Softrock <-> Softrock QSO
WB6YTE <-> KC0SXE
DM12 <-> EN31
Yes, there is life under 1 watt.
This was not my first Softrock QSO but when I responded to a relatively weak PSK31 signal calling CQ, I really didn't expect to be heard. It was quite a thrill for both of us to discover that we were both using Softrock radios. I was using Rocky 3.6 and Wilson, KC0SXE was using KGKSDR.
Last Sunday I had an Olivia 16/500 QSO on 30 meters with KB9UMT, grid EN50, using the big rig (TS-530s). For an experiment we both turned the power down to <1 watt and continued the QSO with almost 100% copy. My QRP power meter was bouncing around 200 mw.