Sunday, October 20, 2013
QSO with KG9HV - 5370 miles per watt
Propagation was great today. KG9HV was calling CQ on the QRP watering hole on 20m at 14062. I was waiting for a SOTA station from a spot. John, the station Op was running an ATS570 at 5 watts. We decided to back down to 100 milliwatts and carried on the conversation. He gave me a 549 signal report and was still at 100% copy. I cannot back down the K2 any less than 1 tenth of a watt. So this is my personal best within the continental United States for carrying on a conversation from SC to Indiana 537 miles at 100 milliwatts.