Was on the air at about 0630Z this morning. As usual, 30 meters, the only band I can use. Not much. Tuned to 10.116 (QRP frequency). Heard ZL1BYZ working stations. For the hell of it, I called him during a lull when he CQed.
I was amazed when he answered me. Had to repeat my call a few times but he hung in and copied. Think I was a 449 or something. Definitely not 559.
My 3-watts to that 9 meter-long wire thrown out the first-floor window. So two DX stations so far, India and New Zealand.
I turned off the radio after that ZL contact. Knew I wouldn't beat that today.
Weather much improved recently. Mostly sunny and temps near 10C.