I am gonna sell my Yaesu FT-450. Why using a QRO rig when I always transmit with 5 or 10 watt. Just like Dick N2UGB said: "I decided that it was silly running it at 5 watts full-time when it was capable of 100 watts. As for performance, it was no better than my FT-817ND which is now back on the desk." [link] At the moment my FT817nd is my main rig again. I love that lil' devil. The FT-450 is on Marktplaats (A sort of Dutch eBay) and Doutzen Kroes is back! I love that beautiful picture as a background on my blog. My daughter saw it and says: what site are you looking at? 'My site,' I said.
Tonight I worked on 40 meter with 2,5 watt PSK31: RW3AF Alex from Moscow, Russia 2143 km. And a mobile station in Italy IØ/S5ØAL/M Andi. The second part of the qso was lost because of qrm and qsb.