FT5ZM fired up the ether yesterday and conditions were fantastic. The world was calling and I had relatives visiting the QTH so operating time was non-existent. Not only that, the pile-ups were too intense for me to even consider jumping into the fray.
But I have today (Monday) off from work, and, being a weekday, fellow North Americans in the mix are fewer. Europe is 6 to 8 hours ahead of me so many of them were there after their work day today on 12, 15, 17 and 20 meters – the bands on which I could copy FT5ZM.
Long story, short – thanks to the 17m op on Amsterdam for repeatedly asking for European DXer’s to standy by while they listened for NA/SA ops. And thanks to European DXer’s for honoring that request.