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QRP is a CW prosign that means "low power". It is commonly agreed that QRP refers to power of 5 watts or less. (The term QRPp is used for power less than 1 watt.)

The number of amateur operators engaging in QRP is growing. QRP rigs are ideal for field use, and they are easy to build as kits or homebrew. Because no high-power output transistors are needed in the final transmitter stage, they are inexpensive and safe for building, modification, and experimentation. Because they draw little power, small batteries or solar cells are sufficient to power them.

Common QRP frequencies

Band NameCalling FrequencyMode
160 Meters1810 kHzCW
160 Meters1818 kHzCW
160 Meters1843 kHzSSB Europe
160 Meters1910 kHzLSB
80 Meters3560 kHzCW
80 Meters3690 kHzSSB Europe
80 Meters3710 kHz (Novice in USA)CW
80 Meters3711 kHz (Novice in USA)CW
75 Meters3985 kHzLSB
40 Meters7040 kHzCW
40 Meters7090 kHzSSB Europe
40 Meters7110 kHz (Novice in USA)CW
40 Meters7286 kHzLSB
30 Meters10106 kHzCW
30 Meters10116 kHzCW
20 Meters14060 kHzCW
20 Meters14285 kHzUSB
17 Meters18069 kHzCW
17 Meters18096 kHzCW
17 Meters18130 kHzUSB
15 Meters21060 kHzCW
15 Meters21110 kHz (Novice in USA)CW
15 Meters21285 kHzSSB Europe
15 Meters21385 kHzUSB
12 Meters24906 kHzCW
12 Meters24956 kHzUSB
10 Meters28060 kHzCW
10 Meters28110 kHz (Novice in USA)CW
10 Meters28360 kHzSSB Europe
10 Meters28885 kHzUSB
2 Meters144060 kHzCW
2 Meters144285 kHzSSB


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