Although not working as well as I had hoped, my very simple earth-electrode antenna is getting WSPR reports. As of this evening, I have been spotted by 7 unique stations so far. Results remind me of my first efforts on 500kHz with a simple wire down the garden some years back. My ERP then was in the uW range and this may well be the sort of ERP I am actually using now currently. A better antenna IS a must!