Beautiful wx on my little 1pt hill in southern Illinois but cdx were bad – very noisy and lots of QSB that frequently made it difficult to complete QSOs. I was on the hill a little later than planned, but there were still several EU ops working. Sadly, I heard their chasers but wasn’t able to hear/work any of them. I was on the hill for about 2 hours or so.
I did have more S2Ss than I have had on all activations up till now. I also called to another summit for the first time, which was quite fun.
At some point it dawned on me how fascinating this all was: around the world a bunch of fine people were sitting on the tops of mountains with little radio stations trying their best to contact each other. I am still new enough to this all to be able to view that from a non-ham perspective (I think!) and I think it’s pretty damn cool.