Re: 17m PSK31

Randy True


Randy W4RTT

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:47 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 17m PSK31

Why run a KW ...  ???
 1)  a KW  compensates for a crummy antenna ... you'll be 599, but you probably can't copy the station at other end
 2)  You like higher electric bills
 3) You have the  Tim "The Toolman" syndrome in which you believe the MORE POWER is the answer to everything
 4)  You're an unskilled newbie who just came from 11 meters where you ran 10 KW in mobile and have brain damage
 5)   You enjoy watching the traps on your you antenna go up in flames
 6)   You like having neighbors curse you because you go though their Wi-Fi, TVs, toasters, electric blankets, thermostats, opening garage doors and so on
    Feel free to add to list ...
Jerry  N9AVY     :-)

From: "Jonathan Wilson eaglescout.jonathan@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: [070] 17m PSK31

Why would you need to run that much power?  I've logged 70 or so contacts using my FT817 and a dipole in the last 3 days. 

On 10/9/17 6:46 PM, tom@... [070] wrote:
Many of the FT8 stations run a full KW. There is a lot of debate between the QRO/QRP people on FT8 groups (it's a weak signal mode, not low power mode).


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