|Stations worked on 70cm from home with 5W/5el|
I was using 5W (FT817ND) to the little (lowish) 5 el yagi on the pole on the back of the bungalow at home (hand rotated). Conditions appeared flat with no lifts apparent.
Best DX was G8XVJ/P in the Peak District at 181km but I missed out on M0GHZ in IO81 square (he got part of my callsign but then lost me!) at 195km. I was pleased to work M0CES/P in JO03AE (rare square) at 103km.
All QSOs were SSB. I did hear PA and DL. In all it was good fun. A pity my voice was so poor.