On 30 meter I had a nice qso with I5TYQ (see photo) with CW, I was running 5 watt into my MV-5+3 antenna. I also worked IQ2DN/P and SPØOTC (Old Timer Club) the best thing to test the antenna is making QRP contacts. Because of contesting I always look on the WARC bands.
Condition are not really great today. On 10 meter I heard VK with JT65, but is was too crowded and more and more QRO is in use with JT65. 50 watts or more. That is a pity, because low power less than 25 watts is doing good with JT65. There was a Dutch station who was calling someone while in QSO, he doesn't look at his screen? He only causes QRM. Anyway, time to leave the band.
Still I realize that making a nice qso is real fine, and it doesn't matter if it's not DX. Chasing DX can be very frustrating, just because the strange behaviour of our fellow hams. Have a good weekend. 73 Paul