I decided to use the old HW-8 again this afternoon, despite conditions only rated at a "fair" level. No USA reports on the RBN and only a few from northern Europe. I heard YL N2MM signing with someone and gave her a call. She came back with a 559/QSB report. Short. but, the essentials were exchanged. So one watt did make it across the Atlantic into New Jersey. Thanks to her antenna farm and keen sense of hearing.