1mw WSPR signal from Bavaria on 20m spotted in New South Wales (i.e. 16029 km)

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1mw WSPR signal from Bavaria on 20m spotted in New South Wales (i.e. 16029 km)

Some weeks ago I was lucky enough to get a spot from Israel for a 1mW WSPR signal. From that day I watched my WSPR reports from the United States more carefully than before. I hoped to cross the Atlantic Ocean with 1mW one day - WSPRing.
But on 2011-04-02 my 1mW WSPR sig on 20m has been spotted by Leigh, VK2KRR, in NSW.
In the local afternoon I had noticed that my 5W signal got rising SNR reports from VK2KRR. For his 10W signal he got reports from my side far above 0 dB. So I decided to reduce power to a level of 0.005W (7dBm). There were reports from down under even for this qrpp. So from 16.58 UTC I tried some 1mW runs. For my transmission at 17.10 UTC I received the following spot:

2011-04-02 17:10 DF6MK 14.097027 -32 0 JN68ik 0.001 VK2KRR QF34mr 16029 86

Some spots from that afternoon:
2011-04-02 15:32 DF6MK 14.097043 +1 0 JN68ik 5 VK2KRR QF34mr 16029 86
2011-04-02 15:50 DF6MK 14.097030 -30 0 JN68ik 0.005 VK2KRR QF34mr 16029 86
2011-04-02 16:20 DF6MK 14.097028 -25 0 JN68ik 0.005 VK2KRR QF34mr 16029 86
2011-04-02 16:40 DF6MK 14.097027 -30 0 JN68ik 0.005 VK2KRR QF34mr 16029 86
2011-04-02 16:48 DF6MK 14.097027 -22 0 JN68ik 0.005 VK2KRR QF34mr 16029 86
2011-04-02 16:52 DF6MK 14.097027 -24 0 JN68ik 0.005 VK2KRR QF34mr 16029 86
2011-04-02 17:10 DF6MK 14.097027 -32 0 JN68ik 0.001 VK2KRR QF34mr 16029 86
2011-04-02 17:32 DF6MK 14.097027 -8 0 JN68ik 1 VK2KRR QF34mr 16029 86

I was so enthusiastic, that I wrote some rubbish in the chatroom. I thought that it could have been longpath. But of course not in the afternoon. ;-))

By the way - my antenna is a horizontal wire loop 84m circumference, 11m above ground level, fed at the western corner. It does a great job on 40m and 20m WSPR dx.

Thanks, Leigh, VK2KRR, for that special spot and congrats to your big ears. (I saw your new antenna on your homepage)