I haven't contributed to this thread in a while. Been chasing Vietnam / Taiwan these last few days / months. It's been a few years since I've worked a "new one" (317 current). Been getting up around 6am local lately these past few mornings chasing XV1X on 40m. Definitely some decodes coming in but I think my signal is warming the hill behind me. Hopefully persistence will pay off. Myself and another ham helped a new ham get on the air these past few weeks. We got the dipole up nice and high up in the trees and got the vhf/uhf antenna up. She is on the air and making HF QSO's! It's always fun to help out another ham.