Tried going on HF from the Travelodge tonight (in North Yorkshire). I'm in a ground floor room and using the FT-817 into a load of wire looped round the room, fed through the 'long wire balun'.
On 10 MHz WSPR at around 5pm I was received by:
N0FP (6275 Km)
I tried last night but the building must have had a metal frame because I couldn't receive anything at all on HF.
When I was checking in this Travelodge I noticed their PC was running Windows 2000.