Fun with milli-Watts

I decided to do some low power runs, after chatting with some new friends on this site.
It's always amazing to see what low power (and good band conditions) can do!

TX setup is an IC706MKIIG turned down all the way to 1.4 Watts, fed to the tuner/antenna through a "green" 5X (voltage) Tektronix attenuator.

This gives us 1.4Watts/(5^2) = 0.056 Watts.

With this 56 milliWatts, here are some of the results:

2014-10-26 21:44 KD6RF 28.126138 -24 0 EM22lr 0.05 VK5MR 15049
2014-10-26 22:36 KD6RF 28.126148 -31 0 EM22lr 0.05 CX2ABP/D 8571
2014-10-26 15:42 KD6RF 28.126199 -24 0 EM22lr 0.05 F5TCI 8255
2014-10-26 16:56 KD6RF 28.126132 -30 0 EM22lr 0.05 DJ8HF 8075
2014-10-26 15:54 KD6RF 28.126136 -20 0 EM22lr 0.05 OZ7IT 8058
2014-10-26 15:22 KD6RF 28.126135 -27 0 EM22lr 0.05 ON7KO 7821
2014-10-26 17:18 KD6RF 28.126131 -27 0 EM22lr 0.05 G4IKZ 7512

Always amazing that less power than could be used to read with in the dark, can be sensed half way around the globe and turned into a WSPR spot….

Antenna is a vertical similar to this -----> http://www.eham.net/articles/29052

Conterpoise is a bit different now, and the "shortener" s not yet in place, so low angle radiation on 10 meters suffers. All-in-all, this is about a 0 dBi antenna with not-so-hot low angle performance.

This was a fun and enlightening little test - as are the others who post and chat here that have used this amount, or even less, TX power!

(Note - actual TX freq is 28.126130 and is rubidium locked)