The topic still is apt, as this week I achieved a long term goal of an s2s into North America, with a contact from VK3/VC-007 to K7ATN/p at W7O/NC-084.
And it was on 17m, at about 2130 UTC.
After that contact I was called by another two chasers from NA which was a rare treat. Thanks to K0RS and NW7E for making the activation so memorable.
My rig was the usual IC703 (10w) and my antenna was a ZS6BKW doublet fed with 300 ohm tv ribbon into the 703’s ATU.