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QRP - Low Power Operating



QRP --What does it mean? The letter group QRP is derived from the traditional radio telegraph shorthand meaning, "please reduce transmitter power". In current usage, it means operating Amateur Radio transmitters on the HF Ham Bands with Five Watts or less of power output, regardless of mode, to the antenna. It is a fascinating form of Amateur Radio operation and requires the acquisition and honing of operator skills of the highest order. Few achievements in Amateur Radio rank higher than being able to "snatch" that rare DX contact while running QRP mode out of a "pile-up" of dozens of other operators running full legal-limit power.

Follow these links to learn more about this interesting and challenging mode of operation:


QRP Clubs



QRP Equipment Sources

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Last updated April 17, 2017 by KØCF