K5P on QRP

I managed a QSO with K5P yesterday on 20m CW with 5 watts out for my 180th country on QRP. I don't know why, but I am always amazed by this, especially when breaking a pile-up. I have a decent antenna, a log periodic up 50 feet, but so do most of the QRO guys. Always fun. I suppose that's what's interesting about ham radio, it's never the same two days in a row.

I will be looking to work VP8STI on QRP. I need some band slots on QRO, but still need them in my QRP log for the first time.The pile-ups will need to die down a little before I jump in.

I like this logo, nothing against the SSB guys, but it only has a morse key on it:-)
Mike Crownover, AD5A, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Texas, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “K5P on QRP”

  • Harry K7ZOV:

    Congratulations…. That is awesome. I finally got them on 20 meters. But it was SSB, 55 and a nasty pileup of screamer, people tuning up on freq, and others who have not figured out what a spit was.. My K3,P3 and KPA500 worked hard to get it..and 55 is not a very good signal report considering the power… Now for VP8, which I have yet to hear and time is running out….

    BTW I had considered CW, but my speed is 10-15 WPM and the K5P guy was was 599 at my QTH on CW but wailing away at what sounded like 30 WPM… Needless to say I didn’t try… Maybe I will now at QRP and 10-15 WPM just for yucks.

    That said… way to go…Glad you had a double win..QRP pile up buster and a very, very hard station to get…

  • David WB4ONA:

    K5P, Palmyra Atoll


    There, that wasn’t so hard – was it?

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