wq8rp border

Why QRP?

Ham radio is a great hobby that attracts people for many different reasons. Low power operating(QRP) is one of them. There is a certain amount of amazement in making radio contacts with low power radios

Mark I Radio
and a piece of wire hanging in the backyard. It's quite common to hear a QRP operator say, "I was losing interest in radio and QRP brought me back."

QRP Clubs are full of people who love challenges. They build their own rigs; experiment with radios and antennas; chase operating awards; enter contests. Why they do it doesn't matter. Everyone is having fun.

This small tube radio is a Paraset built by KD8FCB. It is a replica of the low power radios used to communicate from behind enemy lines in WW II.

Michigan QRP Club

The Michigan QRP Club was organized on January 19, 1978 in Michigan's central Lower Peninsula. The club has grown to include members from many parts of the country and around the world. Section 2(a) of the club constitution reflects the purpose "...to foster and develop friendships and cooperation among amateur radio operators who have a common interest in the unique pleasure and challenge of operation...at power levels of 5 watts output or less..."

The Michigan QRP Club is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League.