John emailed me back....
Thanks for the YouTube clip - it's very interesting and I agree, it's an amazing time to be alive.
Conditions today were outstanding on 20m and I was kept busy for over an hour. I then went up to 17m and 15m, which were also firing well into the early evening here. I hate working the wall of noise which goes with pile ups, but every now and again I do it to keep my nerve! Actually, you captured a rare moment - 99% of my operating is QRP CW - I'm hardly ever on SSB. I'd forgotten how much fun it can be if the band is wide open. Today I was working with 60W and a portable vertical wire, supported by a fishing pole. It's amazing how far you can throw a signal with a hunk of wire.
Thanks again Ron and I hope that one day I can meet you on air to say hello in person.
Hope your night shift went well.
73 from Hobart,