Though conditions seems to be poor for 20 meter (minor storm still going on) I could work VK7XX John (see photo) from Tasmania, Australia with JT65. A distance of 16943 km. My report -8 db with 20 watts. I used my MV 5+3 antenna. I was also reported by PY8ELO and ZL3GA. I heard: VK4BDJ, VK2CPK and ZL4VV. The Sand Piper MV antenna does work. When I look at John's log and compared with other amateurs in his log, I received him with -5 db then I am very satisfied with the receiving capabilities of the MV antenna.
Propagations this morning. But you'll never know, it's always worth to try and call CQ.
The weather is very fine today. Almost summer... 24 C so I enjoy biking today and turn off the rig.