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QRP Night, seems like a good idea...
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:58:33 PM »

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Re: QRP Night, seems like a good idea...
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 07:12:33 AM »
I like the idea a lot!

When I first got interested in amateur radio, I thought Field Day a great concept - but when I saw the vast setups people were using - trailers, generators, HF log periodics etc.. and heard the 599 contest contacts on the air, it wasn't for me.

This is much more interesting.

I've felt for a long time that it would be great if we could do things similarly to the SKCC - encourage good operating, encourage rag chewing, encourage QRS, encourage real RST's etc.

It wouldn't have to be limited to CW - we could have digital and voice. If we ever need to use radio in an emergency, or crisis situation, we're going to need to send more than 5NN and a log number - so it would be great if we included real world information, i.e. QNH, TEMP etc. during these events. It wouldn't be about making the most contacts, it would be about demonstrating the effectiveness of our setups.

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Re: QRP Night, seems like a good idea...
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 05:08:04 AM »
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When I first got interested in amateur radio, I thought Field Day a great concept - but when I saw the vast setups people were using - trailers, generators, HF log periodics etc.. and heard the 599 contest contacts on the air, it wasn't for me.

Field Day is no longer about getting out of the shack, it's about getting the shack out...

Gil.