I just made 3 contest QSO's with low power on 14 MHz in the CQ-M contest.
UA3 with 600 mW, UA1 with 300 mW and UA9 with 600 mW.
In theQSO to UA9 I had to be very patient because of the activity on the band.
The 3 operators I just met are good listeners.
All 3 QSO are made with more than 1000 Miles per watt.
So even with the reduced* power of the FT-817, I can still make QSO's.
*See previous post.