I ask this question because in the scheme of things I'm new to amateur radio and there is always something to learn and view each day as a learning opportunity.
Do we generat our own QRM and if so how do we recognise it and then deal with the problem, I run QRP all the time and at times my contacts complain of QRM is it me or something else. m3wyo ian. 73
QRM(anmade) is just that...made by people. You don't typically make your own...the QRM you're probably having reported is strong signals on adjacent frequencies that are probably in the passband of the other station's receiver, splatter from up or down the band, stuff like that.
Running QRP makes matters worse for the station receiving your signals, since you're less likely to fully capture or quieten their receiver and cover up the other incomming signals.
The only way to really fix this is:
1- force everyone to have tight, narrow bandwidth receiver filters
2- limit power output of everyone to lower levels
3- channelize operations on the ham bands to force clear zones on both sides of every signal
4- you could get a big amplifier :-)
I say that as a joke, tongue in cheek, you know. QRM has been something we've all had to deal with ever since we got on the air, and will probably always be there. Have fun with QRP, that's one of the challenges of that mode of operation, and makes it more fun to work the same contacts that the "big guns" do. I've even seen where a DX station would hear someone say "QRP", and tell everyone else to stand by for the QRP station, making it even easier for a QRP sig.