Kamal, 4S7AB with his 2 element Quad worked easily with 5 watts. Amazing!
Perth, VK6 is still the MPW / KPW (miles per watt / kilometers per watt) champion QSO, but this QSO is second – and would be more “rare” if it weren’t for Kamal – who is a beacon from Sri Lanka. Its pretty amazing that I could expect to work India or VU4 / VU7 using 5 watts. Of course, in a major pileup I would most likely not compete – but that’s the point – I like these simplex DX QSO’s a lot better than massive pileups in split mode.
Its been 2 weeks since I started, and being at the bottom of the cycle I guess I can see how I actually will make 300 and do it a lot faster than I had originally expected. There are plenty of days where its a bust – but it only takes one good DX QRP QSO every few days to keep me very happy as a “born again” DXer.