It is vain to do with more what can be done with less,
William of Occum (1290-1350) and G3RJV.
Last Update: January 27, 2010
QRP is the "Q" signal for "reduce power" or "shall I reduce power". It has become the name for low power amateur radio. Low power in this case by modern definition is 5 Watts PEP (peak envelope power). Some QRP operators use the name QRPp to designate operation with powers less than 1 Watt. I have operated QRP ever since I became a ham (~1978) first because that is all I could do and then because I found I could get more more bang for the buck. I easily work the world using only a few Watts on CW yet get incredible enjoyment from every contact. It never gets old. In the following pages I have photos and some details on some of my QRP gear. I hope you enjoy.