Taking your QRP signal to the next step.

I was reading NY4G's blog a week or two ago and came across a great post that I wanted to share with my readers. I emailed him about reposted it but never heard back so here goes.......It is full of great DXing tips!

DXing Tips For Little Pistols Like Me

OK I admit it I am more often than not a little pistol.  More than likely, I am trying to make a contact at 5W.
  Keep in mind two things - the heavy lifting is done not by you but by the DX who is trying to dig you out
of the mud.  Some are more willing than others.  Of course, the second thing is your persistence.  If you
 don't go away after he has worked stronger stations - chances are he will try to work you.
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “Taking your QRP signal to the next step.”

  • Colin GM4JPZ:

    Really useful tips, Mike, although I’d disagree about TKS instead of TNX – not a major point.

    Some DX stations working simplex don’t seem to mid tailgating (waiting until the horde have nearly all stopped calling and just shouting “QRP” or “/P” in the hope the DX station will then “QRZ QRP”), although some people object to this practice.

    DSW in Russian stands for do svidaniya (like au revoir in French), as W in Russian morse is the sound V in English.

    Other ones to sign off with would be would be ciao for Italians, awdh (auf Wiederhören) for Germans.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good evening Colin, thanks for taking the time to comment. I too agree Colin I use TNX and it seems to me to be the standard. I would be thrown a bit off if TKS was sent to me. As for a DX station I have learned that you can try to throw your call into the mix but with all the KW signals it’s more frustration than anything. I usually put the frequency into VFO B and come in a bit to see were the pile up is.
    Thanks for the feedback Colin.
    73, Mike

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