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Finally hit 100 countries on my QRZ log.? Actually recorded over 110 but not everyone confirms on LoTW. I hit this target 75% via FT8, the signals travel so much further than phone. I’ve also found success using a doublet with a tuner, getting down to 1.0:1 SWR on the FT8 frequencies. Have had most success on 20M but 30 and 17M always seem to bring up outlying countries. Usually broadcasting at a full 100W to get to New Zealand, Japan and China. yes FT8 is supposed to be QRP but without a Yagi I think 100w is wise if your rig will handle the FT8 duty cycle (15sec) at full power.
Doug McDougall Smile

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