vrijdag 22 april 2011
ARRL International DX Contest 2011
With a distance of more than 3000 miles to the USA and Canada, each QSO with 2.5 watts or less is good for more than 1000 Miles per Watt
The receiving station can also apply for this Award that is issued by QRP ARCI.
Click for info on the "1000 Miles per Watt Award"
I often try to use the lowest possible power in each contest QSO, so when possible, I try to use a power of 2.5 watts or lower.
All DX stations give their estimated power.
I give a report 599 3 when I use 2.5 watts and 599 1, when I use 1 watt or 500 milliwatts.
It is great FUN to hear a station, that is not sending a letter to many, to send an additionnal 3W FB
The report 599 1 can be confusing to station that only have met DX stations with a power of 100 watts to 1 kW.
I have heard operators fall out of their chair, with the report 599 1. hi