I earned my first operating award last week. I finally got enough contacts for the eQSL eDX 25 award.
It was mostly due to the opening of the 15m band and JT65. I made a ton of DX contacts on 15m using JT65.
I did find out one thing. LOTW was rejecting my JT65 contacts when I tried to use HRD utilities by WD5EAF to upload them. A little investigation revealed that it was an old version of TSQL that I was using, not HRD Utilities. I just downloaded the latest version of TQSL (1.13 as of this writing) and installed it over my existing version. No need to reinstall the cert. Then I was able to go back and re-upload my JT65 contacts without any issues.