WSJT-X with improved antenna

Improving the antenna from http://phwl.org/configuring-wsjt-x-on-ubuntu-for-an-icom-ic-7200/ (it now goes down to the fence and up the tree), I can get to Western Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US using WSPR with only 5 W.

Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az 2018-05-25 10:20 VK2APL 7.040019 -24 0 QF56 5 KC2STA1 FN22vx 15985 61 2018-05-25 10:20 VK2APL 7.040008 -19 0 QF56 5 N1MCY FN20fc 15859 66 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.040010 -25 0 QF56 5 N2HQI FN13sa 15802 61 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.039988 -27 0 QF56 5 KB3EDF FM18rh 15751 69 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.040005 -27 0 QF56 5 W3GXT FM19ol 15746 67 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.040002 -27 0 QF56 5 KK4MBI FM18kv 15710 68 2018-05-25 10:20 VK2APL 7.039999 -28 0 QF56 5 K9AN EN50wc 14801 64 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.040000 -28 0 QF56 5 N8AUM EM70em 14737 77 2018-05-25 10:20 VK2APL 7.040005 -24 0 QF56 5 KD6RF EM22lr 13979 71 2018-05-25 10:20 VK2APL 7.040006 -22 0 QF56 5 N5CEY EL16gc 13479 78 2018-05-25 10:20 VK2APL 7.040001 -25 0 QF56 5 AC0ZG DN70km 13426 59 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.040010 -24 0 QF56 5 KF7VLT DN40 12958 57 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.040001 -20 0 QF56 5 W7OWO CN85lh 12297 49 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.040016 -25 0 QF56 5 KF6I DM13bv 12097 61 2018-05-25 10:20 VK2APL 7.040011 -22 0 QF56 5 VK6CQ OF78wa 3270 263 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.040020 -2 0 QF56 5 VK5MR PF89kk 1366 280 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.040008 -12 0 QF56 5 VK7KPC QE38ok 953 199 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.040102 -4 0 QF56 5 VK7JJ QE38lr 931 201 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.040001 -12 -1 QF56 5 VK3PYE QF21 774 222 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.040000 -3 0 QF56 5 VK3MHY QF22ma 728 225 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.039998 -10 0 QF56 5 VK3MI QF22ne 711 226 2018-05-25 10:12 VK2APL 7.040001 -13 0 QF56 5 VK4ZBV QG62ml 696 17 2018-05-25 11:32 VK2APL 7.039999 -19 0 QF56 5 VK4AAN QG61ah 547 11 2018-05-25 10:20 VK2APL 7.040000 -22 0 QF56 5 VK2COW QF44ox 232 223

Then I made my first decent FT8 contact with K8VFV in Michigan USA today using 40 W, followed by VK2PMG (Lismore Heights, NSW), YV2TTM (Central Java, Indonesia), JA4VLK (Japan) and UA0FO (Asiatic Russia) at 50 W. This guide is mandatory reading for beginners http://www.physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/FT8_Operating_Tips.pdf.