.

Here is my log for the first month of QRP operating.

Date Time Callsign Band Mode Country
20-08-00 19:20 EI9KLH 15m SSB Ireland
20-08-00 22:25 7X4AN 15m SSB Algeria
20-08-00 22:42 K7JHM 15m SSB United States
20-08-00 22:48 IK0OEM 15m SSB Italy
20-08-00 22:53 RA1ARJ 20m SSB European Russia
21-08-00 00:52 RU9VA 15m SSB Asiatic Russia
21-08-00 11:39 VK2SLO 20m SSB Australia
21-08-00 18:15 G0OWU 15m SSB England
21-08-00 19:46 VE3KZ 15m SSB Canada
21-08-00 20:06 YU7KMN 15m SSB Yugoslavia
21-08-00 20:09 9H1ET 15m SSB Malta
21-08-00 20:27 GM0FQV 20m SSB Scotland
21-08-00 22:12 AL7O 15m SSB Alaska
21-08-00 22:39 8R1Z 20m SSB Guyana
22-08-00 00:44 S51CK 20m SSB Slovenia
22-08-00 1:22 VA3WIT 40m SSB Canada
23-08-00 22:51 N8OO 20m SSB United States
23-08-00 22:53 SP8NCF/1 20m SSB Poland
23-08-00 23:39 HK6DOS 15m SSB Colombia
23-08-00 23:45 K5FDJ 15m SSB United States
23-08-00 23:57 EA8AD 15m SSB Canary Island
24-08-00 15:12 S52RU 15m SSB Slovenia
24-08-00 15:25 F5BBD 15m SSB France
24-08-00 16:53 XE1CRO 15m SSB Mexico
24-08-00 18:01 IK4VFD 15m SSB Italy
24-08-00 20:08 HA9SU 15m SSB Hungary
24-08-00 20:27 LA3XT 15m SSB Norway
24-08-00 20:54 IK6BGJ 15m SSB Italy
24-08-00 21:00 GM0EEY 15m SSB Scotland
24-08-00 22:29 I8NHJ 20m SSB Italy
25-08-00 00:28 VE9DXR 20m SSB Canada
25-08-00 00:34 VE4RR 20m SSB Canada
25-08-00 14:18 YL2SM 15m SSB Latvia
25-08-00 14:34 CO7JC 15m SSB Cuba
25-08-00 19:49 W9GFZ 40m SSB United States
25-08-00 22:20 LY2ZZ 20m SSB Lithuania
25-08-00 22:33 SP8NCF/1 20m SSB Poland
25-08-00 22:40 SP8HZZ 20m SSB Poland
26-08-00 01:00 9A5K 20m SSB Croatia
26-08-00 01:14 SQ8BGJ/1 20m SSB Poland
26-08-00 14:47 S57JVG 15m SSB Slovenia
26-08-00 19:51 YT7TY 15m SSB Yugoslavia
27-08-00 15:34 OZ1BTE 15m SSB Denmark
27-08-00 17:14 HA7LR 15m SSB Hungary
27-08-00 17:18 IK6CWQ 15m SSB Italy
27-08-00 17:47 9A8DX 15m SSB Croatia
27-08-00 20:03 OK2FD 15m SSB Czech Republic
27-08-00 20:05 LZ1ANA 15m SSB Bulgaria
27-08-00 20:08 LX1NO 15m SSB Luxembourg
27-08-00 20:19 5B4KH 15m SSB Cyprus
27-08-00 21:39 JA3CZY 15m SSB Japan
27-08-00 21:45 LX1HD 15m SSB Luxembourg
27-08-00 21:49 OE8KFQ 15m SSB Austria
27-08-00 22:08 GW3OSV 15m SSB Wales
27-08-00 22:12 SP9QMP 15m SSB Poland
27-08-00 22:15 SP9CXX 15m SSB Poland
27-08-00 22:30 DL8FCL 15m SSB Fed. Rep. of Germany
27-08-00 22:49 N5WU 15m SSB United States
27-08-00 22:56 9A4ZT 15m SSB Croatia
28-08-00 01:40 8P9JU 20m SSB Barbados
29-08-00 22:39 8P9JT 15m SSB Barbados
30-08-00 22:14 VP5VAC 20m SSB Turks & Caicos Islands
30-08-00 22:28 YS1EJ 20m SSB El Salvador
30-08-00 22:34 CU3DH 20m SSB Azores
31-08-00 18:15 OX3UB 15m SSB Greenland
31-08-00 20:24 VY2DA 20m SSB Canada
01-09-00 23:29 KC3X 20m SSB United States
04-09-00 13:53 AA4V 15m SSB United States
05-09-00 00:06 C6ANI 15m SSB Bahamas
06-09-00 19:48 EA8ID 15m SSB Canary Island
06-09-00 22:32 PA3EPG 20m SSB Netherlands
07-09-00 12:37 VE3AZA 20m SSB Canada
07-09-00 23:09 FM5AN 20m SSB Martinique
08-09-00 00:40 P43P 20m SSB Aruba
08-09-00 00:46 PY2CC 20m SSB Brazil
10-09-00 22:46 K6D 15m SSB United States
12-09-00 18:42 3V8BB 15m SSB Tunisia
12-09-00 20:36 KP4BME 20m SSB Puerto Rico
12-09-00 22:29 EA6LP 20m SSB Balearic Island
12-09-00 22:46 AD0H 20m SSB United States
13-09-00 15:44 VE3RIA 15m SSB Canada
14-09-00 18:32 TU2DP 15m SSB Ivory Coast
14-09-00 19:26 DL1CMB 15m SSB Fed. Rep. of Germany
14-09-00 19:41 DL2EA 15m SSB Fed. Rep. of Germany
14-09-00 23:25 P43E 20m SSB Aruba
15-09-00 16:40 VE7NF 10m SSB Canada
15-09-00 16:50 LU1ECZ 10m SSB Argentina
16-09-00 01:07 K7SAM 20m SSB United States
16-09-00 01:16 KD4UMU 20m SSB United States
16-09-00 01:19 N6RO 20m SSB United States
16-09-00 01:23 KB1ZQ 20m SSB United States
16-09-00 15:02 K7QQ 20m SSB United States
16-09-00 16:36 W5MEL 20m SSB United States
16-09-00 20:18 AC4WW 20m SSB United States
17-09-00 18:51 AK4ST 20m SSB United States
17-09-00 18:53 KE4OAR 20m SSB United States
17-09-00 18:55 K0EJ/4 20m SSB United States
17-09-00 19:01 N4KN 20m SSB United States
17-09-00 19:02 N4ZI 20m SSB United States
17-09-00 19:12 NY4T 20m SSB United States
17-09-00 19:33 K4TCG 20m SSB United States
17-09-00 19:35 W9WI/4 20m SSB United States
17-09-00 19:46 NQ4U 20m SSB United States
17-09-00 20:30 WE4S 20m SSB United States
17-09-00 20:35 N4JN 20m SSB United States
17-09-00 20:37 NY4N 20m SSB United States
17-09-00 20:43 KE4OAR 20m SSB United States
17-09-00 22:36 K6A 15m SSB United States
21-09-00 20:37 CO8ZZ 15m SSB Cuba

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