Couple of nice ones on Sat, Botswana confirmed straight away but the chap in Senegal, I think I'll be waiting a while..
Did he say qsl for sure !
I gave up on qsl's 20 years ago due to the poor rate of return . Now am just up front and say I don't qsl.
I got a guy in Israel back before second lockdown on 5 watts when portable. I really wanted that one confirmed and after a few attempts at prompting him I’ve just given up. Had a nice DX a couple of days ago........ for the life of me I can’t remember where it was as I type this and thought great, new country on my QRZ DX 100 award. Checked his QRZ page to find a statement saying he doesn’t do any confirmation now at all!!! Bummer.
Got 2m and 70cm running from home. Vertical polarisation only. Lots of repeaters preset on my 7100 including some digital ones. I can hear people chatting on them from time to time, but have no idea how it works. Some day I'll get round to RTFM. Never been QRV on 70cm from home before and pleasantly surprised by how many repeaters it adds that are within reach form here.
Gb3ed is also a d star repeater, you can stop the digi noise by adding the ctcss receive code on your radio same as the tx code