Oh this is a good place for my thoughts. The spirit of field day... I just wished everyone followed the rules. I was under the impression that when someone calls QRZ, you say your call sign and if they here you then you both exchange the transactional information (that some people can't stand and say it's just an evil contest) and then at the end the person calling CQ or QRZ usually says "good luck and 73". At that point I was under the assumption of the rules that the person THEN gives their call sign and calls QRZ again. Instead the instant the world hears 73 there is this mass pileup of 1500 watts of desperation (sarcasm on the 1500 watts... just desperation). I know, I know at this point there will be 43 comments pointing out the fact it doesn't make any difference that there would be a pileup as soon as they call QRZ. I like to know in advance who I am replying to. I jot down their call sign in advance so I don't have to go through the bullshit of "you're 5 and 9 plus 20 but what was your call again? again again? Can you give that to me phonetically slower? LOL I digress. Makes it really difficult for people with 5 or 6 watts. Anyway we live in a world where there are no rules, everyone does as they damn well pleases and trophies for everyone why would amateur radio be any different? The picture is my field day operation. I made contacts over in New Hampshire, Texas, Ontario and Columbia, California (1900 miles away on 6 watts) so I was pretty happy. Nope.. beyond happy. I 'm still doing the happy dance! QRP isn't about quantity that's for sure. One contact 1100 miles away can be a rush like no other. Carry on.