Hope you survive the chemical bier Andy - Sorry rather predudiced, living in Bavaria when it comes to beer you know. Must admit I haven’t had a good Bitter in a LONG time!
Just wanted to echo comments from others on 6m. from my experience in Australia - getting 50km was a real problem under normal conditions then one night I worked to the Island of New Caledonia - about 1900Km (5-7 each way) and the following day to Japan, about 15,000 Km, 5-8 each way. Then nothing for another 11 months… The location in Woy Woy, New South Wales, Australia was not a good VHF location. Where I am now, seems a lot better, especially with the activators up in the Alps, that I can see from here!
So the plan is to get the 6m Moxon up tomorrow all being well, then see who I can chase on 6m.