Both 6M and 10m were open between Slovenia and Ireland, and so it worked on 8m as well.
Tim was quite strong with me, but unfortunately I only had my G5RV antenna available, with a tuner.
Distance covered: 1730 kms (JN75PX to IO63WE) Signals were TX:+5 RX:-20. Time was 13:40z on 31Oct 2020"
40 MHz allocations... At the time of writing of this post (Nov 2020), a total of four countries have some sort of access to the 40 MHz band... Ireland (EI), Slovenia (S5), Lithuania (LY) and South Africa (ZS).
Most of the activity is centered around 40.680 MHz which is in the middle of the ISM (Industrial, Scientific, Medical) band which goes from 40.660 MHz to 40.700 MHz.
More information about the 40 MHz band can be found on my 40 MHz page... https://ei7gl.blogspot.com/p/40-mhz.html