I've been hearing Mikhail RI1AND the past few days on various bands. Tonight I heard him on 40M working simplex and decided to give him a call
I'm the blue dot at the top of the globe. Although its only 8100 miles it still looks pretty impressive.
This is a shot of the base camp
And the world map
He was a good S4 to 5 with polar fading and answered me in one call so I bet his noise level is nil. Nice QSO and another notch on the new post hurricane Matthew vertical. Tnx Mikhail