[amsat-bb] Re: QRP re deux

Sebastian w4as at bellsouth.net
Fri Dec 19 20:10:45 PST 2008

I agree 100% with you Jim.

If you look at it another way.  Standing on relatively flat terrain  
with 5 watts from an HT on a simplex channel will give you a mile or  
so on FM.

That same 5 watts from the same HT at the Empire State Building  
observation deck will give you coverage to several miles, if not  
several states.

Either of those two scenarios, I consider to be QRP.

73 de W4AS

On Dec 19, 2008, at 6:49 PM, Jim Danehy wrote:

> the premise that I follow is that QRP in the ham fraternity for  
> decades prior to AMSAT was 5 watts output from the final stage of  
> the transmitter . . .  any other attempt which hopes to replicate  
> that simplistic approach is speculation based upon a dynamic that is  
> flawed from lack of accurate measurements . . . and constantly  
> changing parameters . .
> Jim W9VNE

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