6700 2 meter contact

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Just got my new Flex-6700 a couple of weeks ago.  I hooked up my 2 meter beam the other day and tonight I talked to a friend of mine on 2 meter SSB with no amp.  He is 76 miles away!  Looking forward to the new Downeast Microwave amp to come out.  76 miles with 5 mW of power!  I'd like to see how far I can work when we have a good tropo opening with 5 mW of power with my large 2 meter beam.
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Burch - K4QXX

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Lee Maisel

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That's GREAT!!  Yeah, QRP on VHF is amazing!  Love these radios!
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Burch - K4QXX

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I am sure my M2 2M18XXX antenna had something to do with it!  It has a 36.5' boom with 18 elements at around 55' on the tower.  I love working the VHF/UHF weak signal stuff but there's just not to many hams on those bands anymore.  Too many deed restrictions and home owner's associations to deal with.
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That's even more amazing considering only a portion of your 5mw was reaching your antenna.