Last week I went from a rotatable dipole to a hex beam I'm very happy with it's performance. Around dusk, I try to work japan on 15 meter cw. On the dipole I had moderate success when conditions were right. Yesterday, I heard japan for the first time since installing the hex beam. To my surprise, I rotated the hex the full range and never peaked the signal, it stayed the same.
I live in eastern NC. About 100 mi from the coast, center of the state. What direction does my beam need to be pointing considering the grey line. Also, I'm not sure I'm on the grey line 100% of the time.