Yesterday's second QSO, with ON7USB (Geert), has provided me with a new country confirmed on eQSL. This raises the number to eight but there is still a long way to go until the 25 country target... The woman on the picture is his XYL ON3DQ who shares the hobby with Geert.
By the way, I am still using the 1Ah battery, which has probably rejuvenated itseld and now probably holds more than the nominal charge. These NiCd batteries are really strong. Now I understand why the military have chosen them.