? What is power greed? 1 watt, 10 watts, 100 watts, 1K? Each operator will have his own opinion depending on what band he may be on. 5 watts on 160 meters or 2
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, Feb 13, 2013
What is power greed? 1 watt, 10 watts, 100 watts, 1K? Each operator will have his own opinion depending on what band he may be on. 5 watts on 160 meters or 2 meter eme may not get you any dx at all. But the same 5 watts will get you world wide on 20 meters. On the http://hflink.com/jt65/ web site it states on The Special Notes line #2..."20 Watts ERP is maximum for normal activity and DXing in the 40 metre to 10 metre bands". Again "normal activity". Does normal activity mean the same as good band conditions? Once I get my attenuator in line I'll be running milliwatts. But I wont be calling everyone else running higher power erp a greedy power hog. My opinion is follow the rules and run minimum/enough power to make the contact. Yes I start with low power. But 50 watts on 20 meters is no comparison to 50 watts on 160 meters or 2 meter eme.
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