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June 17. 2003 - ''Two sisters'' | Please send your comments/reports/log-sheets/audios to DK5YA

Becomes 'Es' a usual mode? Seems so, cause we've got a another opening today. And a very unusual too cause there were 2 different clouds active at the same time. MUF was very high in the early morning reaching 144 MHz at 0735 UT for some 10 minutes from DL to I7/8 and SV but no one QRV in Greece. Later in the afternoon MUF was rising again very fast both above northern DL and the mid Adriatic Sea. At 15:48 DL's were heard in IS0 and a little later 144 was wide open from F to HA and suddenly SV was into DL and PA0. Almost the same time the cloud above JO63 reached 144 and G hade a huge opening to SP. This cloud later made UA1 and UA3 as well as EW and LY available for both G and PA0 while Italy was working into OZ and LA and 9A had a big one to SM2/3. Even southern DL made LA and a minute later again SV, thats strange. The southern cloud also brought UT5 into the game with F and EA while EA5 and EA6 made LZ and YO.
So you guess that was a great day in Europe and you're right - but read what happened in US today, amazing! [More]
Involved DXCC: EA, EA6, TK, F, G, GI, GJ, GM, GW, PA0, ON, LX, DL, OK, OZ, LA, SM, LY, YL, UA1, UA3, EW, SP, HA, HB9, S5, 9A, I, IW9, LZ, YO, Z32, SV, SV9, 9H1
 

 

Logs and reports:
DB5WC | DF1GL | DF1NP | DF2ZC | DF8AE | DG9NAV | DJ8OG | DK3WG | DK5TX | DK5YA | DL1GNM | DL1RNW | DL2IAN | DL5GAC | DL5ROB | DL8EBW | DL9MCC | DM1CG | EA3XU | EA6DD | EA6VQ | EB3DYS | EI5FK | F1FIH | F1NPX | F1NQP | F4DSD | F5SDD | F5SE | F6DRO | F6HTJ | G0CUZ | G0NFA | G0UWK | G1AAR | G1HWY | G4HGI | G4RRA | G7RAU | G8IZY | GJ0JSY | GW4DGU | GW7SMV | HA8MV | HB9AA | HB9DFG | IV3DXW | IW3RJZ | IK8ETNIZ8DWL | LA3BO | LA5KO | LA6MV | LA0BY | LZ1ZP | LZ3GM | LZ5GM | LZ5UV | ON4KHG | OK1TEH | PA3BIY | PD2DB | S51ZO | S53VV | SP2IQW | SP5XMU | SV3CYM | U5YM | UT5JCW | YU7EW | Z32UC

DB5WC, JN49ej
17:38 SV1OE 59/59 KM17VX 1768 km new #
hrd SV9ANK with SV1OE, SV3CYM, SV1DH and SV1ELI

DF1GL, JN47co
17:10 SV1DH 59 59 KM18
Worked first time SV from my QTH!
heard a lot more SV2, SV5, 9H

DF1NP, JN58ov
16.50 SV3CYM 59+

DF2ZC, JO30rn
1640 SV1DH 55/-- KM17VX? 1904 km hrd
1646 IK7UXY 51/-- JN90DC 1436 km hrd
1702 SV3CYM 51/-- KM08VF 1778 km hrd
1725 SV3CYM 53/-- KM08VF 1778 km hrd
1732 SV3CYM 57/59 KM08VF 1778 km C? QRM!
1737 SV9ANK 53/59 KM25NI 2210 km
1744 SV3CYM 59/59 KM08VF 1778 km C? QRM!
SV9ANK was relatively weak on .300 covered by SV3CYM's signal with S9 at the same time. No new squares or DXCCs, and no other stations were heard here.
Rig: TS2000, 2xGU74b (EME-Power), 4 x 17 F9FT

DF8AE, JO41gx
1642 ik8etn 59 59 jm89ch

DG9NAV, JN59ax
hrd with antenna under the roof:
16.45 UTC IK8ETN JM89CH
17.02 UTC SV.... KM08..

DJ8OG, JO40mf
16:40 utc IK8ETN JN80 hrd 58 - 59+30db
17:03 utc SV3CYM KM08VG 1667km new #

DK3WG, JO72gi
16.41 9H1AW JM75 cw on .300
16.45 9H5ZA JM75GU
16.49 9H1GB JM75
I was too close to the cloud

DK5TX, JO41jw
16:45 IK8ETN JM89 53 55
heard SV3CYM for half a minute. nil good sporadic in JO41 this time.

DK5YA, JN49nx
07.41 I7 and I8 local chat on .300, 144 open to SV, nil QRV
16.39 SV1DH 59 59 KM18
17.00 SV3CYM 59 59 KM08
hrd: 9H1BT, SV1OE, SV9ANH, SV1ELI, IK8DYD(?), IK8ETN, IK7?, Z32UC

DL1GNM, JN38wb
16:15 SV1DH 57/59 KM18
17:39 SV1OE 53/59 KM17VX
17:41 SV1ELI 51/59 KM18

DL1RNW, JO62gh
9H1AW 16:41 JM75EW 1827
9H1GB 16:42 JM75FU 1836
HRD:
IK8DYD 16:44-16:48 JN71

DL2IAN, JN49bc
16.15 SV3CYM 59 59 KM08VF
17.37 SV1ELI 59 59 KM18UA
17.37 SV1OE 59 59 KM17
17.39 SV1DH 59 59 KM17
heard: SV9ANK 52
FT-847, 100 W, 9 element under the roof !!

DL5GAC, JN47ut
1701 SV1DH 59/57 KM18
1702 SV1OE 59/59 KM17
1706 SV1FJN/m 59/59 ???? 145.500 FM
1734 SV1ELI 59/59 KM18

DL5ROB, JN68hg
17:20 LA2AB JO59FV 59 59 SSB 1300
17:27 LA3BO JO59 59 59 SSB 1255+-
17:28 LA5KO JO29OG 59 59 SSB 1314

DL8EBW, JO31nf
1739 MUF 149 SV3CYM KM08 55 / hrd only
Today only short opening and no QSO on 144MHz possible.

DL9MCC, JN58ua
17:24 LA2AB 59/59 JO50FV - 1322KM
Was trying to reach SV3CYM a long time but QSO was not complete. Chaos on .300 again. With QTF SV I made LA :-).

DM1CG, JO31ic
SV3CYN 18:02 hrd 57 in QSO wid PE 15"
YO3IZI 18:07 hrd 59+20 KN34 / JO31
12ele M R2-CW 5W :-(

EA3XU, JN11ck
17:14 LZ1ZX 59 59 KN32
17:21 YO3AMU ? 59 59 KN
17:31 YO3DMU 59 59 KN34BJ
17:32 YO3IZI 59 59 KN34BK
17:46 LZ2FO ???? 55 KN23
17:46 LZ1ZA ?? 59 59 KN23
20:05 LZ1KG 59 59 KN34
20:10 LZ2SK 59 59 KN43EK

EA6DD, JM19jk
17:36 YO7HMH KN25 1905 Km
18:01 LZ2S??
18:05 YO4BZC KN45ak 2140 Km
A small E's opening today hr, weak signals and deep QSB. That's all

EA6VQ, JM19hn
16:09 YO5BWD KN27GD
17:25 YO7HMH KN25
18:04 LZ2SK KN43EK
18:07 YO4ATW KN35
A very, very spotty opening in EA6 but better than nothing.... hi

EB3DYS, JN11ck
16:14 LZ2FO 59/59 KN13KX
16:43 SV1DNU 59/59 KM18VD
17:18 UT5JCW 59/59 KN64
17:24 YO3ACX 59/59 KN34BL
17:31 YO3DMU 59/59 KN34BJ
17:46 LZ1ZX 59/59 KN32IO
17:47 LZ3GM 59/59 KN32RL
18:07 LZ2SK 59/59 KN43EK

EI5FK, IO51rt
Heard SP8NCJ KO12NC for about 15 minutes about 1600, 54 max signal but I was on fringe of opening, called him several times to no avail.

F1FIH, JN23gs
16:11 SV3CYM KN08VF 59 59 SSB
16:11 YO3CCB KN34CL 59 59 SSB
16:12 YO3IZI KN34GK 59 59 SSB
16:12 YO3DMU KN34BJ 59 59 SSB
17:34 LZ2GM KN32RL 59 59 SSB
17:38 LZ1ZX KN32ID 59 59 SSB
17:38 LZ1KJ KN31CS 59 59 SSB
17:39 LZ3GM KN32RL 59 59 SSB
17:40 LZ1ZX KN32ID 59 59 SSB
17:42 LZ1ZP KN22ID 59 59 SSB
17:47 LZ1KG KN31CS 59 59 SSB

F1NPX, JN29ag
1723 UTC: YL3AG, 59+, KO26 hrd only
1726 UTC: ES??, 59++, KO29 hrd only
Short duration opening, sounding more like MS rather than Sporadic E. Antenna: big-wheel, a few meters above ground. Transceiver: Yaesu FT847.

F1NQP, JN19hl
17h25 YL3AG KO26AW 59/59 1638 kms
FT847 / 50w /1 x 9elts / Asl 110m

F4DSD, JN23jo
1723 LZ1ZX 59 59 KN32IO 1776KM
1723 LZ3GM 59 59 KN23RL 1839KM
1733 LZ1KJ 59 59 KN31CS 1756KM
1737 LZ1ZP 59 59 KN22ID 1626KM
1742 LZ5GM 55 55 KN32QL 1832KM
1746 LZ1GI 59 59 KN12PR 1499KM
FT847 100W 15 ele DJ9BV

F5SDD, JN23rf
1740 LZ1ZX 59/59 KN32IO 1726 km
IC211E + (2) 4X150 eyd + 11elts

F5SE, JN29af
1605 UTC: SV1DH, 59, 55, KM18VA ? 2011 km
1643 UTC: SV3CYM, 55, 55 KM08VF, 1873 km
1714 UTC; HA, SV, LZ, YO, etc. all together hrd, impossible to identify. MS-like reflection.
1723 UTC: YL3AG, 51, hrd. Very faint signal.
Due to local violent thunderstorm, big antenna has to be set down. All traffic made with "spare" antenna, a few meters above ground.

F6DRO, JN03tj
still very unlucky with Es this year . Just when the band opened I got a  visit from an old friend and could not really stay ahead of the rig.
Worked LZ1ZX (KN32)at 1726 , heard UT5JCW (KN64) but weak not workable  but he was 59 20km from here .

F6HTJ, JN12kq
15.28utc UT5JCW KN64 59/59 2461km
16.32 YO3DMU KN34
16.41 LZ1ZX KN32
16.43 SV3CYM KM08
16.53 LZ1KJ KN31
17.12 LZ2FO KN13
17.22 LZ2ZY KN13
17.36 LZ3GM KN34
17.47 LZ1KG KN31

G0CUZ, IO82wm
SP8NCJ 17/06/03 1615 144 SSB 59 59 KO12NC
SP5WCK 17/06/03 1716 144 SSB 59 59 KO12CJ
SP8UFT 17/06/03 1721 144 SSB 59 59 KO11
SP5XMU 17/06/03 1723 144 SSB 59 59 KO02LG
Pity I missed out on the Russian stations worked by southern G's. Nothing other than the SP's heard here.

G0NFA, IO91ne
1723utc LY2SA KO14LL 59 59 Good Pile Up.
1729utc RA3LBK KO65QA 59 59 = Note. He Got My Call Wrong as G0DFA so Contact is presumed NC.
I Would like to congratulate the LY's and RA's etc for Spreading Out and not all calling on 144300. Well Done. We should take experience of this Procedure. Very QSB In and Out. Noticed some RA's and UA's on 144050 ish. But nil worked on CW.
150w 9 ele Tonna, IC271A

GUWK, IO83vc
SP8NCJ 18:12 KO12NC 1705
SP2MKO 18:18 JO93CB 1359
SP5XMU 18:21 KO2LG 1557
SP8UFT 18:23 KO11JI 1704
SP7EXY 18:25 KOQW 1624

G1AAR, JO00at
1714 EW6FS KO35LB 59 59
1714 LY3ED KO14UX 59 59
1716 LY2SA KO14 59 59
1726 RA3LBK KO65QA 59 59
Not too many worked in this short but intense opening, the RA3 was a really nice one from here.

G1HWY, IO90uv
1715utc EW6FS KO35
1717utc SP2IQW JO94 new
1719utc LY2SA KO14
1722utc SP2OFW JO93
1728utc LY3ED KO14
1732utc RA3LBK KO65 new
Es lasted about 20minutes here.

G4HGI, IO83pl
1710 SP8NCJ 59/59 KO12NC
1715 SP5WCK 59/58 KO12LJ
1718 SP5XMU 59/59 KO02LG
1719 SP8UFT 59/59 KO11JI

G4RRA, IO80bs
1710 ly2sa 59 59 ko14
1720 sp2ofw 59 59 jo93
1725 sp5xmu 59 59 ko02
I then spent far too long calling EW6FS and also RA3LBK, but couldnt break the pile up!

G7RAU, IO90ir
17:37:41 LY3AX 59 59 KO25DB 1771
17:36:36 LY3ED 59 59 KO14UX 1733
17:33:12 RA3LBK 59 59 KO65QA 2349
17:29:20 EW6FS 59 59 KO35LB 1941
17:28:21 LY2SA 59 59 KO14LL 1681
17:18:56 SP2JXN 59 59 JO94GJ 1396
17:17:47 SP2IQW 59 59 JO94GM 1398
17:17:00 LY3ED 59 59 KO14UX 1733
17:11:33 EW6FS 59 59 KO35LB 1941
This was a big opening! had to work EW6FS twice 2 make sure he got call due to people not shutting up hi. RA3LBK was a monster signal, not sure how mni he pulled of of his big pileup though.

G8IZY, IO91vc
17:11 EW6FS 59/59 KO35LB
17:13 LY2SA 59/59 KO14LL
17:22 SP5WCK 59/59KO12CJ
17:33 RA3LBK 59/59 KO65QA

GJ0JSY, IN89xe
1720 144.311 ew6fs lost

GW4DGU, IO71sv
1715 SP5WCK KO12cj heard 59
1717 SP8NCJ KO12nc 59 59
1724 SP5XMN KO12nc 59 59
1728 SP7EXY KO00qz heard 59
IO71 seemed to be on the edge of this opening.
There was brutal QRM from G stns!!

GW7SMV, IO81ln
17:13 LY2SA KO14 59 59 SSB 1763+-
17:15 SP5WCK KO12CJ 59 59 SSB nw# 1723
17:23 SP5XMU KO2LG 59 59 SSB nw# 1640

HA8MV, KN06gu
1615 144.300 F8DNX 59 59 IN93FJt

HB9AA, JN36bk
17h28 SV1DH 59 55 KM18
hrd Z32UC, I8MPO, I7UXY

HB9DFG, JN37sm
16:42 SV3CYM KM08vf 59 59 1550km
17:40 SV1DH KM16 59 52 1600km
As nearly always to direction SV the sigs had much QSB
and sometimes the openings went only for abt 10-15 seconds. Heared also IK7UXY for some seconds.

IV3DXW, JN65qq
1714 145 SSB LA2AB 59 59 JO59FV 1593 Km
1715 145 SSB LA8WF 59 59 JO59GV 1592 Km
1717 146 SSB LA3BO 59 59 JO59CD 1513 Km
1718 146 SSB LA0BY 59 56 JO59FW 1598 Km
1720 147 SSB LA5KO 59 59 JO59FH 1529 Km
1730 147 SSB LA6MV 59 59 JO59EJ 1539 Km
Rig: 4cx250 + 17el. F9FT

IW3RJZ, JN65iv
17,29z LA3BO JN59CD.
17,30z LA2AB JN59FV.
Rig: Icom 275h, 1x17 Elem. F9FT.
Lots of stations QRV, Es from 17.09 til 17.30 UT. I was active just for the last 2 minutes but anyway made a new DXCC.

IK8ETN, JM89ch
morning
07:36 DL8GP JN39LH 59
07:37 DJ9IQ NC
Afternoon
16:07 LA2AB JO59FV 59 2323Km (ODX)
16:41 PA9RX JO32MT 59
16:42 DK9NCX J059BT 59
16:43 DF8AE JO41GX 59

IZ8DWL, JM88br
15.58 LA3BO ?????? 59 59 SSB
16.10 SM6CMU JO57MM 59 59 SSB 2121
16.12 G4LOH IO94MM 59 59 SSB 2175

LA3BO, J059cd
S53VV 1716 59 59 jn65um
S54G 1716 59 59 jn65tm
IV3DXW 1717 59 59 jn65
9A3XZ 1717 59 59 jn64wu
I6BQI 1718 59 59 jn72bk
IW3QTG 1720 59 59 jn65
S50J 1722 57 59 jn65vo
I4XCC 1722 59 59 jn63gv
I4ERN 1727 55 59 jn64
DL5ROB 1728 59 59 jn68
IW3RJZ 1730 59 59 jn65iv
9A3JH 1731 59 59

LA5KO, JO59fh
16:48 9H1GB JM75fu 55 55 2623=odx
17:14 S54G JN65tm 59 59 1547
17:14 I6BQI JN72bk 59 59 1892
17:14 IK6TIJ JN72aj 55 55 1896
17:16 S53VV JN65um 59 59 1548
17:17 I4XCC JN63gv 59 59 1719
17:17 IW3QTG JN65 59 59
17:18 IV3DXW JN65qq 59 59 1526
17:20 IW0QNX JN62iq 55 59 1854
17:21 IZ4AIK JN63hv 55 55 1719
17:23 I4ERN JN64gb 59 59 1701
17:28 DL5ROB JN68hb 59 59 1258
17:28 DF9RJ JN68gs 55 59 1179

LA6MV, JO59ej
1714 S54G 59 59 JN65TM
1715 S53VV 59 59 JN65UM
1716 IW3QTG 59 59 JN65PT
1718 I4XCC 59 59 JN63GV
1719 I4ERN 59 59 JN64GB
1720 IZ4AIK 59 59 JN63
1720 DO3MT 55 59 JN67DU
1721 IK6TIJ 55 55 JN72AJ
1722 OE2IGP 55 LOST
1722 IW4EGP 59 59 JN64GB
1727 I4RSH 59 59 JN64GA
1728 9A3JH 55 59 JN75AD
1729 IV3DXW 59 59 JN65QQ

LA0BY, JO59fw
1530 LA/DK5KK JP78FM SSB 144 55 hrd Aurora-E
1530 LA7VHF/B JP99EC CW 144 519 hrd Aurora-E
1715 IW3QTG JN65PT SSB 144 59 59 1582 km
1716 S54G JN65UN SSB 144 57 57 1613 km
1717 IV3DXW JN65QQ SSB 144 56 59 1596 km
1720 I4ERN JN64GB SSB 144 59 59 1771 km
1722 I4XCC JN63GV SSB 144 59 59 1789 km
1723 IZ4AIK JN63HV SSB 144 56 55 1790 km
1729 IW4EGP JN64GB SSB 144 59 59 1771 km

LZ1ZP, KN22id
17.03 F5GOP HRD
17.14 F/DJ7GS 55/59 JN33 ??
17.24 F5ANT 59/59 JN24
17.27 F5VHX 59/59 JN04
17.28 F6FMB 59/59 JN24
17.33 F1GPL 59/59 JN05
17.34 F1RHS 59/59 JN03
17.35 IK1GPG 59/59 JN34
17.35 IK1JGS 57/57 JN34
17.36 F4DSD 59/59 JN23
17.37 I1DMP 59/59 JN35
17.39 F6EGD 59/59 JN24
17.40 F1EYB 59/59 JN23
17.40 F6EPE 59/59 JN23
17.41 F5JMI 59/59 JN24
17.43 F1FIH 59/59 JN23
17.43 F9HS 59/59 JN23
17.47 EA3DUY 59/59 JN12
17.48 EA3EXE 57/59 JN11

LZ3GM, KN32rl
17:21 F1VBW JN03WL 59 59 2075
17:22 F1RHS JN03PV 59 59 2118
17:25 F4DSD JN23JO 59 59 1840
17:26 F6EGD JN24MA 59 59 1817
17:26 F6EPE JN23JW 59 59 1838
17:27 F9HS JN23AT 59 59 1899
17:34 F1FIH JN23GS 59 59 1859
17:36 F6HTJ JN12KQ 59 59 2005
17:39 F1FIH JN23GS 59 59 1859
17:41 F5ANT JN24IJ 59 55 1843
17:44 F1EYB JN23KK 59 59 1835
17:44 EA3DUY JN12LD 59 59 2007
17:46 EB3DYS JN11CK 59 59 2083
17:49 F/DJ7GS JN33GH 59 59 1701
Hrd: F5VHX, EA3TI/p, EA3AXV, F5GHP, F5JMI, EA3DXU and some more.
RIG: IC735+TVR, 10Watts, Ant 3wl DJ9BV, MGF1302.

LZ5GM, JN32ql
17:41 F4DSD 55 55 JN23JO 1833 km

LZ5UV, KN12pr
17:20 F1RHS JN03PV 59 59
17:25 EA3DUY JN12LD 59 59
17:36 F5ANT JN24 59 59

ON4KHG, JO10
16:00 .300 SV3CYM 57 Hrd KM08VF 1967
17:28 .325 SV1OE 55 59 KM17VX 2102
17:33 .300 SV1DH 59 52 KM18VA 2099
Very patch & short here; Rig: 300W & 11 el

OK1TEH, JO70fd
Hrd 9H1GB JN75 529qsb at 16:50 for 1min, but no qso.
OK1XN worked with 9H1AW cw (he also hrd some LZ2 station). Es in OK went to Sea as usually:-((

PA3BIY, JO22eb
17.14 LY2SA 59/59 KO14
17.20 LY3ED 59/59 KO14
17.22 EW6FS 59/59 KO35 C?
17.30 RA3DRC/1 59/- KO55 NC, LOST IN QSB
HRD: RA3LBK for approx 2 min with s6, working G's
This time most of PA was in between at least 2 high muf clouds. One enabled propagation between G/GW and SP, the other enabled communication between DL and SV and YO to EA. From the SE nothing came through, as the cloud was too far out for me. The northerly cloud increased in MUF (and probably extended  a bit to the east) around 17.14 utc, when LY2SA suddenly came in  with 59+ signals.

PD2DB, JO22md
19:21 LY3ED KO14UX 59 59 SSB 1268

S51ZO, JN86dr
17.20 OZ1BEF jo46oe 59 59 ssb 1158km

S53VV, JN65um
1715 LA6MV JO59EJ
16 LA3BO JO59CD
16 LA5KO JO59FH
LA2AB JO59FV Hrd, worked before

SP2IQW, JO94gm 
1718 G7RAU IO90IR 59 59 1397km
1718 G1HWY IO90UV 59 59 1325km
1722 G1AAR JO01 - gone in QSB
More station from JO94 were QRV but I didn't heard anyone more to work on Es

SP5XMU, KO02lg
16:22 G4KWQ IO92AQ 59 59 SSB 1546
16:22 G4VPD IO92DJ 59 59 SSB 1533
17:16 G0JUR IO92WT 59 59 SSB 1422
17:17 G4LOH IO94EA 59 59 SSB 1512
17:18 G8GXP IO93FQ 59 59 SSB 1508
17:19 G4HGI IO83PL 59 59 SSB 1586
17:20 GW4VBM IO83LF 59 59 SSB 1611
17:20 G0UWK IO83VC 59 59 SSB 1632
17:21 G4ASR IO81MX 59 59 SSB 1625
17:22 G4AJC IO91VJ 59 59 SSB 1452
17:22 G4MKF IO91MJ 59 59 SSB 1503
17:23 G8TIC IO82VF 59 59 SSB 1570
17:23 GW7SMV IO81LQ 59 59 SSB 1637
17:23 G0CUZ IO82WM 59 59 SSB 1559
17:24 G8WXU JO01EP 59 59 SSB 1407
17:24 G4YTL IO92MB 59 59 SSB 1489
17:25 GW4DGU IO71SV 59 59 SSB 1728
17:25 G4RRA IO80BS 59 59 SSB 1717
17:26 G4TIF IO92FH 59 59 SSB 1524
17:26 G3LTF IO91GG 59 59 SSB 1540
17:27 G3LQR JO02QF 59 59 SSB 1431
17:27 G4IGO IO80NV 59 59 SSB 1646
17:36 GI6ATZ IO74AJ 59 59 SSB 1791

SV3CYM, KM08vf
144300 DL8GP 5/9 JN39IH 16:00
144300 DF6KY 5/9 16:01
144300 ON5JV 5/9 JO20EP 16:01
144300 ON4AVJ 5/9 JN21GW 16:05
144300 F5VHX 5/9 JN04 16:09
144295 DK8VS 5/9 JN39 16:12
144295 DL2IAN 5/9 JN49DJ 16:12
144295 ON4AMX 5/9 JO20KV 16:20
144295 HB9DFG 5/9 JN37SM 16:20
144295 F6HTJ 5/9 JN12KQ 16:21
144295 F5SE 5/7 JN29 16:21
144295 DG2GEP 5/9 JN48DL 16:46
144295 DL4VS 5/9 JN39LF 16:46
144295 DG2KDC 5/9 16:47
144295 DF1NP 5/9 16:47
144295 DK5YA 5/9 JN49NX 16:47
144300 DK9NCX 5/9 JN59BT 17:01
144300 DJ8OG 5/9 JO40MF 17:01
144300 DF6NA 5/9 JN49XS 17:04
144300 DK5QN 5/7 17:04
144300 DF8XC 5/7 17:05
144300 HB9DBO 5/9 17:15
144300 F5JNX 5/9 JN37PV 17:15
144300 DC5TD 5/5 17:16
144300 HB3MAT 5/9 JN47GL 17:17
144300 F5SE 5/9 JN29AF 17:20
144300 DF2JQ 5/9 JO31HL 17:30
144300 DF2ZC 5/9 JO30RN 17:30
144300 DF9QT 5/5 17:31
144300 DL2OM 5/7 J030SN 17:32
144300 DM1HD 5/9 17:33
144300 DL1JJ 5/9 JO31IA 17:33
144300 DK5SO 5/9 17:34
144300 DJ2QV 5/9 JO31PF 17:34
144300 DL3MGK 5/9 17:34
144300 DJ3ND 5/9 JN58MW 17:35
144300 DJ9CZ 5/9 JO31BC 17:35
144300 DK7LZ 5/5 17:37
144300 DF1IAZ 5/5 17:37
144300 DL5MAE 5/7 17:41
144300 DJ9CZ 5/5 17:43
144300 DL9FBF 5/7 JN49GX 17:43
144300 DF2ZC 5/5 JO30RN 17:45

U5YM, KN28xg
16:25 GM4IFC 59/59 IO85

UT5JCW, KN64
15:28 F6HTJ JN12KQ 59 59 SSB 2462
16:46 F1VBW JN03WL 59 59 SSB 2518
17:18 EB3DYS JN11CJ 59 59 SSB 2556
17:43 F6DKW JN18CS 59 59 SSB 2418
17:44 F6HMQ JN18GP 59 59 SSB 2393

YU7EW, KN05hp
16.13 F5VHX 59 59 JN04FT 1577 km
SRI no more in KN05HP

Z32UC, KN11cr
07:35 F5VHX 59/59 JN04FT
F0DWH 59/59
18:00 HB3YGA 59/59 JN36GQ
18:13 EB3BRN 59/59 JN01UF
18:15 IK1EGC 59/59 JN35SD
In  listen signals like MS very short but strong.
Rig icom 290d ant: 4x4 loop .lin:350w preamplifier.
So waiting next ES.
 

Audios:
G4HGI with SP5XMU
SV1DH with HB9DFG and DK0ALK
SV3CYM with HB9DFG
Pileup for IK8ETN
 

 

From: "Ned Stearns" <aa7a@cox.net>
June 17 opening observations de AA7A
17 June was one of the most amazing evenings on radio for me. Six meters opened up around 0200Z in a normal summer evening fashion. The MUF was building steadily until around 0230Z when I started to hear weak signals on
144.200. I fired up the two meter amp and made a quick CQ and worked W7IEY in CN87 at 0240. The band quickly settled into a very good opening where there were many 40 over S-9 signals on the band. I managed to log 20
stations in the WA/BC area for the next half hour as I have done in openings such as this over the past 25 years from Phoenix. But this year, I had done something different.

I had recently completed my 222 station in preparation for this year's June VHF QSO party. I now use a Yaesu FT-736R with the 220 module, a Mirage 120 watt brick and an M2 8 WL yagi at 25 feet. On a lark, I swung the antenna up towards the PNW as the opening kicked into that really high gear. I was alternating working stations on 2m and calling CQ on CW on 222.1. I would announce when I went to 222 on the two meter frequency and there would be a bunch who would acknowledged on the two meter frequency that they would listen on 222.

I must say that hearing K7XQ's call pop out of the noise gave me a shock. He faded out before he was done calling me. I called him for a while longer but he didn't come back. I went back to two meters to inform him that I heard him. So, we went back to 222 and after a few minutes he reappeared and we quickly completed at 0311Z. I was simply amazed. I've been around enough to know that was a real accomplishment.

I heard nothing else on 222 after continued calling, so I went back to two meters and worked nine more stations in the PNW. I would go aback to 222 every couple of minutes and call CQ on CW. About 20 minutes after my first 222 Es contact, signals picked up a lot on 2 meters and I went back to calling diligently on 222. I then worked two more stations on 222: K7ND and W7YOZ around 0340Z. When that peak of that opening was over, I caught them back on two meters and they were as ecstatic as I was about these contacts.

Word apparently got out and I had quite a gang hanging around my two meter run frequency as I continued to work stations that I could hear on 222 on the return to two meters to run and coordinate for 222. At 0354Z, 222 caught fire and I managed to work 5 stations on SSB: W7BNH, KE7SX, W7FHI, K7NQ (repeat) and KB7DQH. Some of these stations were pushing 40 db over S9. That was the last station I heard on 222...for a while.

I continued to work station on two meters and check 222 for another hour in this fabulous opening. At 0500Z, NN7J in CN85 informed me that I was louder than ever on two and that we should try 222. After a few calls, he came back
on 222.1 and was pinning the meter. We completed quickly. At this point, I was thoroughly spent.

The sporadic E continued until around 0530Z. For the next 30 minutes, stations in Northern CA were worked until the last signal faded out at 0600Z.

My totals for the evening were as follow:
2 meters:
78 unique stations in 20 grids over a time span of 3 hours and 20 minutes.
Twelve grids were contacted with straight Es, 7 grids in northern CA on straight FAI and a contact in one grid (CN90) where the propagation mode waffled between Es and FAI.

Grids worked on two meters were:
CM87, 89, 97, 98, 99
CN80, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 95, 96
DM07
DN06, 07, 13, 17

222 MHz:
9 contacts (8 unique) in 3 grids (CN85, 87 and 96) on Es over a time span of
almost two hours

As some have said about previous openings, the QSB on the signals on 222 were very fast. When I heard the first signals on the 222 band, my brain was anticipating the normal slow roll in signal strength that you see on Es signals on two meters. The QSB fade was at a significantly higher rate on 222. I wish I had turned on the digital recorder but I had a few other things making demands on my attention at that time.

The 222 MHz band was probably "open" nearly as long as the two meter band. My two meter station is very good, consisting of 1500 watts, six 3.2 wavelength yagis and a mast mounted low-noise preamp. My EIRP is probably nearly 20 db higher on two meters than 222 MHz. Some of the station I worked in the PNW were running only 10 watts into a single modest length yagi. I can only imagine what I would have done with a similarly equipped 222 station as my two meter EME setup. Or, better yet, stations of that magnitude at both ends of the circuit. I think it is time to re-think my
winter antenna project.
73 and keep the filaments burning,
Ned/AA7A
 
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