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in times of CW (what was this?) we had 2,5 minutes TX periods in EME or 5 minutes in high speed CW with full power. A QSO easily lasted up to one our ... Once a 70cm meteorscatter QSO I could complete after 4 hours and I was a very happy guy. But nowadays we live in sort of a "highspeed society" ....
Christoph Petermann DF9CY
JO54al (Baltic Sea Coast)
50MHz 6 ele OP-DES Yagi - 270w
144MHz 9 ele DK7ZB - 330w