Just chatted with Inaki on 20m after waiting a while for the Callers to calm down and thin out.
He mentions in QSO strong QRN sounds similar to what we used to get on 11mb FM cb bands years ago. On where the S meter just rises and sounds like waves on seashore and signals ride in and out on it like there surfing the noise level. No doubt Es at play. What used to get our attention in CB days was the S meter climbing to S9 plus like a tidal wave and await to see whom was going to ride in on it. Yet the main feature of this local stations around you could not longer be heard , nothing local, but Inaki reckons a lot local stations from spain coming through as heard here a lot of spanish chasers calling in
Not getting that here but his signal was cracking in s9 to s20+ and dropping out just like a SE roller coaster. Be interesting what antenna he was using and TX wattage. Should have asked really did not think it about at time as audio seemed stronger than normal too.
always a pleasure to work you Inaki