I have to go out of town this week on business. In fact, I'm leaving in just a few moments. But before I headed off, I stopped by the house for one last shot at Clipperton. A quick check on 17 meters indicated that they were only working EU. Likewise on 20, and the wall of stations calling them didn't give me much encouragement.
So, just before abandoning all hope, I checked on 30. Yes, there he (or she) was, nice and strong. But this time, I could actually hear the stations they were working, which had been hit or miss the past two days. A little listening to try and determine a pattern and a couple of calls later - BINGO!
I spent a good portion of Saturday and almost all of yesterday trying to nab them but didn't have any luck whatsoever. I had a feeling that I might have a better chance on a weekday and this certainly starts my business trip off on the right foot. More later.