After living here in the new house since January, I haven’t had a lot of chances to use the radios, even though I now have a room for my hobby (shared, of course with KD2CHE’s sewing). The shack has been piled with things to sort through, requiring some digging and re-arranging to get to the Atlas 210X. A few days ago, I finally went through the pile and did some major organizing. I now have a nice work surface, and all of the radios set up and working (including a recent flea-market find, a snazzy FRG-7). Tonight after tuning around on 20 meters I answered a couple of calls. The second call was from 9K2UU in Kuwait. This contact is now my second-best distance since I got my license (about 6800 miles), and the best from home (the no 1 was Namibia from my 10 meter mobile here at the beach). Barrak gave me a 5-7, and he got a 5-9 from me. All of this with an old Atlas 210X, and a 35 foot end-fed sloper into a 9:1 UnUn. I’m happy with that.