As well as sending along an Argo screen capture, Garry, K3SIW in Elgin, Illinois reported:
"Your signal was in and out here the whole night until local sunrise neared "
John Davis in Kansas was battling even worse QRN but managed to catch a small glimpse of the weak signal just before his sunrise.
|courtesy John (JD) Davis|
"Nice signal on both arrays - a little weaker on the K9AY ast its suffering from the tx loop coupling at the moment -; this shot taken on the omni and shows occasional small Au doppler spread not seen on the beam - nice signal - AOS 0712 LOS 1105Z"
The path from Mayne Island to KL7L is almost exactly the same as the one to Illinois (1300 miles / 2100km) but unlike the eastern path, this is mostly 'over water' and one with little thunderstorm activity.
It seems that the 25W transmitter can do a credible job when run at QRSS60 (something it was never intended to do) if not a bit chirpy.