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I am going to study for a ham operators license, and I am wondering if a 5 watt transceiver operating on the 20 meter band would be large enough to allow me to communicate with someone 230 miles away.

Technician's Assistant: What's the brand and model of your product?

It is a MST3 transceiver kit from www.osQRP.com

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far?

I haven't bought anything yet.

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Electronics Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 3 months ago

A 5 watt transceiver on a 20 meter band would reach around 5 miles on flat open terrain.

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