Still, the point is kinda valid.
There were two spots on the 'cluster. Pretty decent-sized pileups on both, from what I could hear. (The only thing that got me the H44 was that he called for "Caribbean and South America" right after I got on frequency. ) The rest of the band?
Not even crickets.
A couple of ragchews. That's it, really. And stateside was BOOMING.
I called CQ for 20 minutes 20kc up from the H44. Two - TWO - takers. Maybe I'm not rare enough DX for people to spot (or notice if I am spotted). But it seems indicative of something: If it ain't on the 'cluster, people just don't bother.
And that's pretty sad.
The new signature restriction is bollocks.