After the contact I decided to try the rig on a 'real' power supply rather than the Heathkit IP-18 that is current regulated and 'safe' for building projects. I hooked up a 30amp dc supply and turned the Voltage up to 6 volts and turned the ATS-4 back on. It was already putting out more power than it was at 12V on the little supple. I turned it up to 12V while the rig was in the beacon mode and it looked like it was hitting 5.5 watts so I turned it down to about 11V and it still seems to be hitting 3 Watts. So it seems my low output was just not enough power supply.
Went down a few KHz and called some more and worked KD0V in MN also QRP then heard and worked OK1KW near 14.058.550. Milan says he was running 100W to a dipole with his Kenwood TS-940S. This I believe is 9 QSO's on the ATS-4 from home using the R7 Vertical.
eMail QSL received - Thanks Milan