Wow - what a difference a different wire makes.
I signed on to the 40 Meter QRP Fox hunt tonight and spotted Dave AB9CA pretty much right off the bat. He was a bit on the weak side - and then I switched on over to the W3EDP from the EDZ Dave went from super weak to 569 - easy! To say I was amazed by the increase in his signal by changing wires is an understatement. I went from thinking that I might not have a chance to getting in the log.
Drew K9CW in Illinois is even tougher. No matter which antenna I switch to, this is going to be tough. I am hearing him the best on the W3EDP, though. Right now about 339 at best.
Fingers are crossed for an improvement in propagation.
Addendum - Got Drew ......... using the Butternut HF9V! Didn't think the vertical was the best club in the bag for 40 Meters; but it did the trick. So much for conventional wisdom!
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!