Ditto on what Martho says....... I goofed around in the ARRL test over the weekend running a rock busting 400 mW and worked F, I, CU, 6V, G, J7, LU, PY, P4, and a few others. Most contacts were 1st call, so my peanut whistle signal was definately readable given band conditions. Of course you have to take into account that alot of the contesters are running some serious antennas. But with Contest QRM and all, cant say it was a bad showing. If someone told me the solar flux was 130, I would have believed it.