Re: QCX Challenge poll #poll-notice
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There is and probably will be for a long time to come some ambiguity. Context can be our friend. Meanwhile I would point out that contesting and non contest 'operating events' have up to three categories that they specify in their rules. A rule may state that QRP is 5 watts or less. Medium power is between 5 and 100 watts. High power is more than 100 watts. If it is not stated in the rules then it isn't a *rule*. But it seems to always be well defined. When some brain-dead moron like me (regards up to 100 watts as QRP) enters a conetest or 'event' in the QRP class then we pay attention to keep power levels down to 5 watts or less. That is the best you will get from me.
Posters on this and some other lists may have bibles that say QRP is always 5 watts or less. So that is what it probably means here. In the wider universe - probably not.
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On 11/6/20 11:28 AM, Shane Justice wrote:
I'm not trying to pile on here, but ever since I can remember hearing the term QRP, as applied to power limitation for contests or challenging operating conditions, it has meant 5 Watts or less. While the Q-signal sent alone is either a statement of ones' power level (I AM QRP), or a request or demand (Turn YOUR Power Down), depending upon context. A QRP? Signal means Are You Operating QRP?- a question for the distant operator, so the ham on the near end knows how to interpret the received signal strength and quality, and/or band conditions.