Tonight was a momentous occasion. Using 5w of power into a low end fed antenna, I managed to get two contacts. The first was Chuck, KB7OGE on 30m, and the second was Don, W7DTG via 40m. It's very odd. I can't seem to hit hams who are just a few miles from here (probably because of the valley I live in, but my 5 watts got me all the way to Washington, a distance of about 700 miles.