I failed to give information
about propagation and used frequencies.
QSO´s were done on 14 MHz, only two qso´s to Greece were made on 18 MHz, namely with you Mike (SV2HSZ) and one with SZ2T.
I called for a longer time cq in cw on 18 MHz and RBN said, that the band was open
(W1NT with 17 dB, W3UA with 19 dB, WZ7I-2 with 13 dB and VE2WV with 23 dB)…
but nobody answered.
Generally, there was a lot of QSB.
I was also surprised about the unexpected conditions!