Here you see the signal strength curve of 4X1RF on 10 meter WSPR. Though the MUF (22 MHz Max.) was not high enough there was Es on 10 meter and for 6 meter only South Europa.
On 20 meter I worked UA1OKO (see photo) with CW QRP contact. At first his signal was good, but a few minutes later I couldn't copy him any more. We exchanged the necessary info. Distance 2663 km. I realized that I never worked Australia with CW and QRP. Maximum distance ever was 5978 km. (USA) Compared to WSPR the chance to be heard in Australia (average 15.000 km) is high (almost daily with 5 watts) Why do we like CW so much? I wonder. It's first of all nostalgic. Now aviation and maritime services doesn't use CW any more because it's obsolete. We radio amateurs cling to the old mode. We put so much effort in it to learn CW, and when the CW ticket is in our pocket we cherish this mode. Maybe it gives us a little more status to have the CW licence? I don't know really, I guess so. I know, it is fun to 'speak' another language such as CW. When you practise a lot it's really another language. The dots and dashes are talking. But is it really effective for DX-ing? Many of us think so. At least it's better than phone. But as a QRP-er I prefer digital modes when I want to work DX such as JT65A. I noticed that novice radio amateurs take much more advantage of digital modes because of license restrictions. Maybe we old timers are more conservative than progressive. We like the old game. We don't want to loose it. I don't meant to be critical, every radio amateur should do what he likes to do. After all it is a hobby and should be fun.