I've worked 3B8 and 3B9 many times on the low bands over the years but two days ago, for the first time ever, I worked them in the morning on 40 meters. All prior contacts with that region were made during my local evening.
I was surprised and amazed at the propagation, but it was about to get better...
Yesterday afternoon I noticed 3B9HA being spotted by W3LPL on 80 meters while the sun blazed outside my window. W3LPL spots mean very little to me as I can't even copy the stations he's spotting most of the time. A few minutes later another east coast station spotted 3B9HA so I decided to tune the rig and antenna to 80m so as to be ready as darkness approached.
As soon as I tuned to 3007.5 MHz, before even getting the dipole tuned, there he was, as loud as he would be during the best of conditions on the high bands.
It took 8 minutes of calling to work him and during that time 3B9HA was working Europe, JA's and the US. Propagation was amazing from his perspective. I couldn't copy any of the JA's and only a few Europeans so a good amount of guessing went into where to place my TX VFO.
So 3B9 goes into the log at 4:31PM my local time on 80m - in broad daylight. Now if 10m can be as good this weekend... :-)