Anyone who’s been on HF the past two weeks has no doubt enjoyed the great conditions. Some well-run DXpeditions are on the air as well, making the best of them.
TR8CA Gabon was a new one on 10m, followed by T6LG Afghanistan who was sounding like a local last night on 20m. Is he really using a Spiderbeam and only 100 watts?!
But best of all was the team on Rodriquez Island, 3B9SP, on 80m for a New One on that band. Ten minutes after their sunrise and 90 minutes after my sunset, they peaked for about 10 minutes during which time they were S7 with lots of QSB and some summertime QRN still having to be dealt with.
VOACAP gave me a 0% chance of working them on that band but I think their saltwater surroundings overruled that program’s variables.