Sorry to all if my post is a bit of hickjacking this thread. Should people feel the interest on posting about this matter, I may start a new thread or we may even post on this old one:
Yes, I've been chasing QRP 5w some time ago and it's pretty much like that and I felt like that when I chased QRP for some months back in 2014. Chasing QRP among other QRO chasers means that you are either the first chaser or very probably the last one.
I remember some time ago when I asked the chasers to chase me on QRP during one of my activations. Unfortunately, I had very little success and just a few joint the QRP chasers group.
I asked that because I wanted to prove that the same number of QSOs would probably be logged on that activation because being my signal a QRP 5 watts one and having no urban QRM at the summit, I was pretty sure I would be able to copy and work every chasers even if they were transmitting with 5 watts. All QSOs would be 2xQRP.
Having all chasers on QRP 5 watts is interesting also because it's a good way for the activator to have an idea of the way his own signals will probably be heard at the chasers end.
Sometimes, when activating, the chasers signals are so strong, that, despite being exchanging signal reports in each and every QSO, one tends to sometimes believe that his signals may be heard that well at the chasers side and this is obviously not true in most of the cases.
Another good thing with everybody chasing on QRP is that being the CW activator preferred frequencies many times near the QRP frequencies (MHz.030 and MHz.060), the fact of having chasers running QRO around those frequencies surely disturb quite a lot to the non SOTA QRP operators. This point was raised some time ago by an american chaser (don't remember his callsign but I think it was a W6)
I know it's hard to switch into QRP in these days of low solar activity but, don't forget that many activators run QRP and they get to our receptors, so why do you think our signals will not get to the activator's?
I'm thinking about possibly switching back to QRP chasing again. Anyone wishing to join the team?