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QRP -- Low Power Operating


QRP -- "Shall I decrease power?" "Decrease power."

QRP is both a popular technical and operating challenge.  Low power transmitters and transceivers are widely popular construction projects—they can be affordable yet challenging to build.  With power efficient modes like CW and PSK31, an skilled operator can work the globe!  Many operators have qualified for awards like WAS, WAC, and DXCC, with no more than a QRP rig connected to simple wire antennas.

Web Links

QRP Construction Projects

AE5X - Outdoor QRP
John Harper, AE5X, has a good blog for the camper who wants to operate QRP.

K8IQY's Manhattan Madness and 2N2 Homepage
Jim Kortge, K8IQY, has a page with schematics and photos to help you build a nice QRP rig. The 2N2-40 has become a 'classic' and is an ideal next step for kitbuilders wanting to build a real radio from scratch.

Totally QRP
The purpose of this site is to maintain good info about QRP, kitbuilding, CW, electronics, and ham radio operation. It has a nice photo gallery.

K3WWP's QRP Page
John Shannon, K3WWP, has a nice page with QRP info, links to clubs, kits, and more. It contains over two dozen links to local and regional QRP Club sites. 

This page, written by Dale Holloway, K4EQ, has a wealth of good infomation about QRP.

The Tuna Tin Two Gallery!
Variations on the famous classic.


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