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You're visiting one of the oldest continuously updated ham radio sites on the Internet, founded on September 8, 1996. I've been consistently showing how easy it is to communicate using only 5 watts of power or less into simple wire antennas IF you use Morse Code. This web site exists to show the uninformed that no matter what your interests - DX, contesting, rag-chewing, awards, etc., you CAN succeed with a very minimal QRP/CW/simple wire antenna station. I believe I have amply demonstrated that by the many examples of what I have done (and YOU can do) with such a minimal setup in a valley location. Too many hams believe you can only succeed with a KW/beam on a hilltop. That is simply NOT true. In addition, you'll also find many good tips and much useful information concerning other aspects of ham radio.
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>> MONTHLY POLL
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>> NORTH AMERICAN QRP CW CLUB
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>> CW QRP QSO OF THE DAY
When I worked Chuck, KG9N/C6A (see QSL) as my first QSO of August 5, 1994, that started a still continuing streak of making one or more QSO's every day using QRP, Morse Code, and simple wire antennas.

When I made 6 QSO's on February 7, 2011, that started another streak of making at least one extra QSO per day which I voluntarily ended on February 6, 2012 after one full year of 365 days. I don't think making a second QSO proved anything more than making one QSO did. One QSO proves that QRP/CW/simple wire antennas work, which is the point of my main streak. That will continue until something beyond my control brings it to an end.

Other streaks that perhaps prove the efficiency of QRP/CW/simple wire antennas even more are those involving working DX (non-W/VE) stations each and every day. I have had several of those described here. The latest one started on March 1, 2013 and is still continuing over a year later.

I believe the streaks are significant not for anything personal, but because they show the effectiveness of CW even at QRP power levels and encourage others in similar situations to try that type of operation in their ham radio activities. The main streak has gone through all stages in a sunspot cycle from the depths of a minimum to the heights of a maximum without missing a beat.

A detailed explanation follows the table here.

UTC DateDay #CallQTHNameBndNoteHourNr. of QSOs
7/30/14 7,300AM08BLVCNR-20-00-
7/29/14 7,299E72NATOBOS-20-002
7/28/14 7,298UA9MAASRGENA20-002
7/27/14 7,297LZ5RBUL-20T002
7/26/14 7,296OK1MV/PCZEMAREK20-002
7/25/14 7,295ZF1DXCAYVERN20-002
7/24/14 7,294MJ0IKLJER-20-002
7/23/14 7,293EI/SP3CWIRE-20-002
7/22/14 7,292OE3XMAAST-20-002
7/21/14 7,291IZ4ZZBITA-17-002

The table above shows info on QSOs I've made on the most recent 10 days. The table structure is:

Columns:

UTC Date: Date according to UTC or Z time - 8PM to 8PM EDST or 7PM to 7PM EST.

Day #: Number of days in the streak

Call: The call of the station that I worked to continue the streak

QTH: State, Province, or Country abbreviation.

Name: The name of the ham in the QSO

Bnd: The band of the QSO

Note:
C - the QSO came from my CQ
N - the station is a NAQCC member
Q - the station I worked was also QRP
T - the QSO came from a contest
1 - the DX answered my first call
E - a tail-end call from the station
- - none of the above

Hour: The UTC (Z) hour of the QSO

Nr of QSOs: The number of QSOs I made that day


Streak stats as of June 30, 2014:
Days - 7,270
Total QSO's - 62,277
mW QSO's - 1,414
DX QSO's - 19,192
Different hams - 17,956
Check my Streak Update report for more stats and details.

Thanks to everyone I work, not just those stations listed above. To see all my QRP QSO's, check the Logs section.

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>> NOTES
REGULAR SITE MAINTENANCE:
Daily - Add a diary entry (HOME-Diary)
Daily - Add data to my propagation tables (PROPAGATION-Main)
Daily - Add my streak QSO to the streak table (this page)
Daily - Add QSO's to my on-line log (LOGS)
Each Monday - Update contest results when needed (CONTESTING-Results)
Each Monday - Add guestbook info to Visitors List (VISITORS LIST)
1st of each month - Update streak totals (this page)
15th of each month - Change the poll question (this page)
18th of each month - Update prefix totals (AWARDS-WPX)
23rd of each month - Update LOTW totals (AWARDS-DXCC,WAC,WAS)
23rd of each month - Update # of Visitors (this page & VISITORS LIST)
About every other month - Add a FISTS column (CW-FISTS Columns)
Every 6 months - Update USACA totals (AWARDS-USACA)