Today all the propagation forecasts were showing poor conditions on HF. Despite this, 10m was well open this afternoon to the Middle East, Africa and South America with good signals received. My only QSO so far has been with JY5HX when running 5W CW here.
The lower part of 10m had several Russian (?) CB stations including one operating almost on 28.060MHz, the CW QRP frequency. Use it or lose it folks.