A bit of a puzzler today. I was calling KH6SAT on JT65 20m primarily to thank him for the nice paper QSL he sent (which I had reciprocated right away).
Instead of a response from Rick, VR2ZUZ called me from Hong Kong. Only my second Hong Kong (and none confirmed yet). But I was surprised that 1) he’d call me at all and 2) was so anxious he didn’t wait for a CQ (which I probably wouldn’t have sent anyway).
Maybe he’s a new ham and needs Arizona for WAS?
Maybe the path is just right. I’m seeing a lot of Japanese stations on the waterfall and worked my first Taiwan station. Shortly after this, a Russian responded to my CQ.
I know none of this is “rare” DX but it’s nice to feel wanted.