Today was interesting on 10m.
Got to the radio a bit earlier, and the band was open to the East with UN7 and similar.
Later more wide spread openings, worked into 7Q7 and Z21, 4Z4, EX8. Heard VU2, 5E (Morocco), 4J, ZD7.
The half wave antenna works nicely. I still want to improve my 10m capability before winter, if possible.