For a total change, I am trying 2.5W FT8 to the earth-electrode "antenna" in the ground on 80m. So far, nobody has spotted me and just 1 G spotted on 80m FT8 RX - G6KUI (136km).
UPDATE 1600z: G6TEL (233km) has spotted me well on TX and 17 stations spotted here on RX.
UPDATE 1751z: 221 stations spotted on RX with the furthermost R7GW (3240km). On TX spotted by 5 stations with the furthermost being F5PGT (480km). The earth-electrode "antenna" obviously has an SWR just over 3:1 so the FT991A auto ATU will not tune, but the FT817ND is OK still. This odd "antenna" still works fine on 80m. As I have said before, the XYL and neighbours do not even know it is there!
UPDATE 1922z: 433 stations spotted so far on 80m FT8 RX and 15 stations have spotted me on 80m FT8 TX with the furthermost EA1N (1076km) in northern Spain.
UPDATE 2120z: 596 stations spotted on RX in 3 continents. 18 stations have spotted me on TX.
UPDATE 2235z: 660 stations spotted on RX. Now RX only for the overnight period.