10495Re: [wsjtgroup] how much power is appropriate on 6 meters JT9?
- Jun 13, 2013Hello Bill,
As one who devotes most of his activity to working with very weak signals (EME) on
6m, I can say unequivocally that 1500w is not at all excessive! If you are faced
with marginal propagation conditions, such as on multihop Es or EME, or extended path
ground wave, you will benefit from using a very sensitive mode AND a good station
with maximum ERP. The weak signal modes that have been developed by K1JT may also
permit you to run QRP when you have favorable propagation conditions. However, they
also have opened up tremendous opportunities to explore contact possibilities that
were never before possible. This is certainly the situation with 6m EME, and I am
confident will also be the case with other types of long distance VHF propagation
that previously used to be limited to high power TV and radio stations ("indicator
beacons"). As long as your signal is clean, I would urge you to experiment with
what can be done with the power and modes you have available to you. Embrace the
opportunities this new technology has provided! GL and VY 73, Lance
On 6/13/2013 2:23 PM, bill wrote:
> I understand that JT9 is a 'weak signal' mode, not necessarily a low power mode.
> But as 6 meters can be a real tough band for my weeny antenna, would 100 watts be
> considered excessive?
> Would hate to incur the wrath of the power police. LOL
> A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
> W9OL-Bill H. in Chicagoland
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