This is where I get kind of stuck. I operate QRP. Most low power ops do not do high speed CW. I don't know why but that is the way it is. I would say the average QRP CW speed is about 20 wpm. Nothing wrong with that, but that is not going to help me get to 40. Don't get me wrong, I love working other QRP ops and always send at the speed needed to make the contact. So my dilemma is finding other like minded ops to practice with. I probably call CQ about 100 times in a day, just look me up on the reverse beacon network. I'm on the radio a lot. But for some reason, when I go into the Extra class portion of the band, set the memory keyer to call CQ at 30wpm, nobody comes back. I suspect it is the low power sticking me here.
The following is mearly a hypothoses and may not be rooted in any truth:
QRQ guys use high power (see above). QRQ guys are used to listening to other high power QRQ stations. The end result: a weak QRQ station is too hard to copy so they don't try.
So what do we do about this? Turn up the power? I'd rather not. QRP is something I am very proud of (maybe too much!) but maybe that is the answer. I don't know. Can QRP and QRQ not co-exist? Hopefully some folks will have some suggestions and can add some comments. Anybody?