Friends, Have been operating from a park near my home (EL29KV) because the new job allows me plenty of time off. Two days ago on a STL I heard K4JEE/B, 571 miles away. Yesterday on a wire in a tree I managed to hear WA6APQ/B, 1380-some miles off. Both were on 10 meters, both running less than 30w to vertical antennas. This is a good reminder (for me too!) That bands do open, and there isnt much that'll match actually turning on your radio!