I tuned my radio over to the FT8 frequency on 30m, switched over to my Maxcon OCF dipole, and enabled my internal tuner. I started decoding singals from Asia! I started making my calls to the stations calling CQ from Japan. Before I knew it, I had been sitting there for an hour and had worked 12 stations in Japan with just 50watts into the dipole!
I saw Masa (JE1LET) spotted on the DX cluster on 20m voice. So I moved over there, switched to my yagi, and switched on the amp. Masa must have had his dual 6 element yagis pointed directly at my 3 element. He was 59+10db and absolutely booming into North Georgia! We had a pleasant QSO and then it was time to go QRT and get ready for work. What a way to set the tone for the day!