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Warbler exceeds 1000 miles per Watt

January 9, 2011

This evening conditions were good and I managed to have a nice QSO with Jaume, EA3NE in Terrassa, near Barcelona, Spain on 80m PSK31 using the Warbler.  That is nice DX for a such a simple rig as the Warbler, although Jaume’s station clearly helped.

From Greely, ON, Canada to Terrassa, Spain

Copy was good as can be seen in the screenshot below.

Screenshot of QSO with EA3NE

The distance comes in at around 6027 km or 3745 miles. Given the Warbler puts out 3W then this QSO exceeds 1000 miles per Watt. Very pleasing!

Distance calculators can be found using Google Maps, Open Street Maps as well as a useful ‘miles per Watt’ calculator at the QRP ARCI website.

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  1. January 10, 2011 6:29 am

    Good morning Alen, Yes the conditions are getting better out there and maybe 2011 will show itself to be a good year of propagation. PSK is a great mode as little power is needed to get great distance….more bang for the watt. When the cycle in years past was peaking I had an FT-857 on my night table with a miracle whip on it and was able to hop the ocean with QRP PSK.

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