Looks like my timing for getting back into Sunnyvale was perfect. This weekend is a 10 meter (28 MHz) contest from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. The ARRL have posted a very good article about it. From what I've heard, this is meant as a contest to enlist technicians, since techs have voice privileges 28.300-28.500MHz SSB 200W. Granted, I already have my general, but I think they won't send me away for it.
For those who are interested, I'm planning on using a 50' random wire from my patio through two trees, with a 30' ground in the other direction. It's far from ideal, but its what I can use. We'll see if I can get anything out of it.