For the next few nights there will be intense meteor scatter activity affecting the VHF bands, especially 6m, 4m and 2m. The Perseids Meteor Shower, which is the most intense meteor shower of the year, peaks on the night of 12/13 August. Some bursts of signals can be 20 - 30 seconds long … long enough to make a quick QSO on SSB or CW. The propagation and distances covered are similar to Sporadic E, but with openings of very short duration.
Keep a look out and be quick if you hear the DX and exchange callsigns and reports. You could be lucky! Remember you may only have a very few seconds to complete the contact.