It is now 0924z. Since 0857z I have been on 2m FT8 with 2.5W and the big-wheel omni antenna. So far, nothing spotted on RX and 4 stations have spotted me on TX with the furthermost being G4RRA (333km) in Devon.
UPDATE 1000z: 6 stations spotted and 8 stations spotted me on TX. 1 QSO so far.