What a CF (you can figure out what that means). First off, there is almost zero chance of people in the US to work this station unless they have a yagi or a really great wire setup with no obstructions and probably running high power. From what I can tell, they are not running high power — and they are running MSHV, multiple QSOs at a time, so whatever power they are using is divided by the number of QSO streams going on. [This likely explains why I haven’t heard them once even though I’m constantly checking the various bands for them when they are reportedly on]
Then you have the moronic amateurs who start transmitting without even verifying that they can hear the FT8WW op. And let us not forget the fact that there are always goobers out there calling FT8WW during the same interval that he is transmitting. Good grief.
I’m so glad I have nowhere near all DXCC entities and no hope of ever being on the honor roll. This affords me the opportunity to pass up this CF and move on to any other DXpedition that I can actually hear and who can actually hear me (which is pretty much every one of them except for this one).
Adding insult to injury — There are apparently pirates galore. So if you think you’ve worked the real FT8WW, you better be checking your call against his Clublog uploads to verify. Otherwise you may have worked a pirate.