The cold winter months are good for spending time in the radio shack, and also in a comfy chair doing a bit of reading. I just finished reading this book and thought I’d write up a little review to share with my blog followers.
Minimum QRP is written by Peter Parker VK3YE. Many followers of Soldersmoke and youtube will recognize Peter from his many videos on low power operation, pedestrian mobile, and homebrew electronics. In his book, Peter covers all aspects of low power operation from radio, to antenna, to operating location, and even strategies for successful operation and maximizing the chances of making contacts. He covers HF/VHF/UHF, both terrestrial and satellite. It’s impossible to cover everything QRP in great deal, but this book offers a lot of great info on the subject.
I don’t really consider myself a QRP aficionado but I found the book quite enjoyable. It’s easy to read and not overly technical in any way. If nothing else, it offers a great deal of encouragement and support to people interested in pursuing low power operation. At $5 via Amazon Kindle it’s hard to argue with the price. I’ve certainly wasted more money on useless items!