Saw the spot first thing in the morning and not to many callers on 40m SSB on 7130. I promptly turned on the linear. Called him first at 1030UTC. Wow - the power meter was peaking at 1500 watts. That L4B is a quite the horse. I thought he heard me and gave him a 5-5 report but I did not hear my report. He was getting louder 6 minutes later and I decided to call him again at 1036 UTC. This time he gave me a 5-5 also and confirmed my call sign. Texted WM4AA and N0TR and posted a spot into the spotting cluster.
#171 was another early morning QSO when 40m is really long into the South Pacific. I had to go to work and I had merely minutes before my deadline to leave for work at 1047 UTC. He finally heard me in the pileup on 9/10/2013