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Offline f8wbd

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The easier way versus the challenging way
« on: May 09, 2015, 08:32:16 UTC »
I was reflecting on QRP recently and comparing it to other activities. Why do rock-climbers climb, well, rocks to get to the precipice. There may be an easy footpath or paved road available. Why do mountain climbers do it the hard way. A rented helicopter could get a group of them to the summit quickly.

It is the sense of successful accomplishment achieved no other way.

The same applies to QRP operating. Sure we could run the full legal power our country's authorities allow, but would we, do we feel the same after contacting a distant distant station with QRO as opposed to QRP?

Why use a light-weight fishing rod and reel when we might get away with dynamite.

I may be "preaching to the choir" here but I would rather be beat to a rare one by someone running full legal QRO than contribute to the chaos.

Anyway, I define DX as distance not rarity.
Low-tech amateur radio in a high-tech amateur radio world. 72/73 de Dick

Offline GM0LVI

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Re: The easier way versus the challenging way
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 23:05:37 UTC »
Nicely put Dick!
Though I personally define DX as Difficulty

I've had far more fun and satisfaction these last couple of years with QRP than the previous 20+ with 100 Watts and on occasion a bit more.
Dave