Sporadic 'E' on 144 MHz in 2004 - A summary You are on August 06. Last update: August 11. 10:30 UT  
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August 06. - Nice and strong opening, low activity. Everybody tired of DX?
50 MHz was crazy today, sometimes totally out, sometimes strong all around Europe and switched off again suddenly. In the late afternoon a nice and huge cloud was building very fast in the northwestern part of Med. Sea causing a nice opening on 144 MHz starting at 16:58 Ut. Again 7X0 was not QRV and, bad luck, CN2DX reached the band much to late, so CN8KD made his job.... Lucky one was IW2NOR working into EA8 twice, congrats. Some fools were running FSK441 again on 144300.0 and other QRG's close the .300. Will they ever learn?
 
     
   
     
 
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9A6R, JN83fm
Only one qso today:
G7RAU 18:48 59/59 IO90IR
[perhaps MS?, ed.]
RIG:IC-706MKIIG,150W,12EL.YAGI,P.AMP 18dB

CT1EAT, IM68da
17:50 IK4PMB JN54 59 59 SSB 1720+-
17:53 S57TW JN75EX 55 57 SSB 2018
17:53 F5SDD JN23 55 55 SSB 1233+-
17:54 IK1WVR JN44XC 59 59 SSB 1623
17:55 F4VM? 51 0 SSB Lost...
17:56 I4CIL JN64AH 55 55 SSB 1789
18:00 IK4GRD JN54RV 53 57 SSB 1764
18:04 IK3MLF JN55WJ 53 55 SSB 1814
18:07 I2FAK JN45OB 59 59 SSB 1606
18:08 IK1SPR JN34TQ 59 59 SSB 1475
18:13 9A2AE JN86HF 53 55 SSB 2192
18:15 IK2ABJ JN45RH 55 59 SSB 1635
18:16 IW2NOR JN45ON 55 59 SSB 1629
18:17 HB9TIH JN46LE 55 59 SSB 1642
18:17 HB9CQA JN45MU 53 55 SSB 1631
18:19 T94NK JN95DA 55 59 SSB 2288
18:20 T91EDO JN95DA 53 59 SSB 2288
18:21 T94DU JN95DA 55 59 SSB 2288
18:24 S57LM JN76HD 57 59 SSB 2042
18:25 S57EW 53 57 SSB 0
18:26 I5WBE JN53JR 59 59 SSB 1675
18:29 IK5ZTW JN53NU 59 58 SSB 1704
18:31 9A4VM JN85FS 55 59 SSB 2166
18:34 YU7JG? 0 0 SSB Lost...
18:40 S51KK JN76HB 53 59 SSB 2040
18:47 S57Q JN76 52 55 SSB 2086+-
18:50 S57EA JN76HE 55 55 SSB 2044
Comments:
And, when you least expect it, an opening! I had just arrived home when I start seeing several interesting spots on the cluster. I said to myself "With luck, the cloud will move to
west and we'll have some fun too". A few minutes later I heard an italian station calling on .300! However the signal was so week I wasn't able to get the full call. I wait a couple minutes, but nothing else was heard. So I start calling on 144.300
It didn't took long before someone replied to me!
WOW. We have a Es!!!
It lasted an hour, but signals (except from Italian stations) were never strong. And the QSB was huge and fast! Even so, as always, it was great fun! I worked 3 new # and a new DXCC (T9). I lost a YU station. It would have been another new DXCC :(
I also missed OE and HA. Joao, CT1EPC, it's only 25 km
from my QTH, and logged several QSO from both DXCC!
No problem. I'll work you next year! Tnx to all. 73 F.Costa, CT1EAT, IM68da Equip. FT-847 + 200W + 17 elem yagi.

CT1EPC, IM68gd
17:54 IK4PMB SSB JN54ll
17:55 S57TW SSB JN75
17:57 IK1WVR SSB JN44xc
18:15 OE5MPL SSB JN78cj
18:17 HB9TIH SSB JN46lr
18:22 I4CIL SSB JN64ah
18:22 I5WBE SSB JN53jr
18:23 S52AA SSB JN76hd
18:27 IW0BET SSB JN61fs
18:32 T94NK SSB JN95da
18:40 S57EA SSB JN76he
18:44 HA5OV SSB JN97nv
18:45 HA3HV SSB JN86uk
18:49 9A2AE SSB JN86hf
18:50 I3EHK SSB JN55rq
18:52 S57Q SSB JN76pa
ICOM IC-746 100w and 11 elem. Yagi

DF1CF, JN57fp
1817 EA7BYM IM66um
1819 EA1AK/p IM66vp
1825 EA7RM IM87cs
Vy 73 de Jrgen.

DF1GL, JN47co
18:15 EA7BYM IM66UM 59
18:25 EA7GV IM87EC 59
18:35 CN8KD IM63NX 59++

DJ8RZ, JN58rq
17:55 EA7RM, IM87CS
18:08 EA7BYM, IM53UM
18:13 EA7AH, IM67OD
18:15 EA1AK/7, IM66
18:54 EA7UU, IM87
Rig: FT-736, CF300, 200Watts, 11ele Flexa-Yagi

DL3IAS, JN49ej
18:15 EA7RM 55 55 IM87CS
Heard also EB7NK and EA7BYM very short.
Strange Opening! Sporadic all around me but i didnt heard anything the most time.
Rig: IC 735 / LT2S with BF981, 20 watt, 10 ele DK7ZB

EA1AK/7, IM66vp
17:13 I4AIR JN54 1751Km
17:13 IK1WVR JN44 1584Km
17:14 S56HCE JN75 1958Km
17:51 IW2DAL JN45 1618Km
17:52 OE5MPL JN78 2111Km
17:52 IW2NOR JN45 1623Km
17:53 IK1SPR JN34 1466Km
17:57 DL5MAE JN58 1950Km
17:58 HB9TIH JN46 1645Km
18:02 DL8MFK JN67 1987Km
18:06 DL5MAM JN58 1935Km
18:06 IK1EGC JN35 1505Km
18:06 DF0RF JN68 2000Km
18:07 OE5OLL JN68 2066Km
18:08 DK5RQ JN68 2013Km
18:13 OK1FFD JO60 2108Km
18:13 DL6NAA JO50 2085Km
18:13 DJ2NR JO50 2085Km
18:14 DK1FG JN59 2011Km
18:14 DJ8RZ JN58 1960Km
18:19 DF1CF JN57 1832Km
18:20 HB9CQA JN45 1630Km
18:25 I3EHK JN55 1781Km
18:26 IK2ABJ JN45 1625Km
18:30 HA1FV NC
18:30 IW1FZR JN45 1542Km
18:39 HA1FV JN87 2231Km ODX
The best opening from my QTH this year. 27 QSO (9 over 2000 Km.), 18 squares and 7 countries worked(DL,HA,HB,I,OE,OK,S5). 100 W + 9 elements (2.5 wl)

EB1EHO, IN73dm
17:34 SV3CYM KM8VG 59 59 SSB 2371KM
18:34 IWBYL 59 NC SSB
RX IS0 IN JN49 3MIN NO QSO
VERY QSB NO GOOD SIGNAL ESPORADIC
KENWOOD 790E ANT 3.5WL 100W

EA7BYM, IM66um
1754 OE5MPL JN78
1755 IW2NOR JN45
1756 DL5MAE JN58
1757 DL6MFK JN67
1758 HB9TIH JN46
1759 IW1FZR JN45
1759 IK1EGC JN75
1800 DF0BV JN58
1807 OE5OLL JN68
1810 DJ8RZ JN58
1814 HB9CQA JN45
1815 HB9DFG JN37
1815 DF1GL JN47
1816 OK1FFD JO60
1819 DF1CP JN57
1820 DL5MAM JN58
1821 DK5RQ JN68
1824 IK2ABJ JN45
18:25 IW2DAL JN45
18:25 IK1SPR JN34
18:25 I2FAK JN45
18:25 IW2BNA JN45
18:26 I2YKT JN44
18:27 I1DMP JN35
18:31 HB9CQA JN45
18:42 9A2AE JN86
18:46 HA1FV JN87
IC-746 ANT 11 EL TONNA
 
EA7RM, IM87cs
Nice surprise yestarday. I saw in DXcluster a QSO between F8 and IT9 and thought we could have some chance, so quickly moved my rig from 144.370 to .300 and starting to heard HA8CE/P qso on cw so band was already opened. ES was long but not consistent and most of the stations were in/out. Last openning here this year was 11 of July.
17:04 IK1WVR JN44XC 59 59 SSB 1350
17:05 HA8CE/P JN96HX 59 59 SSB 2096
17:06 HA8AR KN6MQ 59 59 SSB 2259
17:06 HA8IH KN6NQ 59 59 SSB 2265
17:13 9A3RU JN85LI 59 59 SSB 1913
17:14 9A9C JN85LI 59 59 SSB 1913
17:22 9A7W JN85LN 59 59 SSB 1921
17:31 HA8CL/P KN6 59 59 SSB 2253+-
17:32 HA8FW KN6BG 59 SSB NOT COMPL. 2178
17:49 DL5MCG JN58KI 59 59 SSB 1669
17:49 DL5MAE JN58VF 59 59 SSB 1713
17:51 DKEE JN58TG 59 59 SSB 1706
17:54 DK5RQ JN68BV 59 59 SSB 1778
17:55 DJ8RZ JN58RQ 59 59 SSB 1725
18:04 DF9NP JN58LU 59 59 SSB NOT COMPL. 1709
18:15 DL3IAS JN49EJ 55 55 SSB 1617
18:15 DF7FM 59 55 SSB 0
18:25 DF1CF JN57FP 59 59 SSB 1595
18:29 IW2DAL JN45 55 58 SSB 1368+-
18:53 DL5MAM JN58UB 59 59 SSB 1697
73s, Nino

EA8BPX, IL18sk
today only one qso on 144 mhz :
IW2NOR 18:25 51-55 IL18SK >JN45ON
FT 847+RFC 2-317 (170w)+ 2X BV2-3WL

F1AFJ, JN06ht
17:12 IT9IWP 59/59 JM69od
17:14 I8TUS 52hrd JM89
Many broadcast "I" on FM band ( 98/100 Mhz )
Rig : 4 x 11 ele , IC746 ( only 50W ! )

F4BWJ, IN93mp
17:07 SV3CYM KM8VF 59+ 59+ 1996
17:08 I7OXH JN9DB 55 59 1639
17:10 I8TUS JM89CG 59 59 1507
17:12 IK8BIZ JN7GR 59 59 1315
17:14 IK8YOQ JN7GR 59 59 1315
17:14 IZ8DWL JM88BR 59 59 1527
17:26 I7UGO/7 JN8WG 59 59 1598
17:32 IK8ETN JM89CH 59 59 1505
18:48 OE6IWG JN77PK 59 59 1331
18:49 HA6ZB KN7BV 59 59 1696
IC 7400-300W Ant: DK7ZB 14 elts + preamp 12dB.

F5SDD, JN23rf
17:52 CT1EAT 55 55 IM68DA 1253
Very poor E's til now...from JN23
FT897 + 2x8560 (400w) /f6eyd /+ 11Elts F9FT

F8DBF, IN78ri
17:04 IT9NDW JM68OD 1823km
17:04 IT9IWP JM68OD 1823km
18:40 IS0GQX JM49OH 1487km
18:42 IH9YMC JM56XT 1855km #
Also hrd again a lot of relay from south Italia and some telephone from 3V?,possible 5A (info DL5MAE).
TS2000 100W. 17 Elts +preamp

HA1FV, JN87jj
18.34 EA7AH IM67og
18.38 EA1AK/7 IM66vp
18.44 EA7BYM IM66hm
18.50 CT1EPC IM68go
19.00 EA4SV IM68mu

HA3HV, JN86uk
18:36 EA7GV IM87EC 2041Km
18:45 CT1EPC IM68GD 2251Km
18:49 EA4SV IM68MU 2174KM
Only hrd sorry CT1EAT ,?5TW IN93MP,ETC.
STN HERE ONLY 60W,15EL.DJ9BV-8Mtrs UP
73\DX FROM HA3HV\Paul

HA5OV, JN97nj
18.18 ut ea4hb hrd only
18.24 eb7nk 59/59 im86rq
18.43 ct1epc 59/59 im68gd
1kw 4x3wlBVO my rig, 73's Peter

HA8AR, KN06mq
17.10 UT EA7RM 59-59 IM87cs short ES

HB9DFG, JN37sm
18:13 EA7BYM 59 59 IM66um 1669km
18:15 EA7DBP 57 55 IM66um 1669km
18:27 EA7GV 59 59 IM87ec 1475km
18:28 EA7UU 59 57 IM87ed 1471km
...no CN8 heard in JN37 this time, but glad to work these four stations anyway...

HB9DPO, JN47hk
18:28 EA7GV hrd only
18:34 CN8KD IM63NX 59 59 SSB 1979km
RIG: FT847, 50W, 6ele Flexa-Yagi
Best 73 de HB9DPO Roland

IK1SPR, JN34tq
17:53 EA1AK/7 59 IM66VP
18:06 CT1EAT 59 IM68DA
18:14 CT1DRB 59 IM68LP
18:23 EA7BYM 59 IM68UM
18:27 EA7DBP 59 IM68UM
Rig: IC 275h +pa 2x 4x150 400w
Ant: 2 x 13LBA KLM + MGF1302

I2FAK, JN45ob
1805 CT1EAT 59 59 IM68DA
1813 CT1DRB 59 59 IM68LP
1823 EA7BYM 59 59 IM66UM
1833 EA7AH 59 59 IM67OD
hrd EB8AYA very weak no good skip
Rig 24x19LLY 500w

IW2NOR, JN45on
17.55 EA7DBP IM66UM 59 59 SSB 1638
17.53 EA7BYM IM66UM 59 59 SSB 1638
17.52 EA1AK/7 IM66VP 59 59 SSB 1623
18.14 CT1EAT IM68DA 59 59 SSB 1629
18.17 CT1DRB IM58LO 59 51 SSB 1687
18.28 EB8AYA IL18RJ 59 59 SSB 2955
18.29 EA8BPX IL18SK 59 59 SSB 2946
18.49 OE6IWG JN77PK 59 59 SSB 510
19.02 IC8FAX JN7CN 59 59 SSB 688
RIG: Kenwood TS 2000 ANT: 2X17 F9FT
Audio:IW2NOR with EB8AYA [mp3]
I'm very happy my new ODX 2955 Km FB! 3 new # & 1 DXCC. Tks all cu on the air!
73' de IW2NOR Gaetano, www.qsl.net/iw2nor

IK3MLF, JN55wj
1800 gmt EA7RM IM97CM HRD
1803 gmt CT1EAT IM68DA 53 55
CNDX TS770 13 ELEM 40 W PA

IK4PMB, JN54ll
In and out opening, first signal from EA1AK/7 at 1715 59+++ for 2 minutes then disappeared, then:
1748 CT1EAT 59 59 IM68DA
1753 CT1EPC 59 59 IM68GD
1808 CT1DRB 55 59 IM58LP #252
1830 EA8DPX test nil
While I was having a shower EA8 has been worked, as usual Murphy rules.
Rig: 11el F9FT, FT225RD+Mutek, 8877 PA 300W (1000 during EA8 test), 73 de Anto IK4PMB JN54LL

IK8ETN, JM89ch
17:28 144.320 ssb F5IVP/P 59 IN95XD
17:33 144.312 ssb F4BWJ 59 IN93MP
my rig 25W ant. 14dj9bv hm, 73 Pietro

IZ8DWL, JM88br
17.13 F4BWJ IN93MP 59 59 SSB 1527
17.22 F6FHP IN94TR 59 59 SSB 1519
17.29 F1FAW IN94QS 59 59 SSB 1539
17.29 F6GPT IN94ST 59 59 SSB 1528

S52AA, JN76hd
18:23 CT1EPC IM68GD 59 2018km
18:38 EB7NK IM86RQ 59 1771km
18:50 EA4SV heard only
4x4el delta loop&100W

SV3CYM, KM08vf
16:43 EA2..? HRD
16:51 EA2CMY 5/5 IN93AH
17:03 F6FHP 5/3 IN94TR
17:04 F4BWJ 5/7 IN93MP
17:15 EB1IQC 5/3 IN83BK
17:18 F6FHP 5/7 IN94TR
17:33 EB1EHO 5/6 IN73DM
18:27 EB1..? QSB IN73DI
Long Es but week signals. Low activity. TNX!!! 73!!! Yannis

YU7EW, KN05hp
18.25 CT1EAT 57 53 IM68DA 2478 km! #489
also HRD: CT1EPC and EA4SV with 52-53 strong
QRM and QSB, 73 frm Pista