Q R P   Page   Popular QRP frequencies listed below are only suggestions.

     5 Watts      CW. 1.836, 1.843,  3.560,  7.030, (USA also uses 7.040),  10.106,  10.116,  14.060,  18.086,  18.096,  18.106,          21.060,  24.906, 28.060

     10 Watts    SSB.  1.910, 3.985,  7.285,  14.285,  18.130,  21.385,  24.950,  28.385, 50.885, 144.285.

      Just a day in the park !     April, 2013


There is a great sense of accomplishment when you make a contact several thousand miles away with just 5-10 watts (or less) and some Home Brew antenna or a piece of wire cut just right.  Doing so teaches one how to get by with the basics just in case, should the need arise.  Make ‘em listen for you !.

Thanks to Don, VA3DDW and Ed, KI4EXO for providing the photo opportunity and Darryl K4VLP for his contributions to this page.

QRP Resource Links

1American QRP Club


Altoid Sound Card

1Boschveldt QRP Club

Islands On the Air:  US  or  Worldwide

Endfed 6-40m QRP Ant

1Field Radio Club (International)

QRP for Technicians Excellent Article

K5CBQ (QRP Kits)

1Flying Pigs QRP Club

QRP Watering Holes

PAC-12 Antenna

1Four State QRP

Reverse Beacon

Pacific Antenna (QRP Kits)

1GQRP Club

Splinter Review by Darryl Mentro K4VLP

QRP Guys Kits

1NOGA (North Georgia) QRP Club

W1PID Outdoor Radio

QRPme Kits & Parts

1North American QRP Club (NAQCC)

Weak Signal Propagation Reporter

Bread Board Radio Kits

1QRP International

1SKCC (Straight Key Century Club)


W3ATB Enjoyable Outings

1Summits On The Air SOTA

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Spend some time tuning around the bands and count the SSB QSOs and then drop down around the typical CW portion of the band and count the number of CQ’s and QSO’s.  Often, usually, the CW area is far more active than is the SSB portion.  

Give CW a go.

Click HERE for some other outing pics.