What minimum power for a transatlantic link on 20m ?

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What minimum power for a transatlantic link on 20m ?

Hi,

I'm novice on WSPR but already addict !
The last 24 hours I have try some transatlantic contacts with 100 mW (20 dBm) and 4el SteppIR @ 60 feet near the atlantic ocean. Some stations from North America have heard my signal with this power level : WB9GHD, WS6I, AC0NM, K5XL, W5CGC, W6YQ, N4VSD, K4COD, WB0SOK, K9AN, NA4U, N8GCA, WB4KLJ, W3GXT, WA3DNM, K1JT, WJ2V ... The DX was VK6BN via LP ! Also 100 mW side by side with 4X1RF.
Now I try with 10 mW (10 dBm) for a new 24 hours period.
At 1902z and 1926z, K1JT is the first station from NA to hear my 10 mW (10 dBm) signal !!!
More feedback tomorow ...

73, Lee F5MUX

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