I was in Tasmania once at the town of Lonceston. That is a long haul from you about as far as one can reach on the earth.
Propagation sure does seem to be picking up! This past weekend I worked two German stations using an FT-817 and Miracle Whip Antenna, while running only 5 watts on SSB. For those of you unfamiliar with the Miracle Whip it is a 57 inch whip with a small variable matching transformer that mounts on the antenna connector on the back of the 817. The two German stations had absolutely no trouble hearing my 5 watts. I am still not hearing much on 10 meters, but hope that it starts soon to pick up.
Good evening Bob, I was shocked to make the contact and according to my logged contact in QRZ.COM the distance was 17419Km’s. It sure would seem the solar conditions are on the upswing. 73 Bob and have a great weekend, Mike VE9KK
Hello Jim years ago I had a miracle whip and I can remember using it from my night table indoors with a long counterpoise attached to it. I believe I was working PSK but not sure. Great work using 5 watts on SSB to boot. Thanks for sharing the great propagation news. Have a great weekend, 73, Mike VE9KK
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