As usual, Spring decreases my will to build circuits (that's why there were no updates for a while). But I feel the urge to radiate some RF too. So I threw out of the balcony a 1/4 wave radiator for 24/28 MHz and last Monday I could work W1AW/1 in PA with 5 W SSB. After that ... just two continental QSOs in PSK31 throughout the week. A WSPR session brought in some North America reports, one night.
Sadly, the culprit is not a deaf or noisy antenna, but closed (and empty) bands. Will keep monitoring 10/12 m, then maybe I will lengthen the radiator wire to 15 m.