This is it, guys and gals. We bought a house at 7726 Jim Wells Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78413, where I can do QRP with the full size antennas. My 40M Mizuho 250mW rig will now get the workout it deserves. Good flat topography as far as the eye can see in all directions. Initially I will focus 144.20 efforts to the east with 200mW.
This ought to be fun; nothing at all like the one-legged hooker on Sheridan Road in North Chicago outside Mary's Tailors I saw on occasion. The Mizuho rig only operates from 7.00 to 7.03 MHz. The two meter rig is a Mizuho MX-2 with Xtals for 144.15 through 144.25.
My call will be K5RIX on August 7 hence.
No regrets, and THANK Y'ALL!!!