Monday, December 2, 2013
Number 115 QRP DXCC 5R8IC Madagascar
I saw Madagascar pop up on the cluster. Turned the VFO to where he was calling and he was surprisingly loud. I know the routine that when the DX is S9 on the meter he is workable QRP even though he is 9000 miles away. Sure enough - one call at 5 watts and he came back. A few minutes later I called him again for an insurance QSO and he answered again. The op was "running barefoot" on a TS450 and a Hexbeam on 20 meters and operating "holiday style" - that is no online log. He will also be in LOTW. . I worked him on the K2 with the dial all the way down to 5 watts and the amp on bypass. Propagation is still doing its magic.