Here is a report in the event others are interested. My inverted v dipole with 23’ apex was oriented with broadside near direct east/west. Ideal would have been broadside about 37 degrees. But I had limited space to work with for both the antenna and the tarp shelter. I used 100 watts and started on 20 meters. I had to change plans and did not start as early as expected due to weather and a road closure.
First contact fairly quick at 13:13 with a ground wave followed by SA4BLM. K0RS and F5JKK were complete by 13:19. After that it was dry for maybe 10 minutes so I went to 20m ssb without success. I returned to 20m cw and EA2LU was immediately there. AA7DK was looked five minutes later and it was dry for another five to ten minutes and I moved to 40 cw where I picked up another six and the last qso was 14:29.
So there were not a lot of contacts but “the regulars” made the activation successful. The trans-Atlantic contacts were nice. As suggested above, with adequate notice the enough contacts to activate are likely.
Thanks all. Satisfying trip and flying back to Texas.