I wish I were able to report a QSO with a new distant entity but alas I cannot. What I am pleased about is that for the first time I have heard New Zealand and Australia on my simple wire antenna. I was on 30M this morning around 1130 UTC and I heard ZL, ZF and VK calls. There were not a lot of stations after them at the start. I tried at 5W over a 20 minute period but they disappeared. I heard many US calls getting them over that time but they started to fade away. I always thought that from eastern Ontario I would not be lucky enough to hear stations from 10000 miles away but I can. I now know that those NL and VK stations may be in my log book after all some day.