I know how you feel...I'm in England I'm a new HF opperator and made my first contact across the Atlantic a few weeks ago to an operator in Virginia USA 3700mls. I looked at a straight line on Google Earth between us both and was blown away at the country's places my sig had crossed or passed...still excited about it now. If you would like to set a time freq up one evening your time I will give you a call from near Liverpool England on 40m. I start to get stateside coming in after 11pm local here. Send me a PM if interested...you can email me from QRZ. Nick.