About 2 weeks I set up a gateway in a dead area. The first days nothing happens, so you start to wonder if anyone is out there.
The suddenly out of the blue a stranger connects to your gateway. You live far away from any other gateway and out of the blue one sighting.
I think this is how an UFO spotter feels like! You never know when, you never know how often, but once you have one contact, you are wondering how many others are out there you have not seen yet.
It does motivate you to keep your gateway running.