One afternoon on a recent weekend, I checked out the daytime ham radio channels with my Eton E5. I heard something bizarre so I recorded it:
cq_contest_ve6jy_14160_khz_ssb.mp3 - 3 min 23 sec, 800kb
"CQ contest. Victor Echo 6 Japan Yankee." I looked up VE6JY on QRZ.com and obtained an email address. He responded to my email, and told me that he and a guest operator were participating in the CQ magazine WPX contest. The transmitter is near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. With a distance of approximately 1500 miles from my listening location, this is the farthest confirmed ham radio reception I've had.