Every amateur radio operator is attracted to different aspects of our diverse hobby. For Cliff Batson, N4CCB, of Nashville, Tennessee, it’s QRP — making radio contacts with 5-watts or less.
“I’m not an expert, but I have quite a bit of passion and enthusiasm for QRP. There’s just something magical about being able to make contacts using less power than a nightlight,” says Batson.
Batson started a video blog called QRP School late last summer and recently added his twentieth episode. He’s already covered topics like using a deploy-anywhere vertical HF antenna (below), solar power operations, building a computer-to-CW interface, bringing your gear along on vacation, and many more. He says that he hopes to add even more QRP-related videos soon.
“Ham radio is a big hobby, and there’s room for all of us to enjoy whatever we enjoy, while letting others do their own thing,” he says.