I have been chasing James 4W/N1YC (9V1YC) for a while, conditions are not very favourable between Timor Leste and South Africa and he is constantly being bombarded by a enormous pile-up.
He has been pretty weak at best of times on all the bands, but even with all the odds against me (us) I have managed to work him twice. In both cases, he responded after the first or second call.
I am most impressed with operators of this calibre.
Long live CW