Today was a super nice day here in New Jersey. Temps in the 70's with a sunny sky, a slight chilly breeze.
Decided to set up the FT-857 with a Par 20 meter end fed on a painters pole sloping to the ground. A few dx stations were around the dial on 20 but was not able to beat the pile ups.
I was happy to get a response from Fred, IK4JPK, in Parma, Italy when I answered his CQ call with a friendly hi Jim! My radio was set to 10 watts and received a 5-7, your antenna is working.
A nice Sunday spent in the yard.