VHF conditions were usually excellent during the daylight hours of the past two months as indicated by http://aprs.mountainlake.k12.mn.us/ However, I was usually sitting at my desk at work during those times drooling over what the propagation map was displaying, but unable to take advantage of the situation.
And so it goes.
Casually tuning the C.Crane CC Radio 2E Enhanced on Labor Day evening, I did add a new FM station to the log, WILI on 98.3 MHz transmitting 1,050 watts 39 miles to my east in Willimantic, Connecticut. WDAQ, 31 miles to my west southwest usually occupies 98.3 from my location, but conditions were such that WDAQ was a no-show and WILI was an S-3.
C’est la vie!