I didn’t hear any of the cadets… must have chosen the right time for just SOTA chasers. You are spot on about having some CW Colin. Mine is anything but decent (about 18-20wpm for SOTA QSOs only, cannot ragchew) but it can certainly pull in he contacts. Even your 10 wpm is fine. Any sensible chaser will drop their speed to match you. Those that don’t, well you ignore them.
60m SSB G, GM, GI
40m CW PA, HB9, OK, G (long skip)
30m CW DL, EA2, HB9, LA, SM, OK
20m CW N, YO, EU, F, HA, LY, OM
Nothing was spectacular DX but every contact was very welcome. Considering how abysmal the bands have been I was pleasantly surprised to set up on 20m CW and work N4EX, KA1R & N4DA one after the other as the first three 20m QSOs.
All 5W into inv-V dipole 60/40/30 and Buddistick clone for 20m
Best optical DX, Skiddaw G/LD-004 at 90kms complete with snow covering.