I also rated mixed. As my third year doing this, last year in my opinion was better, especially July. June was awesome, I agree. Moving from Salt Lake also helped open up more frequencies and allowed me to get my longest Es path to date. Numerous times in June I had DTVs trying to decode (none ever doing so) but my goal of getting a DTV via Es this summer is rapidly diminishing. I did get my goal this year of RDS/HD via Es and it started becoming much easier in June. My computer's motherboard dying in May hampered things quite a bit and the computer is still not as it was when I bought it, so recording Es has become more difficult but still possible.
I can only hope I get a job in the midwest or elsewhere before Summer is over, so I can taste the tropo flavor I have so jealously lacked here in the west. If you guys want to put me in your prayers/thoughts about the job, you are more than welcome. My reward to you would then be a plethora of tropo and Es for the next few years . 6 out of 10 for me.
Justin W. - Blaine, Minnesota (EN35)
Most used radios in order: Sony XDR-F1HD, Subaru Impreza Factory radio with RDS (not stock antenna though), Grundig G8, or Grundig S350.
DTV dx: Insignia Tuner that everyone else has.
DTV dx2: Vizio 24" DTV built in 2011 (hooked to Insignia).
DTV dx3: Emerson 40" DTV built in August of 2015.
FM Antenna: 4 Element Beam similar to the FM-6 just missing two elements.
TV Antenna: RCA Suburban VHF-HI/UHF on the same mast as the FM antenna.