I was successful two way QSO with Canada, Florida, Minnesota, Bermuda, Alabama and Massachusetts in the few days I have it up. Today I heard someone from the Philippines talking to a very strong station.
Dave and Nathanial,
Besides the fun stuff, I want HF to save me when I get stuck with the 80 in nowhere. So I am am less concern with talking with Japan but reaching someone in the US and calling 911 is very appealing to me. In the process I plan to learn more about RF. I don't see myself getting interested in contesting. But you never know.
I just ordered the 40M and 10M sticks. Sounds like the 10M stick would be a wast of money. :-(