For those of you who are into contesting or occasionally dip your toes into the waters of radio spot it can be a great way to sharpen your skills, make lots of contacts or work on an award. This evening I just finished reading PA1B's blog posting about his IARU contest adventure this past weekend. Using his FT-817 and an inverted V antenna Bert was on his way to making contacts and that he did a 125 in total. So what is so special about that you ask??....Well the max power Bert used was 2.7 watts. BUT out of Berts 125 contacts 64 were made with with 800mW or less!!!! These QSO's were not just around the corner either 71 QSO's netted him the 1000 mile per watt status. So this got me to thinking.....why not have a QRPp (less than 1 watt) category in contesting?? Im just thinking out loud with this one!
But drop by Bert's blog and read how much so little can do!!