[amsat-bb] Re: Useless information dept

Edward Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Wed Nov 14 23:26:20 PST 2007

Actually after being a QRPp eme operator for almost 9-years, I can 
recommend it to you John.  Of course QRP for eme is a little more RF 
than 20 dBm.  But I run a little over 50 dBm RF on 2m-eme (that's 
125w to you Amsat folks).  I now have worked over 100 stations on 
eme.  QRP for eme is 400w, so 125w qualifies as QRPp.  My antenna is 
only 21 dBi (4 yagis).

EME in the digital world is a lot different than the old CW 
days.  Folks are working eme with an AO-10 2m yagi (13 dBi) and 100w!

73, Ed - KL7UW

At 11:07 AM 11/14/2007, Reicher, James wrote:
>The fact that you're a dedicated QRP operator means that you should have
>the best darned antenna system in the world.  QRP just means low-power.
>It doesn't have to mean you're deaf!
>Putting that 100mw into a 40dB gain EME array will do more for your
>signal that putting 2KW into a 1/4 wave wire strung in the attic, unless
>your goal is to melt the snow off your roof.
>73 de W0HV, Jim in Raymore, MO (ex-N8AU)
>Light travels faster than sound...  This is why some people appear
>bright until you hear them speak.
>Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 10:06:58 +0100
>From: John Hackett <archie.hackett at hotmail.com>
>Subject: [amsat-bb]  Useless information dept:
>To: "Eu-amsat at yahoogroups.com" <eu-amsat at yahoogroups.com>
>Cc: allan_gm1sxx at hotmail.com, amsat-bb at amsat.org
>Message-ID: <BAY120-W262646C5A022770957AD1F91810 at phx.gbl>
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>About the only thing I havn't tried in radio in 40 odd years is EME -
>but that is entirely due to aerial (and cash) restrictions.
>How does a dedicated QRP operator justify an EME array?  - it just can't
>be done on a wet shoelace wrapped around a rusty 6 inch nail ... (though
>I am of the impression that a lot of satellite operators use this
>particular configuration on AO-7).
>I digress - in the aforementioned 40 odd years, that which still gets my
>juices cooking is a 'fast' CW QSO on AO-7 with either RW3XL or UA9CS ...
>in Russian.
>Now that's !!! international communication by amateur radio.
>The kids ought to watch such a QSO in progress (translated live).
>Every bit as interesting as the Jay Leno SMS v CW video on U-Tube and it
>would probably get a few enquiring minds in gear.
>(Ah!, there was !!! a point to his waffling.....GM1SXX).
>He's the other half of the "twisted pair" folks ... see -
>73 John.   <la2qaa at amsat.org>
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Ed - KL7UW
  BP40IQ   50-MHz - 10-GHz   www.kl7uw.com
144-EME: FT-847, mgf-1801, 4x-xpol-20, 185w
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