N5FC QRP-L Posting 2 Re: SMK-1 (5-1-2000)

First QSO using the SMK-1, running about 130 mW using a worn 9V battery (couldn't wait for the cabinet): Steve, W5LXG, about 150 miles (as the crow flies), gave me a 439 report, while I reported 579 to his 5W. After about 10 minutes, I qro'd to 5W whereupon he gave me a 589, and we completed with an hour-long QSO. Ain't this QRP stuff a hoot? 73, monty N5FC