QRP...running with 5 watts or less CW (morse code)or Phone(AM or SSB) Home built , built from a kit or bought
The enjoyment of building your own rig at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a large one.
Why QRP?? Challenge of operating your own station. Building your own gear from kits or homebrew Construct your own antennas and feedlines Operating skills-1 watt is 3 S units weaker than a 100 watt rig Commercial gear available-Heathkit,MFJ,Ten-tec,You-kits etc Contests-Bonus multipliers for QRP operation QRP clubs-who offer advise,ideas,projects to build and contests QRP Fox hunts Longest distance-2640Km (1650 miles) with 1 uW (1 microwatt) on 10M Portable-small size-easy operation with small batteries Low cost $$