Although WSPRnet shows 64 active stations on 472kHz WSPR, just 8 of us are transmitting on 472kHz WSPR in Europe! This is a very low number. I do wish more were active.
UPDATE 1948z: EA5DOM (1525km) is now the best DX on 472kHz WSPR RX here this evening. I am still using the "barefoot" FT817 without an external preamp and with the earth-electrode "antenna". At this QTH I am blessed with a very low man-made noise level. On TX the ERP remains close to 5mW (20%).