Strong signals are few and far between here at the Shady Creek Resort but I'm still been able to make contacts using my K1 running five watts into my Crappie Pole C-Pole antenna.
My surprise contact yesterday was EA6UN on the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain in the western Mediterranean Sea. That's over 4600 miles on my five watts. I found Jurek calling CQ on 14.050 MHz with no responses. He came right back to me and gave a 579 report. Today's QSOs have all been to the west...WB6HGJ (CA), W7LPV (AZ) and N6IV (CA).