I participate in the Friese Elfsteden Contest. (A Dutch Contest) I did work 9 of the 11 Friese Steden. I could not find Dokkum and IJlst. And the klunplaats Bartlehiem. Totally I worked 33 stations, my noise floor on 80 meter is S9. The contest was my first test on 80 ssb with my new dipole, and I am satisfied because they could hear me in all parts of the Netherlands with 50 watts. Of course I worked Bas (my fellow blogger) PE4BAS on 80 m, he was very strong 59+20dB.
With some stations in the Netherlands we were testing with WSPR on 2 meter. This afternoon I was spotted by Bas PE4BAS and he spotted me almost at the same time once.
Well, I prefer the electronic key, with this speed I will be dead after 3 qso's. By the way, his key is unplugged.