The past sunday I was amazed by a very fun QSO with Juan LU4VL in North Patagonia, Argentina. I was running about 2.5W with the 817 using a multiband up-and-outer antenna tuned with Elecraft T-1.
LU4VL report my signal 55, he was 59 on my side.
This morning I've received an e-QSL from a Brazilian SWL confirming the QSO. In his location I was 56.