Want to see how the world looks from New England? You can get a azimuthal map from the NS6T web site.
Go to http://ns6t.net/azimuth/azimuth.html
Enter in location field
(That is the location of the HQ hotel, which is in the center of all of the stations.)
You will see that 40 degrees is a very good direction from W1.
Example: WRTC2014 Great Circle Map by NS6T