For the second time in a brief few days, I've been saved by one lone Caribbean Island station (actually the Leeward Islands) on the air. This call sign (V44KAO) has always been a stumbling block for me because of the "single dit" difference between the V and the two 4's. At around 25 wpm, it's always difficult for me to decipher the correct letters and numbers. I had to ask for, as always, a repeat on the call, but managed to log him.
I felt fortunate to work this station on the St Kitts and Bevis Islands.
Oliver (V44KAO) had a good solid signal into West Virginia but is only 1840 miles, in a straight line, from me. As yesterday, that's about the maximum distance I've been able to work in these poor propagation conditions.
Should I work another DX station tomorrow, it will be a mile marker for me. I'm hoping I'll be able to list my 100th daily DX station.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed!