Wow , can I believe ?

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Wow , can I believe ?

Hi

Yesterday was my first day of WSPR transmissions using a Flex 1500 into a MFJ 1788X antenna.
My knowledge of this mode is very limited, so imagine my great surprise to see to call showing as having been received by VK2DDI.
I believe this is otherwise known as the Berry Mountain Grabber, Australia.

It seems almost unbelievable to me that 0.5 watt signal into a very modest antenna 10ft above the ground could have travelled 17000 Km, Would anyone care to comment on
the accuracy of this reported logging.

73 Stephen M0GWI

2011-01-19 06:48  W3BCW  10.140199  -10 0 FM19ka  1 VK2DDI  QF55hf  15791  261 
2011-01-19 06:46 K1HTV  10.14027  -13 0 FM18ap  5 VK2DDI  QF55hf  15713  260 
2011-01-19 06:46 EA1FAQ  10.140120  -26 0 IN71pn  0.05 VK2DDI QF55hf  17740 79
2011-01-19 06:46 M0GWI  10.140189  -26 0 JO00gv  0.5 VK2DDI  QF55hf  17021  65 
2011-01-19 06:44 WA2YUN 10.140158  -8 -1 RK39hh  5 VK2DDI  QF55hf  6247  196 
2011-01-19 06:44 W3BCW  10.140199 -14 -1 FM19ka 1 VK2DDI  QF55hf  15791 261