So it was impossible to tune on 30 meters any longer.
But I did manage to tune up on 17 meters. Worked DX-expedition 5X8C in Uganda. Three watts to, perhaps, 8 meters of random wire. The other operator had great hearing ability.
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15/02/13 I heard 5X8C calling CQ again with no immediate replies. Signal weaker than the last time. Called him and after a call sign repeat he responded. As on the previous occasion, I had called CQ with no replies and nothing on the reverse beacon. 17 meters CW. So because you don't find your call on the reverse beacon, it doesn't mean that you aren't heard, somewhere.