I KNOW that W1AW runs within legal power limits (I know, I've been there a couple of times), and while their antenna array is respectable, it's by no means a world-class "Big Gun"....I've seen bigger 20 meter beams, even in Alaska. HOWEVER....I don't care HOW dead the band is....W1AW always rips in here. Yesterday around 1pm local, it was 35 over S9 on 20M. It's been like this for decades. All I can figure is that W1AW has been operating for so long it has burned ruts in the ether between CT and AK. Not complaining, mind you....I just wonder how they do it.