It has been a while since I worked DX. Mauritania 5T5OK is on the air running only 100W. I was able to get them with just a few calls on 80m CW. They were loud at my QTH this evening. They were much louder than FP/M0BLF at the moment. I need both for 160m but my 160m antenna is showing high SWR. I need to inspect the matchbox/balun - I suspect there is water inside from Irma. The 80m balun appears to be well behaved.
Well after the inspection, a tree limb took down the antenna. After the repair, the antenna is back up and running again on top band
I was able to work FP/DH5FS on 80m but could not bust the pileup on FP/M0WUT. Still waiting for FP to get back on top band. They appear to be on coffee break. 5T5OK I can hear even when they only have 100W but they can't seem to hear my KW.
Finally got Michael FP/G7VJR on 160. This brings the 160m total to 92. Still working on 5T5OK.