Just for a mark on the wall: today at 1734 UTC,
I copied and exchanged reports with W0TUP in
Minot, No. Dakota. He was running 850 mW using
the Rock-Mite. He has the little PCB mounted in
an Altoids Cinnamon spice can (maybe an inch by
two inches or so). You can see his little rig and
QRP distance records at:
The distance between us was 3646 miles, or, per
his figuring, that is 4289 miles per watt courtesy
of the amazing sensitivity of the Orion!
I sent him a 439 report.
As I say, just a mark on the wall, but he was excited,
his greatest distance QRP so far.
73, Jim KH7M
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