I called for over a hour with 1KW between 5 and 10 down and every time he would say "6RR" Some other 6 station would jump in and get a Q and I was left out.
I tuned into the same 20 meter pileup of California Kilowatts. The op was working several folks that were calling out of turn, which obviously made more folks call out of turn.
I wish they would at least say how far down like 5 to 10 down or 5 to 20 down because there were some spots well over 10 down.
Listen more. Rather than calling blindly, I monitored the pileup for a few minutes and found where he was listening and heard him work stations at 10 down and then 11 down. I tried a couple calls there, then heard him work a station down 12 and got him on the next go around. I think 4 calls total. I'm running a couple hundred watts into a small beam at 35 feet.
Be sure to turn your antenna to where they are loudest. Amsterdam is very near our antipode (opposite side of the planet). The great circle route to them from here is 293°, but they were loudest at 240° and that's where I worked them.
I guess I will wait a few more days until the lid/bully fest dies down some.
With the signals they are putting out, this isn't a bad idea. Anyone with a bit of time and even a moderate signal should be able to get them in the log. They'll be there at least another 12 days or so.