That station might have been me trying to QNI at 0120Z. You were RST 239 in NJ, but remember that I've got an hour's more darkness than you.
My experience has been that 80m really wakes up around the autumnal equinox and that is only slightly more than a fortnight away.
I remember once in mid-September being at a real quiet location on a lake in NH. I was working 80m QRP to a dipole hung at 45'. I tied the feeders together and ran it through an antenna tuner as a top-loaded vertical. In a half-hour period my 5W got QSOs with NM and DX to F.
Charles (aka Chas), W2SH
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:29:59 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] 80 m net
Radio is just plain magic!
Terrible bands, thunder boomers all around us, horrible noise, and still dug up a nice turn out!!!!
Here they are:
I could hear another station trying, but the noise was above you,
Looks like 80 was bouncing short tonight!
Thanks guys gud to cu all on 80m
Hope to cu at Brutus!
QRP....."more smiles per watt"JOHNNY AC0BQ ..