I resent /QRP. That sounds more civilized but isn’t as catchy in a polarized click-bait world anno 2020.
I really don’t like /QRP. If you want to play with 5W: great! Do so. I don’t have the guts for it. If you want to crank it down do the mW level and still get through, I really want to be patient and ask for repeats until I have it right. If you want to acknowledge the low power by adding a ‘QRP’ in the mix at the end of the contact: fine but don’t feel obliged.
BUT DON’T KEEP ON CALLING ME WITH ***/QRP AS A SUFFIX BECAUSE I DON’T LOG IT. It’s useless. And illegal?
I just discovered that this stubbornness of mine costs me points in RDXC:
So there are a few options here:
- Just go with the stupidity and log /QRP.
- Just keep on being hard headed and log the call but omit /QRP.
- Send a report, get it over with and NOT log the QSO. No points gained but no penalties subtracted. It’s mostly common EU stuff that never is a multiplier. This is absolutely not fair play, I know.
I already know what option I won’t be picking!
Legal fine print: I just looked it up on our governmental regulator’s website (LINK): it is clearly stipulated that /QRP is illegal!
Hier staat ook beschreven dat je de roepnaam met een aantal suffixen moet vervolledigen (/M, /MM, /P, /A). Andere suffixen zijn niet voorzien en dus niet toegelaten (dus geen ON4xyz/QRP of iets dergelijks).
Note: Niet toegelaten (Dutch) = not allowed (English)
Of course I am one of the few that object to this lame practice. And I’m not about to fight windmills.