The bands were relatively quiet, and some indicators suggested poor conditions.
On 40 meters just above a big DX expedition, I heard Mauro, I1MMR calling CQ DX. Operating 5 watts I replied and he answered my call right away. We had a nice chat exchanging info including 599 and 555 signal reports.
Interestingly I check another band conditions website at the moment that showed 40 meters to be in good condition - in this instance they were correct!