This weekend I have played QRP :-)
The beam does also make it easier, but I believe a good dipole would have done the same job.
Mostly QSO's on 20, 17 and 15 and my vertical is usually doing better on 20 than the beam.Yesterday I mounted the 2700mAh battery in the Yaesu. Should make my portable runtime a bit longer.
Also, my 7Ah Gel battery will extend it even further.Radio suitcase starting to get heavy.... :-)
I made a interface cable and got the SignaLink USB on the air.
Works as a sharm, and doing PSK via an MiniPC works great.
So, I'm ready to go out in Portable Land when weather is warmer.
Today - -11C, so I'm not that cheerful for that..
The complete setup: