Making radio contacts using simple morse transmitters and receivers can be very
challenging - and very rewarding.
Most low power (QRP) operators use conventional morse code - frequently
within the range 10 to 20 words per minute (wpm. So you don't have to be a morse
'expert' to join in the fun: you'll find lots of experienced operators to match your
preferred sending speed.
Although the signal 'QRP' has been used for many decades in a relative
sense -- such as 'shall I reduce my transmitter power', the use of 'QRP' is now frequently
used in an absolute sense. In recent years, organisations representing low power
enthusiasts have defined 'QRP' as a transmit power of five watts, or less.
To find out more, select the hyperlinks at the top and bottom of these web
I am in an elevated part of Chepstow, south east Wales;
about 70 m above sea level (ASL) with a good 'take-off' to the south and the east.
For a detailed street map of my location click here
For an OS map (1:50,000) of my location, click here
Good luck on QRP!
Steve Rawlings, GW4ALG
23 September 2004