Here is some sage advice for those preparing to get into HF ops.
quote: The first rig you should buy when getting into HF is a QRO, or ~100w transceiver. Why? Because having a higher amount of power available to you can compensate for a less efficient antenna system, poor or dynamic solar conditions, and operator inexperience.
Most should find a Ham with experience or better yet schedule time to attend this years nearest Field Day operation. Don't have the experience? Expect problems...
[ 12-31-2017, 02:36 AM: Message edited by: Etech ]
Posts: 589 | From: KC metro | Registered: Jun 2009
Yes, another good article. I tend to agree. I'd rather have a full power rig that I can dial back if need be.
I found the comments very interesting especially regarding the solar minimum and nvis propagation.
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