OT but I am astonished by propagation conditions this morning

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OT but I am astonished by propagation conditions this morning

Hello

I have been making modifications to the 1 meter loop I use for WSPR and this morning tried the changes out.
I decided to use JT65 to establish a 2 way link for an exchange of reception reports and to be able to use a higher xmit power setting.

As I write this I am still in a state of amazement that I had contact with JH4BTI in Japan and who is fortunately a long way south of the dreadful earthquake together with
VK7JB in Australia. I was using 40 watts on 20m but not on the disaster frequency.

As a newly licensed ham ( Dec 2010 ) I am as my son might say " blown away " by these contacts. I am sure many of you have had similar experiences but this has made my day.

73 Stephen M0GWI