But I digress.
I turned the KX3 on and heard Mikhail, RI1ANT in Antarctica calling CQ on 14.009 MHz. He was warbly and only about 559 - but I figured "What the heck?". I've worked him before but not QRP. I sent out my call twice and got answered - first shot! That's 5 Watts over 10,578.9 miles according to QRZ or 2115.78 Miles per Watt.
Cool! Very cool - cooler than the temps down here!
RI1ANT courtesy of QRZ.com
After working Mikhail, I QSYed over to 30 Meters and worked Claus, CP2BT in Bolivia. I tried calling a few times on the HF9V with no success. The EDZ ended up doing the trick. I'll have to check my records, as I am not sure whether or not this was the first time for Bolivia with QRP. My gut tells me "no".
These QSOs made my night - heck, they made my day! I can go to sleep a happy camper. My gosh, it doesn't take a lot to make me happy!
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!