2013 - QRPby M0TTB - Andy on 01/07/13
2013 is here, and I am having a good try with qrp this year, 3w PEP to be exact. Ups and downs so far, although the unpredictability is part of the appeal. I'd like to get 100 dxcc entities this year with 3w. So far, I've had a handful of EU and one W and a CO. I don't call M0TTB/QRP but I do tend to drop in the fact that I'm QRP and 3w. I'm not one who thinks my choice of low power should enforce everyone else to qrx whilst I get the qso, same as if someone with a low dipole should expect those with yagis to make way for them.
Obviously I'd go loopy if I stuck to QRP all the time, especially if there's a new one or new bandslot to be had, so I may still be QRO some of the time. As opposed the last couple of years, I'm not going to be prominent in the clublog band leagues for phone.
Next new one of the horizon... well fingers crossed for VK9L. Lord Howe has proven tricky for me over the last couple of years, the upcoming JA dxped to VK9L may change that but I suspect they will be working a lot of fellow JA's.