The conditions were better than I expected.
I had my first SSB QSOs with ZL and VK… including my first S2S with ZL (tnx Matt)
The signals were really good… partly 57! and even stronger than the stations from EU.
After several calls I tuned over the band myself and answered VK / ZL stations calling CQ. One station was a bit confused about my callsign… and a bit reserved… he told me that he first had a quick look on qrz.com what DL20SOTA is all about. Then we had a nice QSO.
My setup was KX2 with a small 35 W PA on an east facing Inv - L Endfed for 40 / 20 / 15 / 10 … and for 17m I connected the endfed directly to the KX2 with 10 W and used the tuner.
Originally I had planned to activate DM/BW-002 afterwards… but I thought I would do that again in one morning