Things went OK with good runs into EU and Asia but not much DX initially. I soon moved up to 17m and worked VK and the odd JA but by 0900 I was settled for a good session on 15m. First in the log was WE8A/ KH0 with a real fb signal followed by plenty in RA, UA and a lot of Western Europe. The band opened to JA and a very good number logged with loud sigs plus several HL. I even managed a 10 watts to 10 Watts qso with JR4DFK - 57 reports both ways - amazing!
I tried 40m about midday but it didn't 'do it' for me so pretty quickly moved back to 17m for another JA opening. I wasn't disappointed and finished at 1330 with 611 q's, 155 were Japan. Qsl's are printed and via MØOXO OQRS.