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I'm almost always QRPp with 5 watts or less. I got my first license at the age of 13 as K2CBB. My Dad (K4LBF) was a ham, and now my two boys are both hams. (KE5GL & N5TER). When higher frequency transistors first became available, I started designing small CW transmitters and started operating QRP running 7 watts input (4.8 watts output). This was in the early 1960s. I found I could work the world with low power & a good antenna. In 1971 I finally was able to work UA0YT to give me the rare zone 23 and the very fisrt WAZ QRP. I had a home-brew 4 element Cubical Quad at the time. I now use the Cushcraft - X9 up 20 meter high and still run 5 watts.  My recent contact with VU7AG, FT5ZM, and VU4KV gave me 342 countries confirmed (13 deleted) with 5 watts. On February 21, 2010 I decided to try for DXCC with 1 watt. On April 4, 2010 I reached #100. Presently my 1 watt total is 256 entities. I guess I should try 100 milliwatts next! How low can you go?

On 10 March, 2014 I worked the 40th Zone for WAZ with one watt (Award #9145). See the May 2014 CQ Magazine for my "How Low Can You Go" chart.

Since April 2010, I have worked some tough ones with one watt. 1A0KM, 9K2GS, 9M6NA, A45XR, A61AS, A71CV, BD4FM, BV2013LF, DU3/N0QM, EA9EU, JT5DX, JX9JKA, JY5HX, OD5ZZ, RI1FJ, SU9VB, TA3D, TT8TT, V85TL, VR2UW, XT2FCJ, XV2RZ and ZD9XF.

And, my electric bill is soooo low laugh                   

 

 

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HK3CW 2014-02-23 12m SSB FJ24xr Colombia Roberto Rey
DS2XUM 2013-12-18 17m CW PM47ld South Korea GWON
KC9WDS 2013-11-10 15m SSB EN61ll United States Mark
KC4WBV 2013-11-10 20m SSB EM80mb United States ROBERT F SEE
UA4WHX 2012-10-30 20m CW LO66rt Russia VLADIMIR M. BYKOV
J68HZ 2012-08-17 15M CW FK94mb St Lucia Dr. William Joel Schmidt, Jr
IK7LKK 2012-08-11 20m SSB JN71pq Italy VITTORIO PANNIELLO
J68HZ 2012-08-05 20M SSB FK94mb St Lucia Dr. William Joel Schmidt, Jr
HZ1TT 2012-08-02 20m SSB LL34ir Saudi Arabia ali al duobie
EI6IZ 2011-11-27 40M CW IO53hu Ireland BRENDAN MINISH
PJ4/K2NG 2011-03-03 40m CW FK52nc Curacao THOMAS J KUNZ
NN4F 2009-11-15 20m SSB EM93TX United States PAUL A JONES
W4PGM 2009-11-15 20m SSB EM75xv United States Paul Mandel
W9RLL 2009-11-15 20m SSB EN44GT United States Ronald Larson
KC0W 2007-12-28 80M SSB DN86px United States THOMAS M CALLAS

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