Dear Fabio,

Thank you for your patience in copying my signal on 20m CW this evening. I had been calling DX stations for several hours but you were the only one to answer. My homebrew rig has an output power of only 10mW (0.010 watts). The distance between us is 8793km; nearly one million km per Watt!. The antenna here is simply an end-fed wire.

I am amazed that you heard my 10mW signal in Rome. It's fantastic!

Again, thank you for patiently listening for my weak signal, OM. It would not have been possible without your very kind efforts.

Mike, AA1TJ