Good things come to those who wait.
1658z: 6m JT65 - EA5UB
1735z: 6m JT65 - G4KRN
1849z: 6m JT65 - 4O6AH
1858z: 6m JT65 - OK2ZDL
In and around that lot I made 11 QSOs, mostly ragchews, on 2m FM just using the handie.
I imagine JT65 could be a lot of fun on 50MHz if the band is actually open. At other times, it is probably the only hope of scraping something overseas. It could be argued this makes it a win-win situation...
All the same, good job it was a very pleasant evening weather-wise, and that I was in the mood for lying down on the grass and doing mostly nothing-at-all.