If YOU are directly under the path of totality.........and in either in Southern England, Northern France, Germany, Luxenberg, Belgium,Austria, Northern Italy, Slovaic or Ceck Republics using HF.
If you are fortunate enough to be directly under the path then your best contacts will be people who are along the path from you.
That is Northern France, Germany and as far as the Slovak Republic. Contacts with Romania from the UK are getting a bit far. It is best to be less than 2000 km apart from your contact.
Getting the furthest contact during the eclipse will not necessarily
give you the best results. In fact short or near vertical hops near the
eclipse path are likely to produce some of the best results. However you
would have to be sure to eliminate any ground wave.