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Poll#66  (03-01 - 03-31-2017)
About how many days a week do you use CW/QRP ?  
 
Selection        Nr  Pct  
Everyday          9   19  
6                 3    6  
5                 5   11  
4                 6   13  
3                 8   17  
2                 5   11  
1                 3    6  
Not very often..  8   17  
Never !           0   0  
   
47 Votes 

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Poll#65  (02-01 - 02-28-2017)
Approximately how many QRP/CW QSOs did you have in 2016?  
 
Selection              Nr  Pct  
10 - 100               11   37  
100 - 250               8   27  
250 - 300               1    3  
300 - 450               4   13  
450 - 600               0    0  
600 - 850               1    3  
850 - 1K                0    0  
More than 1K            2    7  
Even More Than That !   0    0  
None.. ;o(              3   10  
   
30 Votes
Comments: John K3WWP: 1,734 to be precise. 900 DX from 114 countries and 834 USA/Canada. 
Yes, QRP works - even as the sunspots diminish  

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Poll#64  (01-01 - 01-31-2017)
Do you use Iambic Keying Mode A or B ? If unsure of what Mode A/B means, go to : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegraph_key  
 
Selection                                  Nr  Pct  
Mode A                                     27  33  
Mode B                                     22  22  
I don’t do Iambic keying with my paddle     8   8  
I use a single lever paddle                12  15  
I only use a Cootie, Straight Key, or Bug  12  15  
   
81 Votes  

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Poll#63  (12-01 - 12-31-2016)
How often do you take QRP/CW portable ?  
 
Selection                      Nr  Pct  
Several times a year           15  33  
A few times a year             17  38  
For most of my operating        1   2  
Only for planned QRP outings    4   9  
Only on Field Day               1   2  
Never                           7  16  
   
45 votes  

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Poll#62  (11-01 - 11-30-2016)
Which NAQCC Events do you participate in ? 
 
Selection        Nr   Pct 
Nets              5    15  
Sprints          24    72  
Challenges       15    45  
Alphabet Prefix   3     9  
Friendship Club   3     9  
QSO-A-Day         6    18  
Suffix Words      4    12  
30-30             3     9  
1000 MPW         12    36  
WAS               8    24  
WAC               7    21  
DXCC              9    27  
KMPW 100          3     9  
I have not 
participated in 
'Any Club Events'
..Yet !           6 votes  
  
33 votes  

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Poll#61  (10-01 - 10-31-2016)
With the 'Low Cycle and Winter Months' fast approaching, will you be trying QRP/CW on.. 
 
Selection                                       Nr   Pct   
LF - 2200 meters – 135.7 - 137.8 kHz             0    0   
600 meters – 472 - 479 kHz                       1    2  
160M - 1.8 - 2 Mhz                              20   35  
80m - 3.5 - 4 Mhz                               39   68  
Don't have Room for Antenna on those Bands       7   12   
Don't have the desire to try those Bands         0    0  
Too much QRN on those Bands                      1    2
Just stick to my usual Routine                   3    5  
40M is my 'Old Stand By' any time of the cycle  27   47  
  
57 votes  

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Poll#60  (09-01 - 09-30-2016)
How many US States have you worked QRP/CW ?  
 
Selection       Nr  Pct  
1 -10            3   9  
11-20            4  13  
21-30            0   0  
31-40            2   6  
41-49            9  28  
WAS             14  44  
   
32 votes  

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Poll#59  (08-01 - 08-31-2016)
My QRP Station used is: 
 
Selection                                               Nr   Pct   
Solid State New Rig..(KX series, 817B, etc.)            47    59  
Solid State Used Rig..(Purchased 2nd Hand..)            11    14   
Tube Type Older Rig..(Swan, Heath, Yaesu, etc..)         3     4  
Classic Vintage Equipment..(HW-7,8,9.. Ten-Tec, etc.)   14    18   
Built from a Purchased Kit..                            24    30  
Scratch Built from Schematic..                           8    10   
QRO Rig just ran with Power Way Down..                  20    25  
As above..(but I 'Cheat a Little Sometimes'..)           4     5  
Other                                                    1     1  
  
80 votes  
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Poll#58  (07-01 - 07-31-2016)
Which CW bands do you use regularly for QRP ? Note: This Poll Ran in 2012, lets see what has changed ! 
 
Selection   Nr  Pct
160          5    7 
80          19   28  
60           4    6  
40          61   91   
30          32   48  
20          53   79  
17          10   15  
15          12   18
12           6    9
10           7   10
6            4    6  
  
67 votes 
Note: Interesting Results, as 'Not Much Has Changed' in the past 4 years ! Results show 10M and 15M users a bit lower, and 80M and 160M users
a bit higher now as expected..the Solar Cycle does not seem to have much affect with QRP Operators !
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Poll#57  (06-01 - 06-30-2016)
Will you be participating in Field Day 2016 ?  
 
Selection                                      Nr  Pct  
Will be QRP Only                               11  34%   
QRO from Home                                   2   6%   
QRO with Planned Club/Group Outting            12  38%   
Will be Planned Club/Group outting, still QRP   0   0%   
Not participating                               7  22%   
   
32 Votes 

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Poll#56  (05-01 - 05-31-2016)
How many Days per week are you active QRP/CW ?
Selection        Nr    Pct 
Every Day !      10    28  
6 days a week     3     8  
5 *               3     8  
4                 5    14  
3                 2     6  
2                 3     8  
1                 0     0  
Only on Weekends  1     3  
Occasionally      9    25   
36 votes
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Poll#55  (04-01 - 04-30-2016)
With the ARRL decision to Drop 'Kingman Reef' as a DXCC Entity'.. 
do you think there should be a 'QRP to QRP Ammendment' to this Ruling ? 
Comments Allowed...and we 'Will Share Your Comments'.
Selection    Nr    Pct 
YES          14     78  
NO            4     22  
Other         0      0   
18 votes
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Poll#54  (03-01 - 03-31-2016)
Have you tried 60M(5Mhz) for QRP/CW ?
Selection                          Nr  Pct
Yes                                 7   15  
No                                 29   62  
Do not own a Rig with 60M          14   30  
Do not have Antenna for 60M        10   21  
I have Future plans                 4    9  
60M Band not allowed in my Country  0    0   
47 votes  
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Poll#53  (02-01 - 02-29-2016)
Do you Use the 'NAQCC SELF-SPOTTER FORM' to solicit your activites ? http://naqcc.info/spots.html
Selection                 Nr  Pct  
YES                        3   7  
NO                        16  38  
I will in the Future       8  19  
I did not know about it   15  36   
42 votes
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Poll#52  (01-01 - 01-31-2016)
Which of the following antennas do you use currently?
Selection            Nr  Pct
Yagi or LP           7    9  
Quad                 1    1  
Phased verticals     1    1  
Horizontal Loop      5    6  
Vertical Loop        3    4  
Vertical            28   36  
Inverted L          12   15  
Dipole              37   47  
Inverted V          20   26  
Mini-loop            3    3  
Whip                 6    8  
G5RV                10   13  
Long or Random wire 21   27  
Other                8   10    
78 votes 
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Poll#51  (12-01 - 12-31-2015)
How do you copy CW ? Select All that you use. 
Selection                                Nr  Pct
By Ear Only.                             19   27  
By Ear / Write it down on a pad.         56   80  
Use a CW Reader.                          4    6  
Use a CW Reader for High Speed.           4    6  
Copy on PC...(sometimes !)                7   10   
Must Use a PC / Reader due to Handicap.   0    0  
No Code Shack..Period.                    0    0   

70 votes

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Poll#50 (11-01 - 11-30-2015) 
When operating CW, which is your choice of Key ?  
 
Selection        Nr   Pct  
Straight Key     45   48  
Bug               9   10  
Iambic           31   33  
Sideswiper        4    4  
Semi-Automatic    0    0  
Keyboard/PC       3    3  
Home Built        1    1  
Other             1    1  
   
94 votes

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Poll#49 (10-01 - 10-31-2015)
Are you 'Strictly' an HF QRP Operator..or ? Check All that apply. 
 
Selection            Nr  Pct
Only QRP             26  39  
QRP and also QRO     39  59  
VHF/UHF FM Only       7  11  
Satellites            3   5  
VHF/UHF Weak Signal   5   8  
EME                   1   2  
Digital Modes        18  27  
SWL                   8  12  
Other                 3   5  
  
66 votes 

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Poll#48  (09-01 - 09-30-2015)
What Gear/Mfr Best Describes your QRP CW Station ?

Selection  Nr   Pct
Icom        8    10  
Kenwood     5     6  
Yaesu      16    19 
Elecraft   43    52  
TenTec      9    11   
MFJ         5     6  
Heatkit     5     6  
Homebrew   12    14  
Other      14    17
   
83 votes
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Poll#47 (07-01 - 07-31-2015)
Check all bands on which you operate QRP/CW regularly.

Selection      Nr   Pct  
LW              0    0  
160             2    3  
80             13   19  
60              2    3
40             57   83
30             36   52
20             55   80
17             20   29
15             24   35
12             13   19
10             17   25
6              10   14
VHF/UHF         1    1
I don't do CW.  2    3   

69 voters 
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Poll#46 (06/01 - 06-30-2015)
Do you have any QRP/CW plans for Field Day 2015?  
 
Selection                                Nr  Pct  
Operate Portable by myself.               8  27  
Operate Portable with a club.             7  23
Operate from my station at home.          2   7
Operate from home with emergency power.   4  13  
Will participate, but QRO.                6  20
Will not participate this year.           2   7
Never participate in FD.                  1   3
   
30 voters
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Poll#45 (05/01 - 05-31-2115)
With 'warmer weather' finally upon us, do you have any /P plans for Summer ? Leave a comment !
Selection                                                    Nr  Pct

Participate with Local Chapter Activities as in the past.     6  13  
Take QRP Rig on vacation this Summer.                        22  48  
Set up in a local Park, etc. myself.                         24  52  
Arrange a Public Set Up with local club.                      4   9 
Demo for schools, youth groups.                               2   4 
Boy Scouts 'Jamboree on the Air'.                             1   2 
Field Day QRP /P.                                            15  32 
Never tried it before, think I will !                         6  13  
Continue my QRP activities from the 
comfort of my 'shack', leave the outdoors to the 
'adventurists'!                                               6  13   
46 voters 
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Poll#44 (04/01 - 04-30-2015)
How did you learn 'CW' ?      Nr   Pct 
Selection 
Tapes                         24    49 
Records                        2     4
Military                       0     0
School                         1     2
Boy Scouts                     5    10
Elmer                          5    10
Club Classes                   1     2
Just listening to a Receiver   8    16
Never Did Learn it             3     6
49 voters
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Poll#43 (02/01 - 02-28-2015)
Are there any other items/issues you would like to see covered in the NAQCC Newsletter ? 
Comments are On..Abusers will be Punished !
Selection                                                     Nr  Pct
Covers Everything Now Sufficiently.                           4    20  
More Chapter's, More News.                                    0     0  
More QRP Stories.                                            10    50  
More Homebrew Stories.                                       10    50  
Additional Topics, etc.. (Post a Comment!)                    2    10   
(Click This One to Tell the Exec. their doing a Great Job !) 18    90 (Not 100% ?)   
20 voters 
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Poll#42 (01/01 - 01-31-2015)
How many States did you work the ARRL Centennial W1AW/p QRP CW throughout 2014 ?
Selection                              Nr   Pct  
0 - 10                                 15   38  
11 - 20                                 4   10
21 - 30                                 3    8
31 - 40                                 3    8
41 - 50                                 3    8 
More than 50 with possesions active..   5   13
Achieved 'WAS W1AW/p QRP CW' !          6   15
39 voters
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Poll#41 (12/01 - 12-31-2014)
How many hours a week do you use QRP CW?
Selection                      NR  Pct
24 Hours +                     3    5  
18 - 24                        1    2  
12 - 18                        6    10  
6 - 12                         10   17  
1 - 6                          28   48  
Less than 1 Hour               2    3  
I Hold a No-Code Ticket        0    0  
Sneak in a little QRP SSB also 3    5  
Still Learning !               5    9   
58 voters 
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Poll#40 (11/01 - 11-30-2014)
Do you Read the Monthly NAQCC Newsletter, and for what Info ? Check All that Apply.
Selection                                           NR   Pct
General club news.                                  14    63  
Info about NAQCC sprints, 
challenges, and awards, 
including recent winners.                           11    50 
Feature articles on a variety of 
QRP/CW related subjects.                            12    55  
News from our various club chapters.                 9    41  
NAQCC QRS Net schedules and reports.                 4    18  
Helpful hints for both newer and more 
seasoned CW operators in our CW Assistance section.  8    36  
A cartoon by club artist Dick, W9CBT.                7    32  
A ham radio biography of a member 
selected at random in our Member Spotlight.         11    50  
Member News reports from around the world.           8    36  
Members Spot Listings.                               5    23   
Use the 'Self Spotter Form' yourself ?               3    14  
Monthly Polls.                                       6    27  
'All of It'.. I just Read 'All of It' !             12    55   
22 voters  
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Poll#39 (10/01 - 10-31-2014)
Which NAQCC Events do you participate in ?
Selection              NR  Pct
Nets                    8   25  
Sprints                27   84  
Challenges             16   50  
Alphabet Prefix         4   12
Friendship Club         6   19  
QSO-A-DAY               5   16  
Suffix Words            4   12  
30-30                   4   12  
1000 MPW               12   38  
WAS                     8   25  
WAC                     5   16  
I have not participated 
in any events.          2    6  
32 Voters 
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Poll#38 (09/01 - 09-30-2014)
Do you participate in 'other QRP Activities' ? Note: We have 'Opened Up the Leave a Comment Section'..'Please Be Nice'..as we will be Sharing ! 
Selection                        Nr   Pct              
IOTA - Islands on the Air ?       3    15
SOTA - Summits on the Air ?       7    35
LOTA - Lighthouses on the Air ?   1     5
COTA - Castles on the Air ?       0     0
Public Park ?                     6    30
Demo's to School Groups ?         1     5
Demo's to Ham Clubs ?             5    25
Anywhere 'Just for Fun' ?        13    65
Other ? (Leave Comment)           8    40 
20 Voters  
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Poll#37 (08/01 - 08-31-2014)
How did you learn Morse Code ?
Selection                               Nr  Pct  
Self taught just listening to CW Ops.    9   14  
Practice tapes, records, books, etc.    25   38  
Morse Reader type unit.                  0    0  
PC software.                             9   14  
School Radio Club.                       2    3  
Previous Military Radio Service.         3    5  
Elmer (other Op friend.)                 6    9  
W1AW Code Practice.                      6    9  
Never learned CW.                        0    0  
Still Learning.                          5    8    
65 Voters
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Poll#36 (07/01 - 07-31-2014)
With the current Solar Activity..what Bands are you utilizing the most for your QRP activities ?
Selection  Nr  Pct  
LW          0   0  
160M        0   0  
80M         0   0  
60M         0   0  
40M         6  21  
30M         2   7  
20M        12  43   
17M         5  18   
15M         2   7   
12M         0   0  
10M         0   0  
6M          0   0  
Above       1   4    
28 Voters 
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Poll#35 (06/01 - 06-30-2014)
June's Back ! What are your QRP plans for Field Day?
Selection                               Nr  Pct  
Operate Portable by myself.              7  30  
Operate Portable with a club.            6  26  
Operate Mobile/Rover.                    0   0  
Operate from my station at home.         1   4  
Operate from home with emergency power.  7  30  
Will participate, but QRO.               1   4  
Will not participate this year.          0   0  
Never participate in FD.                 1   4   
23 Voters
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Poll#34 (05/01 - 05-31-2014)
How many hours are you 'Active QRP' each week?Selection         Nr   Pct  
Always Active QRP  7    21
5-7 Days           6    18     
3-5 Days           3     9  
1-3 Days           9    26
1 Day Tops         1     3
Less than a Day    2     6
Maybe Hours ?      1     3
Not Enough !       3     9
Rarely !           2     6
Never !            0     0  
(please don't select this one !)    
34 Voters 
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Poll#33 (04/01 - 04-30-2014)
On which band have you worked the most countries?
Selection           Nr   Pct   
160                  0    0  
80                   0    0  
40                   2    6  
30                   0    0  
20                  19   61  
17                   1    3  
15                   5   16  
12                   0    0  
10                   3   10  
6                    0    0  
Never Worked DX QRP  1    3   
31 Voters 
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Poll#32 (03/01 - 03-31-2014)
Check all the reasons you like to operate QRP CW ?
Selection                               Nr   Pct
It's Very Efficient !                   2   4
It's Nostalgic !                        0   0
It's Relaxing !                         0   0
It's Challenging !                      8  16
It uses simple, inexpensive equipment ! 5  10 
Its 'My Favorite Mode' !                6  12 
All of the Above, 'I just enjoy it' !   28 57  
49 Voters  
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Poll#31 (02/01 - 02-28-2014)
How many QRP contacts did you make in 2013 ?
Selection      Nr   Pct  
0-10            2    7   
11-20           1    4   
21-30           0    0  
31-40           1    4   
41-50           0    0  
51-60           0    0  
61-70           0    0  
71-80           1    4   
81-90           0    0  
91-100          1    4  
More than 100. 21   78   
27 Voters 
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Poll#30 (01/01 - 01-31-2014)
At what CW speed (WPM) do you operate most of the time ?Selection Nr   Pct
50+        0    0  
40-49      0    0  
35-39      0    0  
30-34      0    0  
25-29      6    9  
20-24     13   19  
15-19     23   33  
10-14     19   28  
5-9        6    9  
1-4        2    3  
69 Voters
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Poll#29 (12/01 - 12/31/2013)
What percentage of your operating is done using QRP ?Selection       
                Nr  Pct 
100%            37  29  
90-99%          24  19  
50-89%          18  14  
25-49%           8   6  
1-24%           14  11  
0%               0   0
79 Voters  
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Poll#28 (11/01 - 11/30/2013)
Has the recent Solar Activity hampered your QRP activity ?
Selection                Nr   Pct  
Yes                       7    23
No                       17    57
Made No difference        6    20
30 Voters
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Poll#27 (10/1 - 10/31/2013)
What is your favorite band for QRP ?
Selection      Nr   Pct
LF              0     0  
160M            0     0  
80M             1     1  
60M             1     1  
40M            41    48  
30M             9    11  
20M            21    25  
17M             2     2  
15M             8     9
10M             1     1  
VHF and Up      1     1  
85 Voters 
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Poll#26 (09/1 - 09/30/2013)

When did you first try QRP ?
Selection                 Nr   Pct
Less than 5 years ago     17   28
5 to 10 years ago          9   15  
10 to 20 years ago        14   23  
20 to 30 years ago        11   18  
30 to 40 years ago         3    5  
40 to 50 years ago         4    7  
50 to 60 years ago         1    2  
More than 60 years         0    0  
I don't remember           0    0  
I've never used QRP        1    2  

60 Voters
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Poll#25 (08/1 - 08/31/2013)

On which bands have you worked 100 or more countries w/QRP ?
Selection                 Nr   Pct
160                        0    0  
80                         0    0            
40                         3    21  
30                         1    7  
20                         5    36  
17                         3    21  
15                         5    36  
12                         1    7  
10                         4    29  
I'm not a serious QRP DXer 7    50   

14 voters 
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Poll #24 (07/1 - 07/31/2013)

On which bands do you have 'WAS' QRP ?
Selection          Nr  Pct
160                 0   0  
80                  0   0  
40                  1   4  
30                  1   4  
20                  1   4  
17                  0   0  
15                  1   4  
12                  0   0  
10                  0   0  
Mixed Bands         6   26  
Have 'WAS', not QRP 7   30  
Have not 'WAS'     10   43  

23 voters 
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Poll #23 (06/1 - 06/30/2013)

What are your QRP plans for Field Day?
Selection                              Nr  Pct
Operate Portable by myself             14   26  
Operate Portable with a club           18   34  
Operate Mobile/Rover.                   0    0  
Operate from my station at home.        6   11  
Operate from home with emergency power. 9   17  
Will participate, but QRO.              4    8  
Will not participate this year.         5    9
Never participate in FD.                1    2  

53 voters 

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Poll #22 (05/1 - 05/31/2013)

Do you take part in our NAQCC Activities ? 
 
Selection           Nr   Pct
Monthly Sprints     33   100  
Monthly Challenges   8    24   
Main QRS Net         5    15  
Regional QRS Net     5    15  
Chapter Activities   2     6  
Portable Operations  8    24   
Field Day            6    18   
Local Demos          1     3  
Other                3     9  
  
33 voters  

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Poll #21 (04/1 - 04/30/2013)

On which Bands do you operate QRP ? 

Selection      Nr     Pct
160M            5      10 
80M            25      48 
60M             3       6
40M            49      94
20M            40      77 
17M            15      29 
15M            22      42 
12M            12      23 
10M            18      35 
6M              6      12 
2M              1       2 
1.25M           0       0 
UHF             0       0
uW              0       0 
Other           5      10 


Total Votes 52 

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Poll #20 (03/1 - 03/31/2013)

How many hours do you operate QRP each week ?

Selection             Nr  Pct
One or Less            4   7
Two - Five            26  47
Five - Ten             6  11
Ten - Fifteen          9  17
Fifteen - Twenty       3   6
Twenty Plus            4   7
Occasionally           3   6
Rarely                 0   0
Never                  0   0

Total Votes 54         


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Poll #019 (02/1 - 02/28/2013)
Do you QSL your contacts, and if so, How ? 
 
Selection                             NR  Pct   
Exchange QSL Cards through the Mail.  48  65 
I only Return to cards I receive.     27  36 
I QSL 'every contact'.                 5   7
I use LoTW.                           29  39
I use e-QSL.                          30  40 
Use other means.                       3   4
I Never QSL.                           0   0
  
Total Votes 74  

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Poll #018 (01/1 - 01/31/2013)
Which of the following have you built from a kit? 
 
Selection                 NR  Pct
Transceiver               85  82
Transmitter               39  38 
Receiver                  42  41 
Keyer                     48  47 
Antenna Tuner             39  38 
Voltmeter                 24  23 
Oscilloscope              13  13 
Code Practice Oscillator  38  37 
Other Test Equipment      49  48 
Other Ham Equipment       48  47 
Other Anything ?          22  21 
Nothing !                  0   0 
  
Total Votes 103. 

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Poll #017 (12/1 - 12/31/2012)
Which Awards have you earned using QRP ? 
 
Selection    NR   Pct   
WAS          11    30 
WAC           8    22
WAZ           1     3 
WPX           2     5 
DXCC          6    16 
IOTA          0     0 
CONTEST WIN  11    30 
OTHER         7    19 
NONE         14    38 
  
Total Votes 37. 

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Poll #016 (11/1 - 11/30/2012)
Where have you operated QRP CW in the past ? 'Check All' that Apply. 
 
Selection                          NR  Pct
Home Shack                         60   98
Portable                           44   72 
Mobile                             15   25 
Maritime Mobile                     5    8 
Aeronautical Mobile                 2    3
Vacationing in a Foreign Country   10   16 
DXpedition                          0    0 
Contesting                         28   46 
Field Day                          27   44
Other                               5    8 
None of the above                   0    0 

Total Votes 61.
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Poll #015 (10/1 - 10/31/2012)

What are your favorite on-air QRP activities ?
                                 NR  Pct   
NAQCC Challenges                 21   28 
Contesting                       30   40 
Rag Chewing                      28   37 
DX'ing                           32   43 
NTS Traffic Nets                  2    3 
Antenna Testing                  18   24 
Award Hunting (DXCC, WAS, etc.)  22   29 
Other                            11   15 


Total Votes 75.

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Poll #014 (9/1 - 9/30/2012)

Which CW bands do you use regularly for QRP? 
 
Selection       NR   Pct
160              4    4 
80              13   14 
40              75   80
30              38   40
20              67   71
17              11   12
15              15   16
12               4    4
10              10   11
6                5    5
  
Total Votes 94.  


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Poll #013 (8/1 - 8/31/2012)

From Steve..NU7T #434 - What percent of your on-the-air QRP activity is NAQCC related?  
 
Selection      Nr   Pct
100             2     6  
75             12    33  
50              4    11  
25              6    17
10              8    22
Minimal Amount  4    11  
   
Total Votes 36. 


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Poll #012 (7/10 - 7/31/2012)

With the advent of QRO Rigs and Amplifiers on the market.. Do you think QRP is starting to suffer? 

Here are the results so far:
    Nr     Pct
YES 3       4
NO 74       96 

Total Votes 77.

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Poll #011 (6/10/-7/9/2012)

Have you ever made at least one 1000 miles per watt CW contact? 
    Nr    Pct
YES 71     89      
NO   9     11 

Total Votes - 80 (6125 Members - Still only 1.3% answering the Polls..
but it is Summer Now !)

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Poll #010 (5/10-6/9/2012)

What type of Rig do you use for your QRP activities ? (Select One)
                              Nr          Pct
Powermite-1 (PM-1)             0            0
MR-1                           0            0
Heathkit HW-7                  0            0
HW-8                           5            4                 
HW-9                           1            1
Elecraft K1                    9            7 
K2                            17           14
KX1                            5            4
KX3                            4            3
Yaesu FT-817                  18           15
Icom IC-703                    4            3  
Argonaut V                     0            0
YouKit                         1            1
OHR-500                        1            1
Ramsey                         0            0
RadioKit                       0            0
HB1A                           0            0
HB1B                           7            6
BF1A                           0            0
Homebrew                       2            2
Other                         50           40

Total Votes - 124 (6053 Members = 2.13% Answering) 

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Poll #009 (4/10-5/9/2012)

Would you attend an NAQCC Meeting on a Yearly basis similar to Dayton or the QCWA? 
                                            Nr     Pct
Yes                                         12      15
No                                          12      15 
Never                                        0       0 
Depends on location                         42      53
Combine it with Dayton or QCWA Convention    7       9
Need More Chapters to minimize the Travel    4       5
BBQ at VE6CPP QTH All are Welcome            2       2

Total Votes - 79 (5939 Members = 1.33% Answering..and who is coming to my QTH for a BBq?)

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Poll #008 (3/10-4/9/2012)

What type of Antenna is your Favorite for your QRP activities? (Select One) 
                                            Nr     Pct
Yagi                                        2        2
Random Wire                                 6        6
Dipole or Inverted Vee                     24       25
Vertical                                   24       25
Windom                                      4        4
G5RV                                       15       15
Loop                                       12       12
Zepp                                        4        4
Other                                       6        6

Total Votes - 97 (5939 Members = 1.6% Answering..a little improvement!)

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Poll #007 (2/10-3/9/2012)

What type of Key or Keyer is your Favorite for your QRP activities? (Select One) 
                                  Nr   Pct
Straight Key                      26    31
Iambic with Keyer                 33    40
Vibrokeyer Type(No Springs)        2     2
Original Bug                       4     5
Side Swiper(Cootie)                4     5  
Real Old School(J37)( J38)( etc)  11    14
Other                              3     3

Total Votes - 83 (5931 Members = 1.4% Answering ? We can Do Better !)

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Poll #006

Which of the following type rigs do you use most often in NAQCC Sprints?
                                                          Nr   Pct
Commercial Xcvr (turned down to 5 watts)                  32    34
Commercial Xcvr capable of QRP power only (FT-817 etc.)   27    28
QRP Kit (K1, SW+, Ten Tec 1340, MFJ Cub, etc)             28    29
Homebrew Transceiver (with T/R switch)                     1     1
I have never worked the NAQCC Sprint                       7     7

Total votes - 95
 
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Poll #005

What is the lowest power you've used to make a QRP CW QSO?
                        Nr   Pct
5 W                     16    10
4-4.99 W                 6     4
3-3.99 W                14     9
2-2.99 W                 8     5
1-1.99 W                25    16
500-999 mW              34    21
250-499 mW              24    15
100-249 mW              19    12
99 mW or less           12     7
Never made a QRP CW QSO  3     2

Total votes - 161

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Poll #004

How old were you when you got your FIRST ham radio license?
              Nr   Pct
10 or under    0     0
11-15         25    27
16-20         25    27
21-30         24    26
31-40          7     8
41-50          4     4
51-60          5     5
61-70          1     1
71-80          0     0
81 or over     0     0

Total votes - 91

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Poll #003

What is your favorite non-ham radio hobby?
                             Nr  Pct 
Woodworking                  14   14  
Collections                   0    0
Sailing                       7    7
Bicycling                     7    7
Hunting                       7    7
Fishing                      14   14
Camping/Hiking               11   11
Painting                      1    1
Team Sports                   2    2
Golf/Tennis/Bowling           5    5
Family Travel                 2    2
Gardening                     7    7
Playing a Musical Instrument  6    6
Cooking                       2    2
Playing cards with friends    1    1
Reading books                12   12
Writing                       3    3

Total votes - 101

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Poll #002

What is your current age? 
          Nr  Pct
90+ -      1    0
85-89 -    3    1
80-84 -   10    3
75-79 -   15    4
70-74 -   31    8
65-69 -   65   17
60-64  -  67   17
55-59 -   69   18
50-54 -   41   11
45-49 -   45   12
40-44 -   14    4
35-39 -   14    4
30-34 -    5    1
25-29 -    3    1
20-24 -    2    1
15-19 -    1    0
10-14 -    0    0
Under 10 - 0    0

Total votes - 386

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Poll #001

What is the first letter of your call?
       Nr  Pct
A -     9    8
K -    48   43
N -    17   15
V -     9    8
W -    24   22
Other - 4    4

Total votes - 111

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