Info from W1JR
Joe Reisert, W1JR writes that he thinks 1999 has been a good year so far for band conditions. He keeps a yearly count of DXCC countries worked, and in a typical year the number is 275. In 1998 he worked 289 countries, and in the first two months of this year his count was 240. This is all with 100 watts.
Info Courtesy of ARRL, W1JR Tnx VE3NEA