It's just over the half way point of the short trip. I'm spotting myself on the cluster everytime I change band to give people a chance to work OC-171. So please excuse all the self-spots but with a 100W and a vertical its not like I'm lighting up any spectrum analysers with my little signal and I'm trying to make the most of the limited band openings here.
Conditions to North America have been terrible. As expected the hills are blocking long path on 20m and there is no short path prop on 20m this time of year. Nothing on 15m short path and the best hope, namely 40m has been incredibly noisy. I did work a few stateside last night on 40m with the dipole but I was spending most of my time calling and calling and listening to the noise. At the same time I had a great opening on 15m to Europe so I ended up spending time there. I'm glad I did because 20m last night was pretty useless here which was a big surprise.
So will such a short time here it's just a matter of working what's open.
I'll keep trying for 40m tonight for North America in case I have more luck. Yesterday there was a total of 702 QSO's made. 73s