Given the bad band conditions last night I was surprised to work a pile of stations across the Atlantic, and out to the west coast, on 80m.
The big surprise came at 0340 UTC, again on 80m, when I had a return from V51B in Namibia, that's 15, 844 Km from me......on 5 watts. Not too shabby at all !!
Radio in use was the FT-950 with power turned down to 5w, and my 148' inverted L long wire antenna.