The small loft antenna for 160m has produced some impressive results tonight with spots from all over NW Europe of my QRP signal. Best was GM4SLV in Shetland at 5W and OZ7IT at 2W.
So, what will we do? There is now no point in continuing with the 160m AM transceivers as this isn't going to work at our noisy QTHs with QRP over 3km, sadly. The most probable choice will be 6m AM using my SixBox rig at my end.
The lower HF bands like 160m are radically different from 30 odd years ago when the noise floor was some 20-30dB lower.