In anticipation of the sunspot minimum, I installed a couple of long beverage RX antennas and two big low-band verticals, a DX Engineering Thunderbolt for Vertical 160 meters and a DX Engineering Thunderbolt Vertical for 80 and 40 meters. They work very well. But my favorite band remains 12 meters and every now and then I "go up there" to see if anything is happening. Today I called CQ on 12 meters FT8 and nothing. Then raised the power a bit and registered two hits on PSK Reporter, one in Wisconsin and the other in Texas. That told me I might be able to make some contacts. 40 minutes later I had worked 17 stations, one in Wisconsin and 16 in South America. 12 meters was so perky the South Americans were working NA and EU like there was no tomorrow. I have now worked every station in Brazil. Well, maybe not, but it sure seems like it.