Totally Astounded!

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Totally Astounded!

I have been licensed for 45 years, but have been inactive for a number of them. I recently bit the bullet and bought a used Yaesu FT-817 transceiver and stuck up a dipole 20' in the air. I began monitoring PSK and JT-65 on 15 and 10 meters.

This afternoon, I loaded up WSPR 2.0 out of curiosity and finally got it configured correctly. Needless to say, I was totally astounded with what I was receiving (amidst the RTTY contest transmissions), and even more astounded that I was heard in Sweden with my measly 2 watts!

I understand that there are some tremendous thanks due to many people who collaborated so hard to make all this work together... I don't think there is any way to thank them all properly, but ham radio is fun again!

Tom
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Arlington, TX EM12KS