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Samuel A. Falvo II, KC5TJA/6

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The last link, to here 1, triggered a malware alert from my anti-virus, fair warning.--Billymac00 (talk) 00:33, 11 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]

November 2019 - PROD[edit]

The proposed PROD deletion tag gives "appears to be mostly a doorway page" as a rationale. Not sure what is meant by that, but the article is not intended to function as a pointer to the general subject of amateur radio - or to manufacturer or retailer pages. QRP (i.e. low power operation) is a subject in itself. It is a specialized pursuit within the hobby, has a historical tradition as a fundamental operating mode, and has many adherents, resulting in a number of manufacturers that produce equipment catering to QRPers. There exists a plethora of specialized literature on the subject, as a cursory Google search will reveal. - LuckyLouie (talk) 02:39, 24 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

I agree. I asked the proposer about the Doorway page rationale (which I diagree with here) on their talk. See also: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of QRP Transceivers which arguably could be considered a "doorway" to promote products. --mikeu talk 02:47, 24 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I agree with you about List of QRP Transceivers. Even though WP:OTHERSTUFFEXISTS like endless subcategory lists of video games, a list of specialized ham gear is of limited value. - LuckyLouie (talk) 03:13, 24 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
reply The contents present here come from personal websites and there's a whole lot of original research space filler. If they are eliminated, this page wouldn't be much more than a dictionary entry and having dictionary articles is not what we are about. So, I believe the page was basically only serving as a doorway meaning that being a billboard for all kinds of links. "QRP operation" is just another way of saying operation at reduced power.Graywalls (talk) 07:27, 24 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I thought it was "low power" not "reduced power" -Roxy, the PROD. . wooF 09:30, 24 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
@Graywalls. I can see why you'd get that impression. Over time, a lot of unsourced statements and product links were inserted into the article. I've cleaned up the majority of the issues, and added multiple citations to WP:RS sources, which all go well beyond simply defining QRP as reduced power. - LuckyLouie (talk) 15:19, 24 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  • I do wish people who clearly have zero knowledge of a topic, i.e. amateur radio, would either stay well away from it, or at least try and learn something about a topic, before trying to delete articles on it. Such a waste of time for everyone else. Andy Dingley (talk) 19:25, 25 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Or bring up potential issues / ask questions at WP:AMATEUR RADIO. --mikeu talk 20:36, 25 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
The article had some problems as I described above, and so I was happy to make needed improvements. I’m going to WP:AGF about the nominator. - 21:58, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
  • I just came across this page and think it's a decent summary of the practice of QRP. I'm not sure if my opinion counts though, as I always ran 100 watts or more! Ex VE3---, also known as ThatMontrealIP (talk) 03:46, 29 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Absent from the above conversation is the necessary fact that "QRP" refers to much more than simply lowering transmitter power. It's a whole sub-genre of amateur radio, a distinct operating culture embracing unique methods and technologies, that - perhaps ironically - casts a long shadow across the entire amateur radio service. It's also possibly the fastest-growing segment of that community at the moment. The rationale that this subject is some kind of decoy, conjured out of thin air to serve some unrelated end, is simply ridiculous. If we don't like the information the entry contains, or believe it doesn't accurately convey what QRP really is, that's a valid concern. But "delete the entire page" is a position only someone who truly knows nothing about amateur radio could support. Laodah 06:19, 4 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]