You wont believe me, but I called DX for the first time since I've been licensed in 1976. Why? because I consider myself as low profile ham radio amateur, no big antennas, no high power. So I leave the DX window for the big guns. But why should I? With my 50 watts (QRO Hi) and end fed wire I called DX on 14004 KHz. I felt a bit silly. But UA9CIV came back on my call (6587 km) well, that's nice. After him I got 7X3WPL a club station from the Sahara. Before that S&P was the main method I use on HF.
Now I listen to the DX window of the 20 meter band instead of the QRP calling frequency. I heard a RTTY station on 14009 KHz. I thought that they should be working above 14075 KHz?
For the Sporadic E season which will start in about a month or so, I will be more QRV on 10 meter and 6 meter band with 50 watts and CW mode, taking advantage of the sunspot peak of cycle 24, the next peak will be in about 11 years. And that's a long time now I am in the autumn of my life.