Later, I hope to again be on 40.680 MHz USB dial FT8 TX. I usually transmit in the first period with signals about 1.95 kHz HF. It would be good to have some QRM, HI!!
It seems I need Es or aircraft scatter to have QSOs beyond the local area. When the band is open via Es, I get widely copied despite my QRP. This a bit limiting!
UPDATE 0936z: My FT8 TX was turned on at about 0928z. No spots yet on RX or TX.
UPDATE 1200: At the moment I am letting the rig cool, so I am disconnected. On the transmission earlier, nothing spotted on RX or TX.
UPDATE 1447z: After another day so far without spots on RX or TX, I am seriously considering going QRT on 8m and perhaps concentrating on 6m FT8 or 10m FT8. I have already found out my limitations and doubt much more can be learnt unless I increase my ERP, which is not my aim.
UPDATE 1546z: Now QRT on 8m and QSYed to 10m FT8 QRP.
UPDATE 1900z: Since about 1855z, I have been on 40.680 MHz USB dial FT8 TX. I shall probably stop in about an hour.