Managed a few moments yesterday (Sunday) to make a handful of contacts in the revitalised 21/28MHz Contest. In recent years the separate CW and SSB events hadn't prospered so something needed to be done. The end result of a lot (and I mean A LOT) of discussion was a mixed mode event.
My preference tends to be for CW, so I kept an eye on the low end of the bands at various times during the day in between tasks. Nothing very distant, but I worked EA8MQ and ZC4LI on 21MHz for Africa and Asia as well as some HA and DL. 28MHz was less prolific, but when I listened in the late afternoon there were some OKs coming through.
By and large, the serious contestants seem to have enjoyed the event. What's interesting reading the write-ups that a number of serious contestants weren't using beams, but a ground plane for each band. We could do that here...next year perhaps!