I called CQ on 40 meters and worked a local here in Cedar Rapids followed by a guy in New York. Both were very loud and easy copies!
I am currently taking a Linear Algebra class and in three weeks, will be taking the summer off. I am heading up to Canada in May to go fishing and am going to bring the HF setup with me. I hope to operate a lot up there when not fishing. The cabins do not have power so I will be on battery power. This will be the first time I've operated HF away from my home QTH and the first time operating out of country! I plan on operating mostly CW and some SSB.
I hope to hear you then!
73 Joe N0NS