Ivo in Belgium
20m ( 14.264 USB)
My output power 0.5W
Now if you checked the above link and went to Ivo’s QRZ site you would be correct in guessing that his station did 99% of the work to allow us to complete the contact.
My signal report from the FT 817 at the 5w setting was 5-4 and when I dialed back the power (actually clicked back the power) to the lowest setting which was 1/2w the report dropped to a 5-1.
With an antenna system like his…. How can you not hear the booming half watt signal coming out of my vertical antenna?
And just for your info… The contact worked out to be 7,056 miles per watt or 11,356 kms per watt (for those of you who are into the metric system). My furthest distance per watt yet… and just to remind you it was SSB (not CW or PSK31)
Just thought it was worth sharing with you