Well, you win some and you lose some.
I did end up working K6JSS/9 this evening on 40 Meters. Jack KK0I was at the key and we completed a QSO even though summer time QRN has begun with a vengeance. Speaking of summer time conditions, it peaked out at about 99F (37C) here in NJ today. It's supposed to be even hotter tomorrow with higher humidity. Since I got home from work, I have been hanging out in the basement shack, as it is nice and cool down here - only 76F (24C). The air conditioning is on the fritz and picked the perfect time to give up the ghost on me.
Where I lost? I heard 7Z1HL, Harry in Saudi Arabia on 20 Meters at 14.025 MHz. He was decently loud - about 569 with QSB. This is the very first time that I can even remember hearing Saudi Arabia on the air. I tried and I tried, but no dice with only 5 Watts.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!