In a very "thin" opening which was centered west-south-west of me, I managed
to work HK4SAN yesterday evening late around 21.15 utc. A remarkable opening
which I did not expect to be possible with sporadic E. I remember hearing HK
during the peak of cycle 23 with F2 propagation. I could not break the pile=up
then. Now, I heard bits and pieces for about 20 mins. Then his signal improved
just a bit to S2-3 and I could snatch him.
Obviously I am very satisfied with my new beam without which I never could
have worked this new one.