While I write this they are still booming in with S9 signals on 15 meter, but boy, the operator sounds tired. He takes frequent breaks, just to ease the pile-up.
Still, after a few calls he got me and after the usual 59 exchange I thanked him on-air. You could hear he appreciated it and the whole team does deserve a lot of praise. They had to handle a lot of messy pile-ups, but they did well. In the end I worked them on 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters, both in CW and SSB and that is more than enough for me. No need to bother them anymore, they deserve a good rest as from coming Wednesday. Cheers, guys.