I've been a ham for about 18 months now. Have a QRP rig - an ELAD FDM-DUO with max power of about 8W when running CW. I almost always use it with an amp (about 200 W). But this morning just for fun I decided to leave the amp turned off. My QTH is Ottawa, Ontario. The time was around 1630 UTC. I pointed my antenna (a hexbeam at 45 feet) at Europe and started calling CQ on CW on 20 meters. In under 30 minutes I had QSOs with England, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. Greatest distance was about 6000 km. Signal reports ranged from 339 to 579. In one of the QSOs the guy at the other end was running 200 W to a SteppIR. I heard him at 579 - the same signal report he gave me. I'll have to make a habit of this!